Núria Sala

Laboratory, Researcher
Department: PREC UNAC

Núria Sala, MS PhD, is an investigator at the Unit of Nutrition and Cancer (UNAC) and at the Translational Research Laboratory (LRT) at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-IDIBELL), where she is responsible for the study group on molecular and genetic epidemiology, focusing her research mainly on genetic susceptibility to gastric cancer. She has a degree in biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and in 1988 she got a PhD in biology, also from the UAB, after a two year stage at the Centre for Thrombosis and Vascular Research, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). From 1991 to 2006, she worked as a principal investigator at the Centre for Medical and Molecular Genetics of the Biomedical Research Institute of Bellvitge (IDIBELL), focusing her research on the molecular pathology of thrombophilia and, more recently, on the genetics of other complex diseases such as cancer. In 2006, she joined the Unit of Nutrition, Environment and Cancer of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme, at the Catalan Institute of Oncology, and since then she has worked essentially in the study of the genetic susceptibility to complex diseases such as cancer, and particularly, gastric cancer. In addition, she is a member of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Spanish cohort group, where she acts as an advisor for genetic and other molecular epidemiology analyses and coordinates the DNA extraction and biobanking of the EPIC Spanish samples.

Research Accreditation from Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya (AQU), Exp Nº: U1445/689 5599-662001, 2007. Accreditation in Human Genetics (Asociación Española de Genética Humana-AEGH), Ref no. nº 0194, 2010.

Member of the Ethical and Clinical Research Committee (CEIC) of University Hospital Bellvitge-ICO-IDIBELL, from October 2014. Member of the evaluation panel of research projects from the Spanish National Agency for evaluation (ANEP). Member of the Specific Assessment Committee for Evaluation of the Programa de Ayudas de Formación de Investigadores, 2013 and 2014 for the Basque Government.
She has been Principal Investigator of 14 research projects funded by the Spanish Instituto de Salud Carlos III or the Science Ministry (MICINN) agencies and has collaborated in many other projects, among which the European EurGast project (QLG1- 2001-01049) on gastric cancer and the ECNIS Network of Excellence within the EU 6th FP.
She has published more than 80 papers in peer review journals, as well as reviews and book chapters and she has supervised six PhD thesis and several other master degree thesis.

ResearcherID: G-8471-2015
ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3585-7613

nsala@iconcologia.net; nsala@idibell.cat