Patricia Guijarro Larraz

Project manager

Patricia Guijarro Larraz

Patricia Guijarro holds a Biology degree (University of Barcelona, 1998), a PhD in Neurobiology (University of Barcelona, 2006) and a Master in Clinical Trials and Medical Affairs (CESIF, 2018).

After finishing her PhD studies in Barcelona, she moved to the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS) for her postdoctoral stage. From 2014 to 2017 she made several collaborations as a visiting scientist in the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, and in the George Washington University in Washington DC. Her research topics focused on brain development, and she acquired a strong expertise in cell and tissue culture, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, and DNA/RNA techniques.

Looking for a change in her career towards clinical research, in January 2018 she enrolled in a Master in Clinical Trials and Medical Affairs. After finishing her Master, in September 2018 she joined the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program (PREC) in the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), where she provided support in research activities and project management in observational and epidemiological studies on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and related cancers.

Since September 2019, she is study coordinator in two clinical studies with the nonavalent HPV vaccine: a randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy, immunogenicity and safety of 9v-HPV vaccine versus placebo in preventing persistent oral infection in adult men (NCT04199689), and a study evaluating the efficacy in decreasing HPV viral infectivity and transmission in HPV-positive women.

Starting in October 2018, she is also scientific editor in HPV World, an independent newsletter that disseminates relevant scientific evidence on HPV infections and prevention, diagnostic and treatment of HPV-related diseases.



Khrameeva E, Kurochkin I, Han D, Guijarro P et al. Single-cell-resolution transcriptome map of human, chimpanzee, bonobo, and macaque brains. Genome Res. 2020 May;30(5):776-789. DOI: 10.1101/gr.256958.119.

Kanton S, Boyle MJ, He Z, (…) Guijarro P et al. Organoid single-cell genomic atlas uncovers human-specific features of brain development. Nature. 2019 Oct;574(7778):418-422. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1654-9.

He Z, Han D, Efimova O, Guijarro P et al. Comprehensive transcriptome analysis of neocortical layers in humans, chimpanzees and macaques. Nat Neurosci 2017; 20:886‐895. DOI: 10.1038/nn.4548.

Guijarro P, Wang Y, Ying Y et al. In vivo knockdown of ckit impairs neuronal migration and axonal extension in the cerebral cortex. Dev Neurobiol 2013; 73:871‐887. DOI: 10.1002/dneu.22107.

Guijarro P, Jiang J, and Yuan X. (2012). Culturing of Cerebellar Granule Cells to Study Neuronal Migration: Gradient and Local Perfusion Assays. Current Protocols in Neuroscience 2012; chapter 3:26. DOI: 10.1002/0471142301.ns0326s60.