Who's Who

Xavier Castells

Postdoctoral Fellow

Molecular Mechanisms and Biomarkers Group


Specialty:

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2009PhDBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaCerdanyola del VallèsCatalonia, Spain
2005MScBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaCerdanyola del VallèsCatalonia, Spain
2003BScBiochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaCerdanyola del VallèsCatalonia, Spain


Current Research Projects

  • Toxicogenomic aspects of aristolochic acid-associated nephropathy and urinary tract carcinogenesis
    Collaborators: AP Grollman, T Rosenquist, K Dickman (model systems), J Nortier, B Jelakovic (clinical samples)

  • MicroRNAs as biomarkers of early carcinogenesis in urothelial tissues
    Collaborators: J Nortier, B Jelakovic; AP Grollman


Selected Publications

Castells X, Acebes JJ, Majós C, Boluda S, Julià-Sapé M, Candiota AP, Ariño J, Barceló A, Arús C. Development of robust discriminant equations for assessing subtypes of glioblastoma biopsies. Br J Cancer 106 (11): 1816-25

Tortosa R, Castells X, Vidal E, Costa C, Ruiz de Villa M del C, Sánchez A, Barceló A, Torres JM, Pumarola M, Ariño J. Central nervous system gene expression changes in a transgenic mouse model for bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Vet Res 42(1): 109

Castells X, Acebes JJ, Boluda S, Moreno-Torres A, Pujol J, Julià-Sapé M, Candiota AP, Ariño J, Barceló A, Arús C. Development of a predictor for human brain tumours based on gene expression values obtained from two types of microarray technologies. OMICS : A Journal of Integrative Biology 14(2): 157-64

Castells X, García-Gómez JM, Navarro A, Acebes JJ, Godino O, Boluda S, Robles M, Barceló A, Ariño, Arús C. Automated brain tumor biopsy prediction using single-labeling cDNA microarrays-based gene expression profiling. Diagn Mol Pathol 18(4): 206-18

Scientific Societies Membership

Sociedad Española de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular
Societat Catalana de Biologia
AACR - American Society for Cancer Research