About us

Welcome to Translational Research in Respiratory Medicine

The Translational Research in Respiratory Medicine Group (TRRM) consists of basic, clinical and epidemiological researchers, who work at the Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Lleida (IRB Lleida), a collaborating center of the University of Lleida.

The principal investigator of the TRRM group is Ferran Barbé Illa.

The TRRM group of the IRB Lleida belongs, since 2008, to the Centro de Investigación en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERes) platform, constituting the Group 35. Currently, the Group 35 is one of the leading exponents of Spanish Sleep Network of the Sociedad Española de Neumología (SEPAR).

Our group has established collaborations with a large number of centers in Spain, Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Thus, it is developing various projects in close collaboration with other research centers, among the Comer Children’s Hospital of Chicago (USA), University of California (USA), University of Oxford (United Kingdom), Hospital of Grenoble (France), Hospital of Zurich (Switzerland), Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (Australia), Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Hospital Son Espases of Palma de Mallorca, University Hospital of Alava, Miguel Servet Hospital in Zaragoza, Hospital La Fe in Valencia, Guadalajara Hospital, National University Hospital (Singapore) and University of Sao Paulo Medical School (Brazil).

In the TRRM group of the IRB Lleida, we involve researchers from many specialties in order to approach the study of the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) and its  consequences. The research excellence of the TRRM group has been recognized internationally and its research contributions are considered as one of the most relevant in the study and treatment of sleep apnea syndrome (OSA). Resulting of the work done by the group in recent years, there have been numerous scientific works of great international impact.

Our mission

Our mission is to improve population health trough research, training and innovation in respiratory medicine, considering the society as the impeller, participant and beneficiary of our activity.

Our team

Meet our excellent team of professionals about translational research

Ferran Barbé Illa

Pulmonologist
CEO of Translational Research in Respiratory Medicine group
febarbe.lleida.ics@gencat.cat

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Maricel Arbonés Tomàs

Project Manager
CMO of Translational Research in Respiratory Medicine group
marbones.lleida.ics@gencat.cat

Albina Aldomà Balasch

Cardiologist
Doctoral Researcher
albinaab81@hotmail.es

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Ana Mas Esteve

Pulmonology Fellow 
Research Physician
annamasesteve@gmail.com

Anabel L. Castro Grattoni

Biomedical, Master in Biomedical Research
Doctoral Researcher
anabelcastro197@hotmail.com

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Anunciación Cortijo Fernández

Pulmonologist
Sleep Unit Coordinator
acortijo@gss.scs.es

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Cecilia Turino

Pulmonologist
Doctoral Researcher
bloom6784@gmail.com

Gerard Piñol Ripoll

Neurologist
Senior Researcher
gpinol@gss.scs.es

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Iván Benítez Iglesias

Estadístico
Investigador
ibenitez@irblleida.cat

Joan Ramon Rozadilla Sacanell

Pulmonologist
Senior Researcher
jrrozadilla@gss.scs.es

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Jordi de Batlle Garcia

Biologist, Doctor in Health and Life Sciences
Senior Researcher
jordidebatlle@gmail.com

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Luis Fernando Casas Méndez

Pulmonologist
Doctoral Researcher
lfcasas.lleida.ics@gencat.cat

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Lydia Pascual Arnó

Nurse
Research Nurse
lpascual@gss.scs.es

Maria Asunción Seminario Ruiz

Pulmonologist
Doctoral Researcher
masruiz83@gmail.com

Maria Jesús Muniesa Royo

Ophthalmologist
Senior Researcher
mariajesus.muniesa@gmail.com

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Mireia Dalmases Cleries

Pulmonologist
Senior Researcher
mireia_dalmases@hotmail.com

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Núria Nadal Braqué

General Practitioner
Researcher
nnadal.lleida.ics@gencat.cat

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Núria Roure Miró

Psychologist
Senior Researcher 
njroure@gmail.com

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Núria Tarraubella Balanyà 

General Practitioner
Researcher
ntarraubella@gmail.com

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Olga Mínguez Roure

Technician Specialist in Sleep
Technician of the Sleep Unit
olgaminguez@gmail.com

Paola Carmona

Nurse
Research Nurse
pcarmona@gss.scs.es

Sílvia Gómez Falguera

Pulmonologist
Study Coordinator
sgfalguera@gmail.com

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