Cayetano González
Principal Investigator
ICREA Research Professor
Institut de Recerca Biomedica, IRB Barcelona.
Josep Samitier 1
08028-Barcelona, Spain.
Tel: (34) 93 - 403 - 71 9 1(Office)
Tel: (34) 93 - 403 - 70 18 (Lab)


Cayetano González obtained his Master in Sciences and his PhD degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. After four years of postdoctoral work at Imperial College, London, Dr. González became Joint Principal Investigator of the CRC at the Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Dundee for four years, and later, in 1993, Group Leader at EMBL, Heidelberg (Germany) for nine years. Since 2004 he has held an ICREA Research Professorship and leads the Cell Division group at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine –IRB Barcelona, where he is also Coordinator of the Cell and Developmental Biology Programme.

Scientific interests

The goal of the laboratory is to understand the mechanisms of cell division. We apply a multidisciplinary approach that combines genetics, molecular biology and advanced in vivo microscopy. We use Drosophila as well as cultured cells derived from vertebrates as model systems. Current on-going projects include the study of the mechanisms of spindle assembly, the genetic and molecular dissection of the centrosome and the modelling of  cancer in Drosophila.

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