Neurosciences and Sense Organs

This is perhaps the oldest research area of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital. Since its inception, translational research in the field of Neurology and of Neurosciences general, has played a prominent role in the research activity of the hospital and currently constitutes the largest research area of IRYCIS. Being the area with the largest number of research groups, it integrates groups focused on basic research and genetic bases of neurological, neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases, sensory organ pathologies and psychiatric diseases.

Leaders

  • Dr. Francisco Muñoz Negrete

    Jefe de servicio de Oftalmología

  • Dr. Javier Fernández Ruiz

    Profesor Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Microbiology, Immunology and Infection

Basic researchers and medical specialists are integrated to meet the common general objective of translational research in microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases. An omics approach is applied to the studies of microbial system models in order to optimize the diagnostic, therapeutic, prognostic and preventive approaches of infectious diseases. All this combined aims to improve the surveillance of health problems in the field of infection and also disease prevention.

Leaders

  • Dr. Francisco Muñoz Negrete

    Jefe de servicio de Oftalmología

  • Dr. Javier Fernández Ruiz

    Profesor Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Chronic Diseases and Cancer

With groups of significant international impact, area 3 forms a network of researchers with common objectives in the field of chronic diseases and cancer in an ideal setting for the development of internal and external alliances that foster the excellence and competitiveness necessary to grow and make significant advances in the fight against this type of diseases. It is one of the areas of the IRYCIS with the greatest presence of clinical research, concentrating the largest number of studies and clinical trials. Its groups focus their research on cancer, digestive, vascular and renal pathology, geriatric research and ageing, as well as urological surgery and transplantation.

Leaders

  • Dr. Francisco Muñoz Negrete

    Jefe de servicio de Oftalmología

  • Dr. Javier Fernández Ruiz

    Profesor Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Epidemiology and Health Technology

A common objective of this area is to generate and validate tools with clinical utility for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of different pathologies. The translational nature of the groups should be highlighted that allows collaborations with the majority of the Hospital's clinical services and transversal vocation backed by various collaborations with other IRYCIS groups. This is the IRYCIS area with the highest percentage of groups coming from the university.

Leaders

  • Dr. Francisco Muñoz Negrete

    Jefe de servicio de Oftalmología

  • Dr. Javier Fernández Ruiz

    Profesor Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Cardiometabolism and Systems Pathology

Groups dedicated to different fields of biomedical research come together in Area 5 to address a broad spectrum of diseases with a high population impact and prevalence, increasingly due to sedentary lifestyles and population ageing; complex aspects of the disease, which cannot be characterised independently as they concur on most occasions in the same type of patient throughout the progression of the disease. All groups have a common denominator: the generation of clinical and translational projects with patient-centred objectives. In area 5, research is conducted on the physiopathology of cardiovascular, pneumological, multisystemic diseases, endocrine and metabolic disorders and digestive surgery.

Leaders

  • Dr. Francisco Muñoz Negrete

    Jefe de servicio de Oftalmología

  • Dr. Javier Fernández Ruiz

    Profesor Universidad Complutense de Madrid