Pancreatic Islet development and Regeneration Unit/Laboratory of Aging Biology (PIDRU LAB)


The long-term research goal of the PIDRU team is to translate our understanding of fundamental molecular mechanisms of pancreatic islet physiology to `drugable¿ targets for the development of innovative therapies for the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. More specifically putative targets implicated in ß-cell regeneration as well as survival are being investigated using a combination of molecular and cellular tools with subsequent validation in animal models of diabetes. A Medicinal chemistry program is also being developed on promising candidates. Several candidate targets are in the pipeline.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • LS - LIFE SCIENCES
  • LS4 Physiology, Pathophysiology and Endocrinology
Industrial Leadership:
  • 4. Biotechnology
  • 4.1. Boosting cutting-edge biotechnologies as future innovation drivers
Societal Challenges:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other