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Welcome to the Diabetes and Obesity Research Laboratory

Welcome to the website of the Diabetes and Obesity Research Laboratory. Our main objective is to gain an improved understanding of the genetic, metabolic and molecular defects involved in the development of diabetes mellitus and obesity, with the end goal of innovating treatment and prevention methods.

Our laboratory forms part of the prestigious August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) and the Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorders (CIBERDEM). Our basic research takes place at the Esther Koplowitz Centre (CEK) in Barcelona, Spain, near the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, which grounds our activity as a research laboratory in the field of biomedicine. We also perform clinical research at the Diabetes and Exercise Research Unit of the Hospital Clínic, located in the northern part of the city.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that the information it contains will prove to be useful and of interest to you. Please feel free to contact us if you should have any questions or comments.


Anna Novials, MD, PhD
Diabetes and Obesity Research Laboratory Director