Neurological Disorders Programme

Neurological Disorders Programme:  composed of 7 research groups from different fields, from clinical genetics, molecular genetics and molecular and cellular physiology, specialized in multiple rare neuromuscular and neurological disorders, both of genetic and acquired origin.


Rare diseases studied

  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy
  • SMA
  • Myasthenia gravis and congenital myasthenia
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Inherited and acquired ataxias
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Enfermedad de Lafora y otras epilepsias genéticas raras
  • Enfermedades peroxisomales
  • Enfermedades neuroinmunológicas



To investigate the biological and physiopathological foundations of rare neurological disorders, directing the collaborative knowledge generated in the laboratory and in the clinical-basic interface towards the development of diagnostic and therapeutic translational tools, and towards clinical research initiatives.

Research groups of the PdI

Main ResearcherInstitutionProvinceDetails
Dalmau Obrador, Josep Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas August Pi i Sunyer Barcelona
Gallano Petit, Mª Pía Instituto de Investigacion del Hospital de la Santa Cruz y San Pablo Barcelona
Illa Sendra, Isabel Instituto de Investigacion del Hospital de la Santa Cruz y San Pablo Barcelona
Pallardó Calatayud, Federico Universidad de Valencia Valencia
Sanz, Pascual Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Valencia
Serratosa, José Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Fundación Jiménez Díaz Madrid
Sevilla, Teresa Fundación para la Investigación del Hospital la Fe Valencia
Scientific Programme Manager Beatriz Gómez