Dr. Joan Lopez Hellin has a grade in Chemistry, a MSc in Biochemistry, a PhD in Chemistry and a board certification as medical specialist in clinical biochemistry. He is a researcher in the CIBBIM-Nanomedicine group, where he is focused in the investigation of kidney glomerular diseases, specially idiopathic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), leading several projects to detect the causal factors of the disease and specific biomarkers for them.
Dr. Lopez Hellin also works as consultant in the Clinical Laboratories of Valld’Hebron Hospital, in the Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Unit. He has participated in the developement of several research and clinical techniques using stable isotopes, mass spectrometry and proteomic techniques. He has authored 34 articles in international journals.