Albert Jordan, PhD
After graduating in Biology at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) Albert Jordan went on to do his Ph.D. (1992-95) in the laboratory of Drs Jordi Barbé and Isidre Gibert at the Dept. Genetics and Microbiology, UAB, where he was a Lecturer afterwards (1996-98). In the meantime he spent five consecutive summer periods in Dr Peter Reichard’s laboratory at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. He then moved to San Francisco to undertake his postdoctoral work in the group of Dr Eric Verdin at the Gladstone Institutes-UCSF (1999-2001), where he became interested in the role of chromatin in human and viral gene expression control. In 2002 he got a Ramon y Cajal appointment to join the group of Dr Miguel Beato at CRG (Barcelona) where he became staff scientist afterwards. Finally, in 2008 he got a permanent CSIC position to start an independent group at IBMB, Dept. Molecular Genomics. He has been Department director between 2011-13 and 2015-present. In parallel, Dr Jordan has been appointed coordinator of the Molecular Biology section of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB) between 2009-16, coordinator of the Chromatin and Epigenetics section since 2017, and Sections Coordinator and member of the Directive Committee of SCB since 2012. Dr Jordan has been awarded several grants, directed 9 PhD thesis and published more than 40 papers.