The Diabetes and Metabolic Associated Diseases Research Group (DIAMET) is a multidisciplinary and dynamic research group focused on the study of metabolic derangements associated to diabetes mellitus and obesity morbidities.

The research group is leaded by Dr. Sonia Fernandez-Veledo and is composed by clinical and basic investigators, technicians and administrative support staff.

The group belongs to the Pere Virgily Institute (IISPV) and University Hospital from Tarragona Joan XXIII, and is integrated in a nationwide net for the study of diabetes, CIBERdem, that was initiated in 2008 by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III from Spain. Likewise, the group is recognised as a consolidated group by the Agencia de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) from the Generalitat de Catalunya since 2009, housed in the Rovira i Virgili University.

The group has wide experience in undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows training, both in clinical and basic science. Research tools and the education at the bench are coached by experienced senior post-doctoral investigators. The group integrates investigators from different competitive prestigious programs such as Miguel Servet and Ramón y Cajal tenure track positions, post-doctoral junior grants (Sara Borrell and Juan de la Cierva) and Río Hortega specialised healthcare post-training contracts. Additionally, the group has established fellowship-training programs in foreign labs of prestigious research groups in Europe and USA.

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Role of Gastrointestinal Hormones as a Predictive Factor for Long-Term Diabetes Remission: Randomized Trial Comparing Metabolic Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Greater Curvature Plication. Casajoana A, Guerrero-Pérez F, et al. Obes Surg. 2021 Jan 5. doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-05192-x.

Adipose tissue is a key organ for the beneficial effects of GLP-2 metabolic function. Ejarque M, Sabadell-Basallote J, et al. Br J Pharmacol. 2020 Sep 28. doi: 10.1111/bph.15278. 3

Effect of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on the Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1-Alpha Expression. Is There a Relationship with the Clock Genes? López-Cano C, Gutiérrez-Carrasquilla L, et al. J Clin Med. 2020 Aug 13;9(8):2632. doi: 10.3390/jcm9082632.

Microbial Signature in Adipose Tissue of Crohn's Disease Patients. Serena C, Queipo-Ortuño M, et al. J Clin Med. 2020 Jul 31;9(8):2448. doi: 10.3390/jcm9082448.

Impaired Succinate Response to a Mixed Meal in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Is Normalized After Metabolic Surgery.Astiarraga B, Martínez L, et al. Diabetes Care. 2020 Oct;43(10):2581-2587. doi: 10.2337/dc20-0460.



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