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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Preoperative Circulating Succinate Levels as a Biomarker for Diabetes Remission After Bariatric Surgery.

Ceperuelo-Mallafré V and Llauradó G et al.Diabetes Care. 2019 Aug 2. pii: dc190114. doi: 10.2337/dc19-0114. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:31375523

Changes in Bone Mineral Density in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes After Different Bariatric Surgery Procedures and the Role of Gastrointestinal Hormones.

Guerrero-Pérez F et al Obes Surg. 2019 Aug 16. doi: 10.1007/s11695-019-04127-5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:31420830

Deficient Endoplasmic Reticulum-Mitochondrial Phosphatidylserine Transfer Causes Liver Disease. 

Hernández-Alvarez MI et al. Cell. 2019 May 2;177(4):881-895.e17. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.04.010. PMID: 31051106

SUCNR1 controls an anti-inflammatory program in macrophages to regulate the metabolic response to obesity.

Keiran N and Ceperuelo-Mallafré V et al. Nat Immunol. 2019 Apr 8. doi: 10.1038/s41590-019-0372-7. [Epub ahead of print]

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Role of adipose tissue GLP-1R expression in metabolic improvement after bariatric surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes. 

Ejarque M et al. Sci Rep. 2019 Apr 18;9(1):6274. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42770-1.PMID: 31000783

Accuracy of new recommendations for adrenal incidentalomas in the evaluation of excessive cortisol secretion and follow-up. 

Ruiz A, et al. Eur J Clin Invest. 2019 Feb;49(2):e13048. doi: 10.1111/eci.13048. Epub 2018 Dec 7. PMID: 30412278

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