Early-Stage Researcher

Partner Lab

IC bioGUNE (Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences), a non-profit biomedical research organization, was inaugurated at the Technology Park of Bizkaia in 2005. CIC bioGUNE plays a strong role in advancing biomedical research and technological innovation in the Basque Country. CIC bioGUNE provides state-of-the-art research infrastructure in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and structural biology facilities, among others. It employs 22 research group leaders, more than 85 postdocs, technicians and engineers, and provides training opportunities to over twenty PhD students each year. International recruitment, includes fellows from Ikerbasque, Bizkaia:talent, and Ramón y Cajal programs. CIC bioGUNE receives competitive research grants (European Union, NIH, and the Spanish Plan Nacional I+D+I, FIS, CIBER and CONSOLIDER programs, BBVA Foundation and Genome Spain).



Orhi Barroso Gomila started his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Pau (UPPA) in 2011, and finished it at the University of the Basque Country (EHU-UPV), with a major in Cellular, Molecular and Genetic Biology.  During his final undergraduate project, he took part in a co-operative project between the UPPA and EHU-UPV, whose aim was to characterize the mate choice and overdominance on MH genes in natural families of Atlantic Salmon.  He obtained his Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Major in Cancer Research at the University of Louvain (UCL). His Master’s Thesis at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Brussels focused on the signalling pathways involved in the constitutive expression of PD-L1 in breast and lung cancer cell lines. Orhi also completed an Erasmus+ internship at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) on the role of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases in the Immunological Synapse assembly and T cell activation. He is currently doing his PhD in Rosa Barrio’s research group at the CIC bioGUNE.