Gabriel Capellá

Photo of Gabriel CapelláGabriel Capellá obtained his MD degree by the University of Barcelona in 1983. He trained as a general and digestive surgeon at the Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona.

His interest in translational cancer research lead him to a postdoctoral stay with Dr Manuel Perucho in 1989 and 1990. Back in Spain, he spent 8 years at the Gastrointestinal Research Laboratory at the Hospital de Sant Pau where he focused his research in the molecular basis of pancreatic and colorectal cancer.

Since 1998 he has worked at the Instituto Catalán de Oncología where he was Director of the Translational Research Laboratory until 2011. Since 2010 he has served as Director of the Hereditary Cancer Program.

His main interest is the study of the genetic basis of gastrointestinal cancer focusing in novel technologies for the clinical management of patient at risk of developing GI Cancer. He is co-author of more than 220 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Since 2013 he has served as Vice-Director for Research and Innovation, Health Department, Catalan Government. He is co-founder of VCN Biosciences, a spin-off aimed at developing new cancer therapies based on oncolytic adenoviruses.