Family name, First name: Soriano-Fradera, Jordi
Date of birth: December 14th, 1970
Researcher unique identifier (ORCID): 0000-0003-2676-815X

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Jordi was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1970. He studied Physics at the University of Barcelona and graduated in 1996. After a brief period as editor of educational scientific books, he started his PhD in Physics in 1998 at the ECM department of the Faculty of Physics, working on experimental studies of interfacial instabilities in fluids. After completion of the doctorate in early 2003 he moved to Bayreuth, Germany, for a 2.5-year postdoc in biophysics in the group of Prof. Albrecht Ott. He studied the formation of the head-foot axis in the polyp Hydra, and combined physics with experiments in developmental biology and genetics. By mid 2005 he started a second, 3.5-year postdoc in neuroscience in the group of Prof. Elisha Moses at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, developing new experimental techniques to study connectivity in living neuronal networks.

From November 2008 to late 2013 Jordi was contracted as  Ramón-y-Cajal researcher at the Department ECM, Faculty of Physics (University of Barcelona)  to establish an experimental group in neuroscience.

Since early 2014 Jordi is researcher within the "Talented Investigator" Programme of the University of Barcelona and Fundació Bosch i Gimpera.


2003: PhD in Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain.

1997 B.S. in Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain.


2014 – Present: “Talented Researcher Program”, University of Barcelona, Spain.

2009 – 2013: “Ramón y Cajal” researcher, University of Barcelona, Spain.

2008: “Curwen-Lowy” fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

2005 – 2007: Post-doc, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

2003 – 2005: Post-doc, University of Bayreuth, Germany

1998 – 2003: PhD thesis, Faculty of Physics, University of Barcelona


2011: Best Young Researcher, Atomium Culture, European Commission.

2003: Award for the Best Experimental Thesis in Physics at the University of Barcelona.


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