Jordi was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1970. He studied Physics at the University of Barcelona (UB) and graduated in 1996. A brief period as editor of scientific textbooks for the Open University of Catalonia was followed by his PhD in Physics, from 1998 to 2003. Research was carried out at the ECM Department, Faculty of Physics, UB, and on experimental studies of interfacial instabilities in fluids. He next 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 University of Barcelona, Physics Faculty, to establish an experimental group in neuroscience. A permant position as Associate Professor was granted in November 2015.
2015 – Present: Associate Professor, University of Barcelona.
2013 – 2015: “Talented Researcher Program”, University of Barcelona.
2009 – 2013: “Ramón y Cajal” researcher, University of Barcelona.
2005 – 2008: 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.
- 2019: Award "Ciutat de Barcelona" for the article A. Domenico et al., "Patiant-Specific iPSC-Derived Astrocytes Contribute to Non-Cell-Autonomous Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Disease", Stem Cell Reports 12, 1-17 (2019).
- 2011: Best Young Researcher, Atomium Culture, European Commission.
- 2003: Award for the Best Experimental Thesis in Physics at the University of Barcelona.