About us


Our goal at the Systems Biology of Host-Microbiome Interactions group is to study gut microbiome functions and their regulation to better understand the interactions with the host in health and disease.

To achieve our goals, we use a Systems Biology approach that combines experimental work, using in vitro and in vivo models of the gut microbial communities, with multiomic profiling and computational data analysis and integration.



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Veronica Llorens, finalist of the Talento Joven awards

Veronica Llorens, finalist of the Talento Joven awards

Veronica Llorens, our group leader, was selected as finalist of the Talento Joven - Comunitat Valenciana awards.

Welcome Ana Rosa!

Welcome Ana Rosa!

We want to welcome to our group our new PhD student, Ana Rosa Márquez Blesa.

Invited talk at IATA

Invited talk at IATA

Our group leader, Verónica Lloréns-Rico, gave an invited talk at the Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de los Alimentos (IATA).

Verónica Lloréns presents REGUBIOME at the outreach event "Una horchata por la salud"

Verónica Lloréns presents REGUBIOME at the outreach event “Una horchata por la salud”

Verónica Lloréns presented the ERC StG project REGUBIOME to the general public in an outreach event organized by FECYT in the context of the Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union and the conference on Personalized Medicine that is taking place in Valencia these days.

The organizers of the event “Una horchata por la ciencia” invited local researchers working on EU-funded projects, to bring excellent science being done in Valencia closer to the public.

The Lloréns-Rico Lab receives an ERC StG 2023

The Lloréns-Rico Lab receives an ERC StG 2023

The project REGUBIOME has received one of the highly competitive ERC Starting grants, receiving 1.5M€ to pursue research on gene regulation in gut bacteria.

Link to press release: https://www.cipf.es/archives/39240

Link to article in Levante: https://www.levante-emv.com/comunitat-valenciana/2023/09/05/joven-valenciana-veronica-llorens-rico-91727959.html

Link to interview in Valencia Plaza: https://valenciaplaza.com/veronica-llorens-investigacion-abrir-puertas-medicina-personalizada

The Lloréns-Rico group has received funding from the Agencia Estatal de Innovación

The Lloréns-Rico group has received funding from the Agencia Estatal de Innovación

The project has been awarded a Proyectos de Generación de Conocimiento 2022 grant to study transcriptional variation in the gut microbiome during the next three years.

Invited talk at CABD

Invited talk at CABD

Our group leader, Verónica Lloréns-Rico, gave an invited talk at the Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD).