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Dr. Mercè Boada RoviraResearcher


ACE Foundation, Catalan Institute of the Applied Neuroscience

Job title

CMO; Medical Director of the ACE Foundation


Marquès de Sentmenat, 57


Biology of Ageing / Biogerontology, Clinical Sciences / Geriatrics

Methodology areas

Behaviour and Aging


Bachelor of Medicine, University of Barcelona, specialist in Neurology and PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona

CMO at Fundació ACE. Institut Català de Neurociències Aplicades (Alzheimer Center Research and Memory Clinic), Barcelona and Department Director at Neurology Service, Neurodegenerative Disease Area, at University Hospitat Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona.

Principal Investigator in many studies focusing on genome and phenome of common diseases; biomarkers and neuroimaging for prodromic AD diagnosis, and design of new pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments approaches.

Her research has been funded by Catalan, Spanish and European grants.

She leads the “Documento Sitges” project concerning legal rights and protection for people with dementia.

She is corresponding member of the American Neurological Association and member of the scientific societies: SCN, SEN, SEGG, AAN, ANPA
She is member of the European Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium (EADC).

She co-manages the Barcelona-Pittsburgh Biannual Conference held in Barcelona and organized with the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center of the Pittsburgh University

She has published more than 85 articles in international journals as well as books and book chapters related with dementia.

She received the 2008 Professional Excellence Award from the Medical Council of Catalonia