Background and activities

Ignacio Catalan is a MD specialist in Gastroenterology. He has worked as a consultant at Hospital Arnau de Vilanova (HAV) in Valencia Spain since 2005. After a clinical stay at Mt. Snai Hospital IBD Unit (NY, USA) in 2011, worked as coordinator of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit at HAV in Valencia, and as associate professor in the University of Valencia, where he got his pHD on Innate Immunology and Crohn´s disease.

Nowadays combines clinical activity at Levanger Hospital in gastroenterology and a post-doc position at NTNU CEMIR (IBD group coordinated by Dr. A.K. Sandvik), with special focus on the pathogenesis of IBD, specially the role of gammadelta T lymphocytes and innate immunity cells and opportunistic infections (Microsporidia), as well as clinical studies in IBD. These studies are partly aticulated in the frame of an international collaboration agreement between NTNU and an IBD research hospital net in Spain.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

  • Benet-Campos, Carmen; Cuéllar, Carmen; García-Ballesteros, Carlos; Zamora, Vega; Gil-Borrás, Rafael; catalan-Serra, Ignacio; López-Chulía, Francisca; Andreu-Ballester, Juan Carlos. (2017) Determination of anti-anisakis simplex antibodies and relationship with αβ and γδ lymphocyte subpopulations in patients with Crohn's Disease. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. vol. 62 (4).
  • catalan-Serra, Ignacio; Sandvik, Arne Kristian; Bruland, Torunn; Andreu-Ballester, Juan Carlos. (2017) Gammadelta T cells in Crohn's disease: a new player in the disease pathogenesis?. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis.
  • catalan-Serra, Ignacio. (2016) • Catalán Serra I, Andreu-Ballester JC, Gil-Borrás R, Amigo-Garcia V, Benet C, Ballester F. Andreu-Ballester JC. GammadeltaT cells deficit in the peripheral blood of patients with Crohn´s Disease: relationship with clinical and endoscopiacal activity. UEGW. UEG Journal. 2016:4 (Suppl 1): A:1351. United European Gastroenterology journal.
  • Serra, Ignacio Catalan. (2015) • Andreu-Ballester JC, Gil-Borrás R, García-Ballesteros C, Catalán-Serra I, Amigo V, Fernández-Fígares V, Cuéllar C. Epstein-Barr virus is related with n5-aminosalicylic acid, tonsillectomy, and CD19(+) cells in Crohn's disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 ;21:4666-4672. World Journal of Gastroenterology.
  • Serra, Ignacio Catalan. (2015) • Catalan I, Huguet JM, Minguez M. et al. "Information resources used by patients with Inflammatory bowel disease: satisfaction, expectations and information gaps". Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015 Mar 24. pii: S0210-5705(14)00242-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gastrohep.2014.09.003. gastroenterologia y hepatologia.
  • Serra, Ignacio Catalan. (2015) • Sagberg I, Platou C, Haugnes B, Hov H, Rønne E, Catalán-Serra I. Letter to the editor: Colonic findings in a patient with relapse of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome). Int J Colorectal Dis. 2015 Mar 22. International Journal of Colorectal Disease.
  • catalan-Serra, Ignacio. (2013) • Andreu-Ballester JC, Garcia-Ballesteros C, Amigo V, Ballester F, Gil-Borrás R, Catalán-Serra I, Magnet A, Fenoy S, del Aguila C, Ferrando-Marco J, Cuéllar C. Microsporidia and its relation to Crohn's disease. A retrospective study. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 18;8(4):e62107. doi: 10.1371. PLoS ONE.
  • catalan-Serra, Ignacio. (2012) • Andreu J, Pérez J, García C, Amigo V, Catalán I, Monforte A, Bixquert M, Ballester F. Deficit of interleukin-7 in serum of patients with Crohn´s disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2012 DOI:10.1002/ibd.22914. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
  • catalan-Serra, Ignacio. (2011) • Andreu JC, Amigó V, Catalán I, Gil R, Ballester F, Almela A., Millan M, Peñarroja C. Deficit of gamma delta T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood of patients with Crohn´s disease. Dig Dis Sci 2011;56:2613–2622. Digestive Diseases and Sciences.
  • catalan-Serra, Ignacio. (2010) • Catalán, L. Martín, L. Navarro et al. Crohn´s disease and Sweet syndrome: an uncommon association. Rev Esp Enf Digest. 2010; 102: 331-336. Revista española de enfermedades digestivas.
  • catalan-Serra, Ignacio. (2008) • Escudero A, Catalán I, Gonzalvo J, Bixquert M, Navarro L, Herrera L, Durbán L, Monforte A. “Effectiveness, safety and tolerability og intragastric balloon in association with low-calorie diet for the treatment of obese patients” Rev Esp Enf Digest 2008; 100;349-354. Revista española de enfermedades digestivas.
  • catalan-Serra, Ignacio. (2003) • Blesa JR, Giner R,Vidal J, Lacalle M, Catalán I, Bixquert M, Igual L, Hernández-Yago J. Report of hereditary persistence of alphafetoprotein in a Spanish family: molecular basis and clinical concerns. Journal of Hepatology 2003; 38:541-544. Journal of Hepatology.
  • catalan-Serra, Ignacio. (2002) • Blesa JR, Vidal J, Giner R, Lacalle ML, Catalán I, Hernández-Yago J. Detection of hereditary persistence of alphafetoprotein by conformation sensitive gel electrophoresis analysis. Clinical Chemistry 2003; 49(12): 2102-2103. Clinical Chemistry.