Adrià is an Assistant Professor of Neurolinguistics at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, He is working on enhancing our understanding of brain behavior relations to improve assessment and treatment protocols for people with neurological conditions leading to aphasia.
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Words of Strength
Polyglot, networker, problem-solver
Scientists need to push forward the development of simple and cost-effective solutions.
Adrià is working on new protocols to rapidly assess language impairments in people with primary progressive aphasia, Alzheimer's disease, and other neuropathologies. Two recent papers by his team have shown the usefulness of looking at the word properties of fluency tasks for this matter.
As an Atlantic Fellow, Adrià became more aware of the greater picture. That is, he was not only able to push his interests in language processing, but also learn about aspects of neurology, healthy economics, policy-making, among others.
Language impairments in people with neurodegeneration can, and should, be used to detect the disease at an early stage, monitor its development and therapeutic approaches, and learn more about how language is processed in the brain.
Adrià Rofes is an assistant professor in Neurolinguitsics at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Trinity College Dublin and Johns Hopkins University under the auspices of a Global Brain Health Institute fellowship. Before that, he obtained a PhD degree in cognitive neuroscience and an MSc in clinical linguistics thanks to two prestigious Erasmus Mundus grants from the European Commission.
2020 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) . EAC/A02/2019 2019 Faculty Support: Start-Up Grant, University of Groningen. L19.02140 2019 Stimulus of Scientific Employment, Individual Support. Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. CEECIND/01117/2018 2017 Alzheimer's Association and Global Brain Health Institute. Predicting therapy effects in people with Alzheimer's disease using tDCS. 534977 2016 National Social Science Fund of China. Neurolinguistic Approaches to the Assessment of Language Learning Aptitude. 16CYY024 2016 Training school. Statistics in aphasia research at University of Malta, Attard, Malta. Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists. ISCH IS1208-040416 2016 Short Term Scientific Mission. Development of an EEG paradigm. Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists, ISCH IS1208-30721 2012-2015 Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs) grant, IDEALAB PhD program. 2013-2014 Cognitive Science Postgraduate Research Grant (CSPRG) R4. Macquarie University 2010-2012 Erasmus Mundus Master Course (EMMCs) grant, EMCL program (European Master in Clinical Linguistics) - emcl-mundus.com 2011 Premi Extraordinari de Titulació – Special Award BA in Catalan philology and BA in English philology. Autonomous University of Barcelona 2010 Collaboration grant (COLAB). Department of Catalan philology and Center for Theoretical Linguistics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona 2009 Grant and Grant with Honors. Becas de Movilidad Internacional Fernando Alonso 2008-2009. Banco Santander 2009 Bancaja Grants to best academic records of the Autonomous University of Barcelona International Mobility’s program 2009 International Mobility program grants of the Autonomous University of Barcelona International Mobility’s program 2009 General grant to undergraduates (GRAL). Agaur/Ministerio 2007-2008 Four grants. Summer courses at University of Girona, symposium in Mallorca (DRAC), and general grants (GRAL) for undergraduates