Llorenç Grau Roma was born in Monistrol de Calders, a small village near the city of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). He obtained a Bachelor in Biochemistry (BSc) in 2000 and a Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2004 from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (www.uab.cat).
After working as a swine veterinary practitioner during 6 months, he performed his PhD at the Research Centre for Animal Health (Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal [CReSA]) (www.cresa.cat) and the UAB. His PhD was focused on epidemiology and diagnosis of Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) in swine, and obtained the extraordinary doctorate award from the UAB.
In 2009, he was working as a post-doctoral researcher for 6 months at CReSA, being in charge of a clinical study evaluating the efficacy of a Porcine Circovirus type 2 vaccine.
Between 2009 and 2013, he performed a residency in veterinary pathology in the UAB. He successfully passed the board exam for the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) in 2013.
He joined the Veterinary School of Medicine and Science as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Veterinary Pathology in January 2014, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017.
Llorenç Grau Roma is an Associate Professor in Veterinary Pathology. He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) and possesses a PhD in veterinary medicine.
His area of expertise is veterinary pathology. However, he is interested in performing a multidisciplinary approach to research. In this regards, he has interest and has done research in areas like epidemiology, molecular biology or clinical medicine. Infectious diseases (mostly viruses) in pigs and poultry is his main area of interest, but he is also involved in other research areas like canine cancer and tuberculosis.
GRAU-ROMA L, CRISCI E, SIBILA M, LÓPEZ-SORIA S, NOFRARIAS M, CORTEY M, FRAILE L, OLVERA A and SEGALÉS J, 2008. A proposal on porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) genotype definition and their relation with postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) occurrence. Veterinary microbiology. 128(1-2), 23-35