• Dr. Martí Lecina Veciana | Department of Bioengineering

Dr Martí Lecina

Department of Bioengineering

IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 93 267 24 14


Degree in Chemical Engineering (UAB, 2000), MSc in Biotechnology (UAB, 2002), PhD in Biotechnology (UAB, 2007), Postdoctoral stage in hESC y iPSC (Bioprocessing Technology Institute, Singapore 2008-2010), Postdoctoral in Bioprocess engineering (Dpt. of Chemical Engineering UAB, 2010-2016).

Junior Assistant Professor (Dpt. of Chemical Engineering, UAB, 2001-2003), Junior Assistant Professor LUC (Dpt. of Chemical Engineering, UAB, 2004-2007), part-time Assistant Professor (Dpt. of Chemical Engineering, UAB, 2010-2016).

Assistant Professor (IQS, 2016-2020)
Associate Professor IQS, 2020-


Biotechnology (Degree in Pharmacy), Bioreactors and Bioprocesses (Master in Bioengineering), Bioprocess simulation and optimization (Degree in Biotechnology) and Bioreactor’s design (Degree in Biotechnology).



  • Bioprocess development and optimization.
  • Cell Culture (ACT), hESC and iPSC, microalgae, veg cells.
  • Recombinant protein, monoclonal antibodies and proteins for prophylaxis production.
  • Single-use technology development for biotechnological applications.



Lecina, M., Nadal, G., Solà, C., Prat, J., & Cairó, J. J. Optimization of ferric chloride concentration and pH to improve both cell growth and flocculation in Chlorella vulgaris cultures. Application to medium reuse in an integrated continuous culture bioprocess. Bioresource technology, 216, 211-218. (2016)

Leticia Liste Calleja; Martí Lecina; Jonatan Lopez Repullo; Joan Albiol; Carles Solà; Jordi Joan Cairó. Lactate and glucose concomitant consumption as a self-regulated pH detoxification mechanism in HEK293 cell cultures. Applied microbiology and biotechnology. pp. 1 - 10. SPRINGER, 2015.

M Lecina; J Prat; C Paredes; JJ Cairó. Non-disruptive sonication of A. fusiformis (A. platensis) cultures facilitates its harvesting. Algal Research. 7, pp. 1 - 4. Elsevier, 2015.

E Sarro; M Lecina; A Fontova; C Solà; F Gòdia; JJ Cairó; R Bragós. Electrical impedance spectroscopy meaurements using a four-electrode configuration improve on-line monitoring of cell concentration in adherent animal cell cultures. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 31 - 1, pp. 257 - 263. Elsevier, 2012.

Lecina M; Ting S; Choo A; Reuveny S; Oh S.Scalable Platform for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation to Cardiomyocytes in Suspended Microcarrier Cultures. Tissue Eng Part C. 16 - 6, pp. 1609 - 1619. New York(United States of America): Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers, 2010.

M Lecina; A Soley; J Gràcia; B Lazaro; JJ Cairó; F Gòdia. Application of on-line OUR measurements to detect actions points to improve baculovirus-insect cell cultures in bioreactors. Journal of Biotechnology. 125, pp. 385 394. 2006