Team Categories: Life Sciences

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    Mato, Jose M.

    He received his graduate degree in chemistry from the University of Madrid in 1972 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Leiden in 1978. Upon returning in 1980 to the Jimenez Diaz Foundation in Madrid, he created the laboratory of Liver Metabolism.

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    Martinez-Mojica, Francisco J.

    He was born in Elche (Alicante, Spain, October 5th, 1963) and is Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Physiology, Genetics and Microbiology, University of Alicante (Spain). He graduated in Biology from the University of Valencia (Spain, 1986). In 1993, he earned his PhD. in Biology, for research on the response of halophilic microorganisms to stress factors (University of Alicante), under supervision by Dr. Francisco E. Rodriguez Valera and Dr. Guadalupe Juez Perez. During the stage of elaboration of his thesis, he visited the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Forterre at the University Paris XI (Orsay, France, 1991-1992) where he began in the analysis of the DNA structure.

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    Lopez-Otin, Carlos

    He is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Oviedo (Spain), where he combines his teaching responsibilities with his research lines on Cancer and Aging Biology as well as on the Functional analysis of genomes. The work of López-Otín’s laboratory has yielded the identification of more than 60 novel human proteases dysregulated in cancer and defined their functional role in cancer and in other pathological processes, including the devastating syndromes of accelerated aging. They have also proposed a global approach for the study of proteases in health and disease through novel concepts such as Degradomics and Degradome, together with the development of high-throughput methods that tackle these concepts. In parallel studies, the López-Otín group has been involved in the functional annotation of the human genome and other genomes and degradomes of biomedical and evolutionary relevance, from chimpanzees and other primates to mice and whales.

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  • guinovart-joan-j

    Guinovart, Joan J.

    He is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Barcelona and Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). He is also group leader in CIBERDEM, the Spanish Biomedical Research Networking Center on Diabetes. He received his PhD from the University of Barcelona and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Virginia.
    Dr. Guinovart’s research focuses on glycogen metabolism, with special attention to the alterations in diabetes and Lafora disease. He has published over 170 articles on the subject and mentored more than 40 graduate students and postdocs.

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    Coque, M. Teresa

    She is graduated as a Pharmacist (1986) and Clinical Biochemist (1989) and received her PhD in Medical Microbiology (1991) from the Complutensis University of Madrid (Spain). After a postdoctoral training at the Internal Medicine Department in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston in the USA (1993-1995) and the Center for Emerging and Reemerging Pathogens also at the University of Texas at Houston (1996-97), she returned to Spain in 1998. Currently, she is Senior Research Scientist at the Microbiology Department of the Ramón y Cajal University Hospital within the Division of Microbial Biology and Infections at the Ramón y Cajal Institute for BioHealth Research (IRYCIS) in Madrid (Spain), leading a research group focused on Population Biology of Human Bacterial Pathogens and their Mobile Genetic Elements.

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    Bovolenta, Paola

    She is Research Professor of the CSIC and Head of the Development and Regeneration Department at the Center for Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa, CSIC-UAM, Madrid, Spain. She obtained her PhD degree at the New York University, School of Medicine, NY USA and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, Center for Neurobiology and Behaviour, NY, USA. She then moved to the Instituto Cajal, CSIC, Madrid, and then to the Center for Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa, where she is currently working.

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    Blasco, Maria A.

    Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas
    Head of the Telomeres and Telomerase Group – CNIO
    Maria A. Blasco obtained her PhD in 1993 at the Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” under the supervision of M. Salas. That same year, Blasco joined the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York (USA) as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the leadership of C. W. Greider. In 1997 she returned to Spain to start her own research Group at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología in Madrid. She joined the CNIO in 2003 as Director of the Molecular Oncology Programme and Leader of the Telomeres and Telomerase Group. In 2005 she was also appointed Vice-Director of Basic Research. Since June 2011, she is the CNIO Director.

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    Beato, Miguel

    Present position: Leader of the group “Chromatin and Gene Expression” at the CRG (since 2001)
    Education and Post-graduate training: Habilitation in Biochemistry (PhD equivalent), University of Marburg, Germany. Doctor in Medicine, Universities of Göttingen, Germany and Madrid. Medical Graduation, Faculty of Medicine – Barcelona.

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    Batlle, Eduard

    He is an ICREA professor at Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona, Spain. His laboratory focuses on the mechanisms that drive colorectal cancer initiation and progression. Amongst other findings, his research originally identified a role for EphB/ephrin signaling in intestinal cell positioning and the connection between the intestinal stem cell program and colorectal cancer.

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    Baquero, Fernando

    He was born in Madrid, he graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Complutensis University in Madrid, and received his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology (1973) from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He was trained at the National Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Madrid, at Max von Pettenkofer Institute in Munich, Pasteur Institute in Paris, and Emory University (1995). Scientific Director of the Ramón y Cajal Health Research Institute (IRYCIS) (2008-2015). He was Senior Scientist in Evolutionary Biology at the Center for Astrobiology (CAB, INTA-NASA associated). From 2008 to date, Research Professor in Microbial Evolution and, and Director of the Division of Microbial Biology and Evolution of Microorganisms.

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