Team Categories: Medical and Health Sciences

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    Loza, Mabel

    Professor of Pharmacology and head of BioFarma pharmacology research group at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Leader in the field of Early Drug Discovery at Spanish and European levels, endorsed by the participation in more than 89 research programs as principal investigator, founded by public and private institutions.

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    Miras, M. Teresa

    – Emeritus Professor. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Complutense University.

    – Born in Carballino (Orense- Spain) February 20th, 1948. Married, two children.

    – Since 2007-to 2013 as President of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Spain, being the first woman elected as president for an Academy of the Spanish Institute.

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    Soengas, M. Soledad

    Head of the Melanoma Group and the Dean for Academic Affairs at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) in Madrid.

    The long-term goal of the Soengas Laboratory is to translate basic research in melanoma into the clinic by identifying novel tumour markers and drug targets. Her group is particularly interested in mechanisms of cellular stress (involving apoptosis, senescence and lysosomal-mediated degradation) that being selectively deregulated in melanoma, define lineage-specific vulnerabilities (publications in Science, Cell, Cancer Cell, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Communications, among others). Her group has also generated first-in-class lymphoreporter mice for non-invasive imaging of pre-metastatic niches in melanoma (Nature). Her leadership capabilities are illustrated by the coordination and participation in various national and international consortia, exemplified by the Immutrain Marie Curie EU Training Action.

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    Dierssen, Mara

    Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Cantabria, (1989). She directs the Cellular and Systems Neurobiology laboratory at the Genomic Regulation Center (CRG) and is associate researcher of the Hospital del Mar Research Institute, where she promoted the creation of a translational research program to study new therapeutic approaches in intellectual disability. Her main current scientific interests are focused on the study of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying memory and learning and their alteration in complex diseases (polygenic and multifactorial) and in the development and application of this knowledge to the field of clinical practice.

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    Varela, Isabel

    Graduated (1981) and doctorate (1985) in Chemistry, Biochemistry section, at the Complutense University of Madrid. She did the PhD at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation and, later, she was EMBO fellow at the Universities of Glasgow (UK) and Louvain (Belgium) (1986-1989), and guest visiting scientist at the Faculties of Medicine of the Universities of Uppsala (FEBS fellow; 1993, Sweden) and San Diego (MEC sabbaticals, 1999-2000, USA). She has been associated professor at the Medical School of the UAM (1991-1992), and later Senior Scientist (1992-2002) and Scientific Investigator (2002-2004) of the CSIC. Since 2005 she is Research Professor at the “Alberto Sols” Biomedical Research Institute, a CSIC-UAM mixed center in Madrid (Spain). Likewise, she belongs to the CIBER of rare diseases (CIBERER) and to the Institute of Health IdiPAZ of the ISCIII.

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    Sabio, Guadalupe

    BsC in Veterinary Medicine at the Univ Extremadura, where I did Master’s thesis, which was awarded the prize for the best Master’s Thesis of the University (2001) (FEBS Lett and PNAS, in which I was first and second author). Dr. Sabio obtained her PhD in the British Medical Research Council in Dundee and Univ Extremadura under the supervision of Ana Cuenda, in Philip Cohen´s department where I learned how to study protein phosphorylation and to find new kinase substrates. There, I discovered several substrates of p38g and p38d and became an expert in protein interactions and in finding novel in vitro and in vivo substrates. I described for the first time that SAP97 was p38g substrate and the phosphorylation regulates its scaffolding functions. This work is documented by first-author publications in Biochem J (2004) and EMBO J (2005), J cell science (2010) and as a co-author in JBC (2005) and FEBS J (2009).  I also received the award for the best PhD Thesis at the Univ of Extremadura (2005).

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    Garcia-Verdugo, Jose M.

    I carried out my undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of La Laguna. Later, I moved to the Autonomous University of Barcelona to work on my Doctoral Thesis. During my PhD, I started my studies on adult neurogenesis, which have continued until today. I started by studying this phenomenon in reptiles, publishing its existence for the first time, describing the neural stem cells, as well as the migration routes of new neurons. Then, I went to the Rockefeller University to continue studying, together with Dr. Alvarez-Buylla, adult neurogenesis in mammals, confirming its existence in two telencephalic centers. We described for the first time the nature of the stem cells responsible for this neurogenesis, the organization of their niche, as well as the migration routes and factors involved in proliferation and differentiation. Alternating with mammals, I have described adult neurogenesis in fish and birds. Finally, in humans we located three large migration routes, in early postnatal neurogenesis, one towards the olfactory bulbs, another one towards the ventral prefrontal cortex, and the last one, more generalized, towards the frontal cortex. However, we have not found adult neurogenesis in the human.

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    Aznar-Benitah, Salvador

    He obtained his Honours BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at McGill University in 1998. In 2007, after a postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Fiona Watt at the London Research Institute (Cancer Research UK), he established is own lab at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) as a Junior ICREA researcher. In 2014 Salvador was promoted to ICREA Research Professor, one of the most prestigious awards in research in Spain and moved to the Institute for Biomedical Research (IRB) in Barcelona as a senior researcher. In 2015, he was also appointed as a Foundation Botin Researcher.

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    Capella, Gabriel

    He obtained his MD degree by the University of Barcelona in 1983. He trained as a general and digestive surgeon at the Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona. His interest in translational cancer research lead him to a postdoctoral stay with Dr. Manuel Perucho the years 1989 and 1990. Back to Spain he spent 8 years at the Gastrointestinal Research Laboratory at the Hospital de Sant Pau where he focused his research in the molecular basis of pancreatic and colorectal cancer. Since 1998 he works at the Catalan Institute of Oncology where he has been Director of the Translational Research Laboratory until 2011. Since 2010 he is serving as Director of the Hereditary Cancer Program. 

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    Nuñez, Gabriel

    He earned his M.D. degree from the University of Seville, Spain, in 1977. He received postdoctoral training in Immunology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (1979–1984) and residency training in Anatomical Pathology at Washington University in St Louis (1985–1990). In 1987, he joined the laboratory of Stanley Korsmeyer at Washington University in Saint Louis, where he studied the function of the anti-apoptotic protein BCL-2. In 1991, he joined the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to full Professor in 2001. He holds the Paul de Kruif Endowed Professorship in Academic Pathology.

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