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Virginia Díez is initiating her predoctoral training in the group with the interest of identifying new biomarkers in colorectal cancer through the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data (such as RNA-Seq) and its integration with other omics and epidemiological data.
BIOINFORMÁTICA, GENÓMICA, ANÁLISIS DE DATOS DE SECUENCIACIÓN DE ALTO RENDIMIENTO, GENÉTICA DEL CÁNCER, BIOLOGÍA DE SISTEMAS, EPIDEMIOLOGÍA GENÉTICA, BIOMARCADORES Y SUSCEPTIBILIDAD DEL CÁNCER

EDUCATION

October 2017 – current. – PhD student in “Medicine and Translational Research”, University of Barcelona (UB), Spain

2017 – Master in Bioinformatics, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain

2016 – Degree in Biotechnology, European University of Madrid (UE), Spain

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

October 2017 – current: Predoctoral student, Unit of Biomarkers and Susceptibility, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), L’Hospitalet, Spain

2017: Master internship, Unit of Biomarkers and Susceptibility, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), L’Hospitalet, Spain

2016 Undergraduate study practice, Molecular Genetics Unit, University General Hospital of Elche, Spain

2015 Degree study practice, National Biotechnology Center (CNB), Madrid, Spain

 

OTHER

Participations in Congresses

Ferrer R., Díez V., Martín E., Hernández E., Castillejo MI., Codoñer A., Larrínaga S., Barberá VM., Castillejo A., Soto JL. “Characterization of a novel POLD1 missense founder mutation in a Spanish population”. 7th Biennial Meeting of the International society for gastrointestinal hereditary tumours (InSiGHT). Florence, Italy. July 2017. Poster presentation

Ferrer R., Díez V., Martín E., Hernández E., Castillejo MI., Codoñer A., Larrínaga S., Barberá VM., Castillejo A., Soto JL. ” Characterization of the first founder mutation in the delta-1 polymerase gene (POLD1)”. I Interdisciplinary Congress in Human Genetics. Madrid, Spain. April 2017. Oral presentation (Ferrer R.)

Codoñer A., Ferrer R., Castillejo MI., Larrinaga S., Barberá VM., Díez V., Castillejo A., Soto JL. “BRAF-V600E mutation or MLH1 promoter methylation does not absolutely exclude Lynch syndrome”. I National Congress Biomedicine, Young Researchers in Valencia. Valencia, Spain, November 2016. Poster presentation

 

Scholarships and awards

  • 2017 PhD Scholarship (FPU). Ministry of Education, Government of Spain
  • 2017 Summer Scholarship “IDIBELL Summer Training 2017”. Institute of Biomedical Research of Bellvitge (IDIBELL)
  • 2016 First Mention of year 2016 graduates, Degree in Biotechnology. European University of Madrid
  • 2016 Scholarship ” Summer Laboratory Practices “, Scientific Foundation of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC)
  • 2015 Scholarship “3rd CNB Course on Introduction to Research”, National Center of Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC)
  • 2015 Scholarship for students with excellent academic achievement, Ministry of Education, Government of Spain
  • 2014 Second prize “I Contest of scientific posters: Applications of Biotechnology”. Association of Biotechnologists of Madrid (AsBioMad)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Ferrer R., Díez V., Martín E., Hernández E., Castillejo MI., Codoñer A., Barberá VM., Sánchez AB., Segura A., Juan MJ., Tena I., Castillejo A., Soto JL. Characterization of a novel POLD1 missense founder mutation in a Spanish population. The Journal of Gene Medicine 19:4 (2017).