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Research centres : Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa". CSIC-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid)

Cristina Murga Montesinos

Graduate in Biology, specialising in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Doctor in Science from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). She was awarded the second National Prize for University Studies when she completed her degree.

She obtained a postdoctoral grant for studies abroad from the Ministry of Education for two years, followed by a Fogarty grant up to a total of 4.5 years in which she undertook postdoctoral research in National Health Institutes of the USA (Bethesda, Maryland) from 1996 to 2001.

She returned to Spain with a Doctorate return contract, after which she obtained a "Ramón y Cajal" contract in the first Official Announcement (2001). She was part-time Professor, Doctor since 2004, and Tenured Professor from 2010 in the UAM, where she was the representative on the board of the Science Faculty and in the Administrative Council. She undertakes her research in the Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, where she has been vice-director since 2014.

She has published 37 articles in indexed international journals with more than 1,800 citations, and she is co-inventor in 3 patents. She has been the main researcher in ten public and private research projects and she has collaborated in fifteen.

Scientific production

  • Article published in Journals: 2
  • Communications in international congresses: 2

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