Academic Role: PhD Student
Biography: Beatriz Iralde (Pamplona, 1997) earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry (English Program) from the University of Navarra in 2019 (average grade 8.4/10), and her Master of Science in Genetics and Genomics (specialization in Human Genetics and Genomics) from the University of Barcelona in 2020 (average grade 9.1/10). Her Master’s Thesis was entitled “Long non-coding RNAs and the evolution of heart development in Oiko-pleura dioica”. She also conducted her Final Degree Project (“Screening for oncogenic long non-coding RNAs in hepatocellular carcinoma”) at the Department of Gene Therapy and Hepatology of the Center for Applied Medical Research (Pamplona, Spain) (2017-2019). Bea also did laboratory pratices in microbiology at the Department of Microbiology of the University of Navarra Clinic (2018). She has participated at the Biodiversity Genomics 2020 meeting and at the VII Biennial Congress of the Spanish Society for Evolutionary Biology (2020). She is also member of the Women for Science and Technology Project of the University of Navarra. Language skills: Spanish (native), English (C1 level from the University of Cambridge), and French (B1 level from the Official Language School).
Bea joined the Mercedes Fernandez Lab in January 2021 to perform her Doctoral Thesis Research Project. She has been awarded with a 4-years Predoctoral Research Contract from the World Cancer Research Fund International, a leading authority on cancer prevention research. She has been admitted to the Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona, and has earned the Official Certificate in Training on Experimental Animal Use and Design of Research Projects of the University of Barcelona (2021).