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Ingrid Ortega


After I finished my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (Complutense University of Madrid and Jagiellonian University of Krakow, 2017), I had the opportunity to work at the pharmaceutical company Epinamics (Germany) where I was applying spectroscopy techniques for the measurement of diverse physico-chemical parameters in biological samples.

Then, I enrolled in a Master’s in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine and I completed my master thesis under the supervision of Dr. Jose Luis Fernandez Luna, head of Cellular Signalling at and Therapeutics Targets in Cancer (Health Research Institute IDIVAL, “Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla, 2018). The project was about the proliferation and migration capacity of glioblastoma multiforme human cells when submitted to stress. This project motivated me to focus my research career on the search for new tools for biology, with the final goal of finding alternative therapies for human diseases.

At present, I am working as a PhD student in the group of Dr. Cristina Flors at IMDEA Nanoscience Institute. My main research is aimed at developing advanced microscopy tools to study bacterial death in real time.

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