Dr Virginia Llopis-Hernandez
- Research Associate (Institute of Molecular Cell & Systems Biology)
In 2010 I received my Bachelor in Biotechnology and in 2012 my Master degree in Biomedical Biotechnology from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia in Spain. Between 2012 and 2017 I pursued a PhD in Biomedical Biotechnology at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, obtained with European mention and honors. During my PhD my research activity was complemented by several internships, at the Centre for Cell Engineering at the University of Glasgow, 2012; a Marie-Curie-IAPP Program Secodment in Germany, 2013; and The Biomaterial Immuno-Engineering Lab at the University of Florida, 2014. I worked on investigating the role of fibronectin and growth factors on mediating cell-material interactions towards bone differentiation.
In 2017, I started as a Research Assistant in Professor Matthew Dalby reseach group where I have been working on growth factors and material-based strategies to engineer tissue repair and regeneration and with my own side project in 2019 on the discovery of metabolites involved in wound healing and fibrosis.
My research takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the development of novel biomedical approaches to treat clinical problems, focusing on the use of growth factors and small molecules.