Conference Santander Biomedical Lectures Thursday 28 September

19 de September de 2017

Due to the success of the first edition of Santander Biomedical Lectures, on Thursday 28th of September will start the II Program of Conferences Santander Biomedical Lectures organized by the Cantabrian Health Service, the University of Cantabria (UC), the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (IBBTEC) and Valdecilla Research Institute (IDIVAL).

The opening session will be given by Dr. Francisco Sánchez Madrid, Scientific Director of IIS-Princesa. The conference will focus on “Exosomes shuttling at the Immune Synapse: Mechanisms of microRNA and protein sorting”.

Francisco Sánchez Madrid is Scientific Director of the IIS-Princesa, Head of the Immunology Service and Professor at the University Hospital La Princesa. He began his research career at the Center of Molecular Biology “Severo Ochoa” addressing the biochemical and functional study of ribosomal proteins in eukaryotic organisms in the group of Dr. J. P. García Ballesta and David Vázquez.

He completed his postdoctoral stage in the group of Prof. Baruch Benacerraf (Nobel Prize 1980) at Harvard Medical School in Boston where he collaborated closely with Dr. Timothy A. Springer, identifying and characterizing the first families of leukocyte adhesion receptors of humans. These studies opened a new area of scientific research that transcended the discipline of Immunology to have an impact on cellular biology, and multiple medical specialties (Hematology, Rheumatology, etc).

In 1985, he began as an Independent Researcher in the Immunology Service of the Hospital La Princesa. Then, he directed a research group on the study of molecular mechanisms involved in and regulate the processes of adhesion, polarization, migration and leukocyte activation. His research area has expanded in recent years to the interactions of lymphocytes with endothelium, lymphocyte activation and chemokine-driven migration, as well as the role of adhesion and activation receptors, and dendritic cells in the initiation of immune response, immune synapse and regulation of the inflammatory response.

The conference will be open to the general public and it will take place on the 28th of September at Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital, Salon Tellez (Pavilion 16) at 8.15am.

Dr. Sánchez Madrid will be in Santander throughout the day, to exchange experiences with members of the scientific and clinical community. Furthermore, he will visit the Research Centers of our Community to talk with all the interested scientists.

Those professionals, who would like to meet with Dr. Sánchez during his stay, can contact with the department at