Next Session Progress Reports Program

27 de December de 2019

On January 8, the first session of the year of the IV Progress Reports Valdecilla Program will take place, with the presentations of Nerea Martínez Magunacelaya, Elena Sanz Piña and Sara Marcos González of the Biobank Valdecilla. This session will allow us to know in more detail the organization, operation and characteristics of the Biobank and its vital importance for research.

The Valdecilla Biobank is a research support platform created in order to enhance and facilitate biomedical research through the management of human biological samples and their associated data guaranteeing strict compliance with current legislation and ethical principles that are own. The Valdecilla Biobank is part of the National Biobank Network and the Biobank Platform, promoted and funded by the Carlos III Health Institute. (

Speaker: Nerea Martínez Magunacelaya
Responsible for the Node of solid samples of the Valdecilla Biobank.

Doctor in Biology from the University of the Basque Country. His entire scientific career has been dedicated to cancer research. He spent 4 years at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg (Germany), studying new molecular markers for ovarian cancer. He subsequently obtained a postdoctoral fellowship (MINECO) that he developed at the Spanish Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid. He collaborated with Lymphoma Group on numerous projects focused on molecular markers of B-cell lymphomas. In 2007, he was awarded a Miguel Servet Contract from the Carlos III Health Institute, and focused his research on the study of the expression of miRNAs in B-cell lymphomas. In 2011 he moved to IDIVAL, where he continued his work in molecular biology of lymphomas, studying mutational profiles for personalized therapy.

She has collaborated as a teacher in the Master in Molecular Oncology (CNIO) (2005-2015), and has supervised 1 doctoral thesis. Member of the Thematic Network for Cooperative Research in Cancer-RTICC (Hematologic Tumors Program) (2007-2017), and the Center for Biomedical Research in Red Cancer (CIBERONC). He has published more than 80 articles indexed in PubMed and has registered 4 patents.

Speaker: Elena Sanz Pineapple

Research support technician of the DNA and Fluids Node of the Valdecilla Biobank. Training program for research support technicians “Tec-Val”.

Graduated in Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Master in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine from the University of Cantabria.

Speaker: Sara Marcos González

Responsible Node of Neurological Tissues of the Valdecilla biobank. Pathology Anatomy Specialist, responsible for the Neuropathology area, at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital (Santander, Cantabria).

Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Extremadura. Pathological Anatomy Specialist at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital.

The session will take place on Wednesday, January 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Hall 16 (1st floor, classroom 4-5) of the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital (maximum capacity of 30 people). The talk of each speaker will be about 20 minutes followed by a small debate. In addition, at the end a small agape will be served to continue the conversation and encourage interaction between participants and attendees.

Attendance certificates will be issued if 80% of the sessions are attended throughout the academic period.

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