Vanesa Madan, postdoctoral fellow
I was born in Madrid (Spain), the city where I later studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Autonomous University. There, I obtained my PhD on the identification and characterisation of viroporins from RNA viruses at the Centro de Biologia Molecular “Severo Ochoa” with Luis Carrasco. In 2009, I moved in Germany to do my first post-doc in Ralf Bartenschlager’s group at the University of Heidelberg, where I focused on hepatitis C virus RNA replication and the mode of action of host target antivirals. It was at that time when I started to have a growing interest in cell and RNA biology, and established new techniques to study protein-RNA interactions. In June 2016, I moved to Cambridge (UK) and joined Simon’s group as a Career Development Fellow to work on the linkage of mRNAs to microtubule-based motors.
Email: vmadan ‘at’ mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk