Alba Pérez Pons| Microbiology | Young Scientist Award

Mrs. Alba Pérez Pons | Microbiology | Young Scientist Award


👨‍🏫Professional Profile 🌟

Alba Pérez Pons, a dedicated professional with a Pharmacy background, is a specialist in Biomedical Research. Her academic journey includes a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Seville (2011-2016) and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Research (2016-2017) from the same institution. Alba’s pursuit of knowledge led her to an enriching experience during an Erasmus Internship at the “Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience” at the University of Oxford (Oct 2017-Mar 2018). Continuing her journey, she secured internal funding from the University of Oxford, serving as a Laboratory Assistant (Mar 2018-April 2019). In June 2019, she embarked on her Ph.D. studies at the University of Salamanca, supported by a doctoral scholarship from the Junta de Castilla y León.

🌐 Professional Profiles

🎓 Education

Alba’s educational achievements include a Master’s degree in Biomedical Research (awarded on July 20, 2018) and a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (awarded on August 24, 2016), both from the University of Seville.

🔬 Acquired Techniques

Alba’s skill set encompasses a diverse range of techniques, including molecular methodologies like PCR and RNA extraction, proteomic techniques such as ELISAs and ELISpot, cellular methodologies including flow cytometry, PBMC isolation, and CBA, microbiological techniques like Maxiprep and miniprep, bacterial transformation, and cell culture techniques, including primary cultures and cell line transfection.

📈 General Quality Indicators of Scientific Research

Alba’s scientific contributions are notable, with a total of 10 publications, 8 of which are in first-quartile journals. Her expertise spans across various methodologies, focusing on immune response modulation in systemic mastocytosis and related disorders.

🏫 Current Professional Situation

Alba is presently associated with the University of Salamanca, holding the position of Grado en Farmacia since June 14, 2019. Her responsibilities include employing proteomic techniques (ELISAs), cellular methodologies (flow cytometry), cell cultures, and the manipulation of biological materials.

🔍 Previous Positions and Activities

Before her current role, Alba served as a Laboratory Assistant at the University of Oxford, contributing to various tasks associated with the project.


👩‍🏫 Teaching Experience

Alba has supervised doctoral theses and final year projects at the University of Salamanca.

🔬 Scientific and Technological Experience

Engaged in diverse scientific and technological activities, Alba has contributed to research and development projects funded by competitive calls from public or private entities.

📄 Scientific Production

Alba boasts a portfolio of 10 publications, appearing in reputable journals such as Allergy, American Journal of Hematology, and Blood. These publications cover topics ranging from systemic mastocytosis to immune cell kinetics and antibody responses in COVID-19 patients.

🌐 Works Submitted to Conferences

Alba has showcased her work at conferences, including the XVIII Congress of the Iberian Society of Cytometry (SIC) and the ECNM 2022 (European Competence Network on Mastocytosis).

🏆 Other Achievements

Alba’s academic journey includes a stay at the University of Oxford from September 29, 2017, to October 2018, as a guest.

This summary encapsulates Alba Pérez Pons’s academic and professional voyage, underscoring her expertise, accomplishments, and significant contributions to the realm of scientific research. 🚀🔬🎓