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Webinar by Maria Blasco

Telomeres as Therapeutic Targets for Cancer and Aging

Friday 25 March 2022 11:00 - 12:00 Zoom webinars (NKI employees only) Seminar

Maria Blasco 
Telomeres and Telomerase Laboratory, CNIO, Madrid, Spain

Maria A. Blasco is a molecular biologist devoted to the study of telomeres and telomerase and their role in cancer and aging, a field of research in which she excels worldwide. Her work has been published in high impact journals as, Cell, Nature or Science, among others. Blasco has merited vast recognition, both national and international, as the Joseph Steiner Award of Switzerland, the EMBO Gold Medal, the Körber European Science Award of Germany, as well as the Spanish National Research Award in Biology Santiago Ramón y Cajal (2010) and the Premio Jaume I, among others. Blasco was named Chair of SOMMa (‘Severo Ochoa’ Centres and ‘María de Maeztu’ Units of Excellence Alliance) and has received three Doctorate Honoris Causa in Spain: Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (2014), Universidad of Alicante (2017) and Universidad of Murcia (2018). In October 2017 received the Generalitat Valenciana Scientific Award.

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