Maria A. Blasco#

Maria A. Blasco
Email:mblasco 'at'
Membership Number:2384
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2003 Head at Telomeres and Telomerase Group (CNIO)
  • 2003-2011 Director at Molecular Oncology Program (CNIO)
  • 1997-2003 Staff Investigator at National Center of Biotechnology, Madrid, Spain
  • 1993 PhD for research on DNA polymerases at the Centro de Biología Molecular

Fields of Scholarship
  • Telomcrs and telomerase and their links to aging and cancer
  • Epigenetics, stem cells, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells
  • Nuclear reprogramming
  • Cancer
  • Ageing, longevity, health span

Honours and Awards
  • Fellow of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Spain (2013)
  • Santiago Grisolía Chair 2012 in Biomedicine and Neurosciences (2012)
  • Fundación Pilates VIIth Edition "Health & Wellbeing" Award, Spain (2011)
  • Prize “Alberto Sols” for Excellence in Research (2009)
  • Körber European Science Award (2008)
  • Rey Jaime I Prize for Basic Research (2007)
  • Member of Academia Europaea (2006)
  • The Carcinogenesis Young Investigator Award
  • Josef Steiner Cancer Research Award (2003)
  • "Universalia" Research Award (2003)
  • "EMBO Lecture" Award at ELSO Meeting (2002)
  • European Life Sciences Organization (ELSO) Early Career Award (2002)
  • European Association Cancer Research Young Cancer Researcher Award
  • SEBBM Beckman/Coulter Award (2001)
  • Award of the Spanish Health Science Foundation for excellence in Biomedical Research
  • Elected EMBO Member
  • Swiss Bridge Award 2000 for Research in Cancer
  • FEBS Anniversary Prize
  • II Spanish National Oncology Award (Echevarne Foundation)

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