Mara Dierssen#

Email:mara.dierssen 'at' crg.eu
Membership Number:3844
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN
Section:BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Username:mdierssen
Elected:2014
Homepage: http://pasteur.crg.es/portal/page/portal/Internet/02_Research/01_Programmes/06_Systems_Biology/05_Neurobehavioral_Phenotyping_of_Mouse_Models_of_Disease


Present and Previous Positions
  • 1993 - 1997 Assistant Professor, University of Cantabria
  • 1997 - 2001 Senior researcher, Institute of Oncology Research-IRO, Barcelona
  • 1997 - 2006 Professor (Psychophysiology, Neurosciences). Ramón Llull University, Barcelona
  • 2002 - 2007 Junior Group leader, Centre for Genomic Regulation-CRG, Barcelona
  • 2005 - Director of the Associated Unit for Behavioural Research (National Biotechnology Center-CSIC)
  • 2007 - Group leader, Centre for Genomic Regulation-CRG, Barcelona
  • 2007 - Researcher of the Centre for Biomedical Research on Rare Diseases-CIBERER

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuronal basis of cognition
  • Neuronal basis of behaviour
  • Neurobiology of dendritic tree architecture
  • Modification of dendritic tree architecture in mental disorders
  • Neurobiology of Down´s syndrome
  • Genetic and molecular basis of Rett syndrome
  • Genetic and molecular basis of Fragile X syndrome

Honours and Awards
  • 1987 Dr. A. Esteve Foundation Award
  • 1987 - 1989 Fellowship Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias
  • 1990 - 1993 Postdoctoral fellowship Formación de Personal Investigador en España
  • 2002 and 2009 Jaime Blanco Award at Down syndrome research
  • 2003 and 2008 Ramón Trias Fargas Award for Down syndrome research
  • 2004 Jerome Lejeune Foundation Prize
  • 2005 Recognition as Consolidated Research Group by the Catalan Autonomous Government 2008 National Culture price for Science
  • 2008 Laura Iglesias award for women in science
  • 2010 Sisley-Lejeune Award
  • 2011 Alicia Koplowitz Award
  • 2013 Ramón Trías Fargas Award
  • 2014 Hillie Mahoney Award

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