Emma Martínez Sánchez
Current Board of Directors · Science Policy Department
Scientific background: Emma Martínez Sánchez is the Communications and Science Policy Officer of the European Animal Research Association (EARA). EARA is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to inform audiences on the continued need for responsible animal research in biomedicine in order to promote a sustainable research climate. Previously, Emma was a Research Associate at the WT-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute where she investigated protein transport mechanisms implicated in tumour development in intestinal stem cells. Emma graduated as a PhD in Cellular Biology in 2012 in Utrecht University (Netherlands).
Opinion about SRUK: When I moved to Cambridge in 2013 to do my postdoc in the Stem Cell Institute I met few Spanish scientists who introduced me to SRUK/CERU. I attended few meetings where I enjoyed learning about other STEM disciplines and discussing with other peers about challenges, opportunities and shared interests. Since then, I became more and more involved participating in meetings, discussions and speaking at seminars for our members. I see SRUK/CERU as an unprecendeted initiative that is sucessfully illustrating what highly skilled and migrant younger generations can do for Spanish science in order to aling it to other European countries. I am very proud to form part of this community.