Beatriz Lorente-Cánovas

Past Boards of Directors

Scientific background: Beatriz studied 3 years of Medicine and obtained a BSc degree in Biochemistry at University of Murcia in 2001. Then, she obtained her PhD degree in Developmental Neurobiology at the same university. In 2005 and, as part of her PhD, she was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education to collaborate for 6 months in a project at the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Wellcome Trust Biocentre, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. In April 2008 she moved to Cambridge, UK, to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. In October 2012 she started as a Research Associate in the Department of Genetics of Deafness at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King’s College London, UK. At present she works as a Clinical Trial Manager at the Academic Department of Rheumatology, King´s College London, UK.

Opinion about SRUK: When I moved to Cambridge I met many other Spanish scientists working as PhD students or postdocs. I wondered if there was any kind of group or network where we could all keep in touch and share ideas, opinions, experiences, etc. I soon realized that there were many other Spanish Researchers in Cambridge and London with a similar point of view, which however, were not connected to enable a proper collaboration among them or the possibility of networking. Fortunately, we found another group of enthusiastic Spanish researchers in London and, after a few meetings, we all agreed that creating a group or association of in the UK had to be the next key step to create a solid platform where Spanish researchers can make our work more visible abroad.