Fernando Jiménez

Awards Committee · Science Policy Department

I studied Environmental Sciences at the University of Almería.Then I obtained my PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Cancer Research Center (University of Salamanca / CSIC), under the supervision of Dr Isidro Sánchez García and Dr César Cobaleda Hernández. My predoctoral research focused on the study of hematopoietic development (T and B lymphocytes) and the search for transcription factors whose alteration triggered blast crisis in the progression of chronic myeloid leukaemia. After a stopover at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY) in 2014, I moved in 2015 to London as a Postdoctoral Marie Curie Fellow (WHRI-Academy program) at the Queen Mary University of London under the supervision of Dr Carles Gaston-Massuet. My current research focuses on pituitary stem cells in order to understand the genetic mechanisms necessary for the pituitary development and how the alteration of this process can lead to the development of childhood tumours such as adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma.