Joaquín de Navascués

Science Policy Department

As a PhD I was involved with the FJI-Precarios, where I served in the Documentation Workgroup and the Board. I am interested in science policy, science funding and publishing, Biology education, and ale, more or less in that order.
I am a develomental biologist by training, turned stem cell biologist. However, I see the fundamental questions of both fields as the same: how cells communicate with each other to coordinate proliferation and cell death, growth, morphogenesis and differentiation. I am particularly interested in quantitative approaches.
I did my PhD in Madrid, at the Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” (UAM/CSIC), on the developmental genetics of the vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Then I did a postdoc at the Dept. of Genetics of the University of Cambridge, on the dynamics of Drosophila adult intestinal stem cell division and differentiation. Currently I am an independent research fellow at the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Cardiff University, where I continue my work on intestinal stem cells.