Nerea Irigoyen

Past Boards of Directors · Fellowships Committee · International Collaborations Department · Past Boards of Directors · women in science

After obtaining a degree in Pharmacy at the University of Navarra (Spain), I carried out a PhD at the National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC, Madrid) under the supervision of Dr José Francisco Rodríguez Aguirre and Dr José Ruiz Castón where I studied and gained practical knowledge of structural aspects of viral capsids. Wishing to extend my knowledge in mechanisms of viral translation and virus gene expression, I joined Dr Ian Brierley’s laboratory (Division of Virology. University of Cambridge). Since October 2010, I have been trying to understand the implication of frameshifiting and readthrough in retro- and coronavirus and applying the novel technique of ribosome profiling to positive single stranded RNA viruses. I am a founding member of SRUK and from July 2014 to July 2016 I was the Director of the Cambridge Constituency. I have been actively involved in fostering international collaboration between SRUK and Spanish institutions since January 2015 and became the Director of the Department of International Collaborations in July 2016.