Sara Alvira de Celis

Current Board of Directors · Online Department · International Collaborations Department

Sara Alvira de Celis graduated as a pharmacist from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in 2006 followed by an MSc in Biotechnological Engineer (2006-2008). There, she started her research career in the laboratory of Mark van Raaij, in crystallography of viral proteins. In 2008 she moved to the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología in Madrid to complete her doctoral studies in molecular chaperones and transmission electron microscopy at the laboratory of Jose María Valpuesta. After one year of postdoctoral research in the same laboratory, she accepted in 2014 a Research Associate position at the University of Bristol at the laboratory of Ian Collinson working in protein translocation machineries across membranes from a biochemical and structural view. She was awarded in 2015 with the José Tormo Prize from the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for her PhD studies in structural biology and the same year she obtained an EMBO Long Term Fellowship. Now, he is an Elizabeth Blackwell Fellow at the same position at the University of Bristol. She was Director of the SRUK South West Constituency from 2017 to 2018 and now she is Director of the International Collaborations Department.