Susana L. Alcántara

Past Boards of Directors

Scientific background: Susana studied Chemistry at the Spanish University of UNED in Madrid, specializing in Organic Chemistry. In 2000 she moved to the UK where she completed a degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology at King’s College University of London. Susana has over 10 years of industrial research experience, ranging from the large pharma (GSK), to discovery start-ups (Proximagen) and technology companies (Essen Bioscience). Susana’s research experience lies in the development of cell based assays for the modelling of biological systems from a dynamic stand point. At present, Susana focuses on the neuroscience projects at Essen Bioscience, where she studies the dynamics of neurite formation and stabilisation during the processes of neuroprotection and neurodegeneration.

Opinion about SRUK: I joined SRUK In May 2013. Soon after arrival I joined both the constituency of London working group and the online management group. In my opinion, SRUK is an excellent networking organisation, with its members sharing a common professional and social goal. SRUK provides a platform for scientific discussion across different research disciplines, and truly represents the voices of the researchers and scientists both in UK and Spain, in academia or industry.