Sra. Cristina Fàbregas Bellavista

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I am a confident and determined Biologist with a master of research in Cell Biology. I am an industrious scientist with strong will power who finds pleasure in gaining knowledge. I always push myself to achieve at the highest possible because I am aware of the dedication and perseverance successful results require. I enjoy problem-solving and I am extremely goal-oriented throughout all aspects of my career and personal life. I understand the importance of collaborative work so I work easily within a team; however, I can also work well independently. As well as this, I believe I bring enthusiasm and creativity both in my professional and social settings.


1.Laboratory Technician September 2021 - Present. Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR) - Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca Research. Barcelona, Catalonia,Spain.
Lab techniques used: - Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) ELISA ; Indirect and Sandwich types. - Detection of IgG in human samples. - Human blood sample processing and storage. - Digestion and processing of human lung samples for detection of asbestos bodies. -Cytokine Flow Cytometry.
- Maria Jesús Cruz Carmona Lab (Pneumology Department)
2. Environmentalist child instructor April 2021 - August 2021 (5 months). Fundesplai. Greater Barcelona Metropolitan.
3. Secondary School Teacher February 2021 - March 2021 (2 months). Escola Pia de Catalunya. Mataró, Catalonia, Spain.
4. University of Kent Researcher Trainee September 2019 - September 2020 (1 year 1 month) Canterbury, England, United Kingdom.
I tested substrate recognition processes of the INDY (I’m not dead yet) transporter, probing substrate selectivity mechanisms of VcINDY as a target for the treatment of cancer, diabetes and obesity. Substrate recognition was studied by means of mutagenesis together with Thermoflour assays.
PUBLICATION: Connor D. D. Sampson, Cristina Fàbregas Bellavista, Matthew J. Stewart, Christopher Mulligan; Thermostability-based binding assays reveal complex interplay of cation, substrate and lipid binding in the bacterial DASS transporter, VcINDY. Biochem J 12 November 2021; 478 (21): 3847–3867. doi:
- Christopher Mulligan Lab (School of Biosciences)
5. Researcher Trainee September 2018 - February 2019 (6 months). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain.
I worked as a researcher at the BABEV Department in the vegetal physiology group within the association. For a period of half a year I carried out my own project titled “Electrophysiological study of the sensitivity of Na+ and carbonates in different ecotypes of Arabidopsis Thaliana”.
6. Mercadona Cashier Customer Service August 2016 - July 2018 (2 years). Mataró, Catalonia, Spain.
University of Kent Master of Science - MS, MSc- Research in Cell Biology · (September 2019 - December 2020)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Bachelor's degree, Biology, General · (2015 - 2019)
Cristina Fàbregas Bellavista


Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca

Research technician


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