Sra. Maria Alejandra Palacio Arpi

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I am a research technician in the “Biochemical Chemistry, Drug Delivery & Therapy (BC-DDT)” group of the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR). I work supporting the group's research projects, mainly in the in vivo section and I am part of the "Functional Validation & Preclinical Research (FVPR)" platform of the Nanbiosis U20 that works under the ISO 9001 quality management system regulations.


I obtained a degree in Biology (2011-2016) at the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL) in Ecuador, where I did an internship in the "Cancer, Genotoxicity and Secondary Metabolites" group, collaborating in a study on southern medicinal plants from Ecuador and working mainly in the in vitro section. The results obtained in this study were presented in a university research contest and thanks to this I obtained a scholarship for postgraduate studies granted by the "Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia Tecnología e Innovación" of Ecuador.

I completed the Master degree in Molecular Biotechnology (2019-2020) at the University of Barcelona (UB) and the internships were carried out in the "Neuropharmacology: Prevention of Aging" group, where I was able to participate in a study on Huntington's Disease and work with experimental animals.

Additionally, I have worked as a laboratory technician in the company SYNLAB: clinical analysis laboratory and in a SARS-CoV-2 testing center in Germany, where I had also previously completed a language stay, thus obtaining level B2 in German (TestDaf certification).
Maria Alejandra Palacio Arpi

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