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ESR13 – Sarai Martinez

Project 13: Investigating the relevance of EVs in breast cancer

Host Institution: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


I was born in Elche (Spain), where I obtained a Degree in Biotechnology. During my undergraduate studies I had de opportunity to develop my knowledge working on different groups such as, The Visual Rehabilitation and Neuroprosthesis Unit and Basic Diabetes Research Unit at Institute of Bioengineering (Miguel Hernandez University). After that, I moved to Valencia in 2016 to pursue a Master’s in Biomedical Biotechnology taught by the Polytechnic University of Valencia. During that time, I was granted an Erasmus + grant, which allowed me to develop My Master´s thesis in the Blood Brain Barrier group of The Open University. After successfully completing my Master’s thesis, for which I was awarded a distinction, I went to Valencia to become a part of the Neuronal and Tissue Regeneration group, at Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe, where I learnt about EV isolation from Mesenchymal Cells.

Why are you doing a PhD?

I firmly believe that EV can become the future of great advances in the treatment of many diseases such as cancer and this makes it an interesting and very attractive strategy. I am highly grateful for this opportunity to be part of TRAIN-EV.

Other interests?

In my free time I love travelling and exploring new places. Also, I am a food lover and I really enjoy cooking and tasting new dishes. I am a Sci-Fi movie junkie, and a music lover.

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