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Cyrinne Achour 

PhD student (2017-2022)

I grew up in France and did my Bachelor in Biology in Paris-Sud XI University, Orsay, which introduced me to epigenetics and non-coding RNAs. I then graduated from my Master's degree in Biochemistry & Genetics of RNA (Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris). Before joining the Aguilo Lab for my PhD study, I did a second internship in Pierre and Marie Curie University, studying the role of a putative tRNA-methyltransferase in Drosophila, which grew my interest in understanding how RNA modifications can be linked to development and diseases. Besides Science, I love travelling, music, and training at IKSU!

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Carlos Martínez  

Project Assistant (2019-2021)

I am from Spain where I completed my bachelor´s degree in Biology at the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). I started a master´s programme in Molecular Biology in 2018 in Umeå. While I was completing my bachelor´s and my master I developed a special interest in epigenetics and epitranscriptomics and the impact of these fields on cell regulation and development. In order to expand my knowledge, I started an internship in Aguilo´s lab in June of 2019. Apart from science, I also love sports, music and I am a big history fan.  


Ghazala Naz Khan

Postdoctoral fellow (2019-2021)

I come from the UK where I carried out my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Kingston (UK) and then double Master’s at Cranfield University (UK) and Brunel University (UK). I completed my PhD at the University of Bedfordshire (UK) during which I characterised antigens and biomarkers in leukaemia and ovarian cancer. My first postdoc was at the University of Rostock (Germany) followed by Hull University (UK). I joined the Aguilo lab in March 2019 to establish research in ovarian cancer investigating the role of RNA modifications in cancer progression and metastasis. I enjoy traveling, walking and watching movies. 

Dario Melguizo-Sanchis 

Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019)

I received my M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain and Ph.D. degree in Stem Cell Biology and Cellular Therapy from Newcastle University in the U.K. I joined Dr. Aguilo's lab as postdoctoral fellow in September 2017. I am currently involved in different research projects including the study of regulation of pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells by specific zinc-finger proteins and identification of RNA modifications as potential biomarkers in breast cancer. I like playing football, fishing and snowboarding.

Lixiao Wang 

Research engineer (2017-2018)

Lixiao Wang got his PhD in Structural Bioinformatics from Umeå University at 2010, majoring in protein structure prediction and sequence analysis. Thereafter, he worked as a postdoc at the Department of Chemistry at Umeå University. During the postdoc, he dedicated to the development of computational methods for high-throughput protein sequence analysis. After Postdoc he worked as a bioinformatician in research groups at Umeå University with focus on next-generation sequencing data analysis. Lixiao’s favorite hobby is playing football in spare time.

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