Vanessa Valdiglesias

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)
vvaldiglesias@udc.es

Dr. Vanessa Valdiglesias is a PhD researcher with several years of experience in Genetic Toxicology. She is BSc in Biology (2002) and MSc in Biotechnology (2006) and in Cell and Molecular Biology (2007). She completed her PhD, with Honors and Extraordinary Award in November 2010 at the University of A Coruña (Spain) investigating the molecular and cytogenetic effects induced by the marine toxin okadaic acid (OA) in different human cells. Previously, she investigated the protective effect of selenomethionine on induced DNA damage and repair, as the work for her First Degree, and it was prized with a Scientific Award from the Galician Royal Academy of Sciences (2007). Between 2012 and 2013, she performed her Postdoctoral Research focused on the use of genetic biomarkers in clinical and molecular epidemiology at the IRCCS San Raffaele in Rome (Italy). She completed her formation with stays in different research centers such as the University of Bradford (UK), the National Institute of Health (Portugal), the University of Valparaíso (Chile), and the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (India). During this time, she carried out several studies evaluating the health risk to different nanomaterials which led her to be awarded (Dolores Trigo Scientific Award, 2013; Galician Royal Academy of Sciences Scientific Award, 2015). As a consequence of this exhaustive pre and postdoctoral training, she has become a well-known researcher highly appreciated by the international scientist community being recently granted with the Young Scientist Award 2015 by the European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society. She participated in 17 research projects, authored or coauthored more than 50 manuscripts, 2 books, and 9 book chapters, and attended more than 70 international meetings including several invited lectures. She is also frequently invited to review research projects for different countries and articles for scientific journals, and have been member of organizing and scientific committees in several meetings.