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Mayka Sanchez

Position at Josep Carreras Institute:

Group Leader


+34 935 543 077Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute
Edifici IMPPC
Can Ruti Campus Ctra de Can Ruti
Camí de les Escoles s/n
08916 Badalona, Barcelona, Spain

Office 2-17 Lab 2-15 (second floor)Office 2-20 Lab 2-12 (second floor)

Campus ICO-Germans Trias i Pujol

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Group Leader Iron Metabolism: Regulation and Diseases
Head of Diagnostics in Iron Metabolism Disease (D·IRON)

Mayka Sanchez has a PhD in Biology (University of Barcelona, 2002); the main interest of her doctoral thesis focused on Hereditary Hemochromatosis, a genetic iron-overload disease. She spent seven years as postdoctoral researcher (2002-2009) in three international and prestigious research centres in Heidelberg, Germany (EMBL, University of Heidelberg and MMPU). Her postdoctoral studies focused in the identification of novel IRE-containing mRNAs controlled by the IRP/IRE regulatory system. Her work has uncovered previously unrecognized mRNAs that specifically interact with IRPs

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