2018 November 28

Biola Javierre recognized as one of the five L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Spain 2018

Biola Javierre has been awarded the prize, along with four other Spanish scientists under 40 for her project “Description of new therapeutic targets for the treatment of paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia.”  

L’Oréal is active in promoting women in science internationally.  Since 2000 specific programme in Spain organizes busy calendar of events including the Women in Science in Spain Awards that have recognized 62 Spanish scientists in 18 years awarding more than a million euros.

Javierre has recently set up her group to study 3D Chromatin Organization at the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC). She studied Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Navarra (2006) and received her PhD in Molecular Biology (Epigenetics) from the Autonomous University of Madrid. In her interview for L’Oréal, she describes how Carlos López-Otín, also from Huesca, has influenced her and her period studying abroad and talks about the challenges and joys of combining motherhood with a demanding career in scientific research.