Cristina Murcia. New Materials block moderator. President of the society of Spanish researchers in Germany (CERFA) and member of the technical Department of Kaesler Nutrition GmbH. She studied Chemistry at the University of Murcia (Spain) and she holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bonn (Germany). Nowadays she works in Germany in the private sector.
Pablo Lanillos. Robotics block moderator. Vicepresident of the society of Spanish researchers in Germany (CERFA) and Marie Skłodowska Curie Senior Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Systems (ICS) of the Technische Universität München leading the SELFCEPTION project. He holds a PhD in robotics and artificial intelligence from Complutense University of Madrid. His research is focused on embodied artificial intelligence and understanding the human brain to develop computational models for robots.
Guillermo Pérez-Hernández. Master of ceremonies. Head of the Berlin-Brandenburg chapter of CERFA, of which he was a founding member. He holds a PhD in Quantum Chemistry and his research focuses in the computational study of bio-molecules, like proteins. Develops open-source, scientific software as part of his research, which he currently carries out in the Free University Berlin.
Alejandra de Miguel Catalina. Host committee. Subdirector of the CERFA Berlin-BB branch. She holds a PhD from the Technical University Berlin in biophysical chemistry. Her research is focused on the computational study of novel drug candidates to fight antimicrobial resistance of diverse pathogens. Currently, she has opened new research lines in order to contribute fighting the overall world-wide issue of the antimicrobial resistance.
Paula Fernández Guerra. Electromobility & Sustainable Architecture block moderator. President of the society of Spanish researchers in Denmark (CED) and Postdoc at Research Unit for Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University, and at Synkope Center at Frederiksberg hospital.
Hugo Gutiérrez de Terán. Molecular Biology block moderator. President of the society of Spanish researchers in Sweden (ACES) and senior researcher in Computational and systems Biology at the University of Uppsala. He holds a PhD in in Health and Life Sciences from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2004.
Eva Ortega-Paíno. Science Policy roundtable moderator. Vicepresident of the society of Spanish researchers in Sweden (ACES) and Research and Biobank Coordinator at Biobank Sweden. More than 25 years’ work-experience in Industry, Academia and the Health Care and extensive scientific background in Oncology and Immunology.
Adela Calvente Arroyo. Communication coordinator. Subdirector of the NRW chapter and Responsible of Institutional Relations into the Communication Department of CERFA. She holds a PhD in Cell Biology and Genetics by the Autónoma University of Madrid (Spain). Her research has focused on the role of the Cohesin Complex on male meiosis and on the telomere structure in somatic line with extensive experience on protein-protein interaction models. She has developed her career in Spain, United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Germany.
Raquel Fiz. Communication Committee. Head of the NRW chapter and member of the Communication Department of CERFA. She studied industrial Engineering at the University of León (Spain) and got her PhD in Inorganic and Material Chemistry at the University of Cologne (Germany). Her research focuses on the design and development of novel materials with a strong focus on nanotechnologies and its applications in energy generation, transduction and storage. Currently, she focuses on the large scale production of coated superconductors.
Santiago Costas. Head of the Saxony Chapter of CERFA. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology and a Master Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology by the University of Zaragoza. Currently, he is a PhD student in Technische Universität Dresden on the field of Immunology. His research is focused on studying autoimmune disorder, specifically a type of autoimmune diseases called interferonopathies on human and mouse models.
Silvia Llonch. Subdirector of the Saxony Chapter of CERFA. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology by the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Master Degree in Bioengineering by Ramon Llull University. Currently, she is a PhD student in Technische Universität Dresden on the field of Regenerative Medicine. Her research is focused on cell replacement in the mammalian retina.