Victoria Sánchez Martín

GENYO. Centro de Genómica e Investigación Oncológica, Pfizer / Universidad de Granada / Junta de Andalucía


I was born in Íllora (Granada) and since I was a child I knew that I wanted to work in research. In fact, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I was older, I always answered the same: "I want to be a scientist and discover new drugs." I was graduated in Biochemistry in the University of Granada (2011-2015) and specialized at Biomedicine. As I verified that I really liked "translational medicine", I studied the Master’s Degree in Translational Research and Personalized Medicine in the University of Granada (2015-2016). The last year I decided to prove teaching. In fact, I have just completed the Master's Degree in Biology and Geology Teaching and although, at first, it was difficult to explain Biology to a lower level for teenagers, I finally had a very rewarding practical experience what helped me to verify that I also love teaching , and at any level.
From the second year of my Degree I was part of the research group "Gene expression regulation & cancer" led by Dr. Pedro Medina in Genyo (Granada), with research grants awarded by the Spanish Association Against Cancer, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and the University of Granada. I also had a summer stay in the group "Intercellular Communication in the Inflammatory Response" led by Dr. Francisco Sánchez Madrid at the National Cardiovascular Research Center (Madrid). Right now I am hired in the research group "Nanomedicine" led by Dr. José Antonio García Salcedo, and I hope to get some Statal grant to pursue my PhD and to continue my research career in this group, but without discarding Teaching. Ideally, combine both!










GENYO. Centro de Genómica e Investigación Oncológica, Pfizer / Universidad de Granada / Junta de Andalucía

Investigation Group


Lines of investigation

Nanomedicine in infectious diseases

The most notable result of your research

The relationship between miRNAs and important genes in cancer, such as miR155 and Brg1 in leukemias and lymphomas, as well as miR-175 and c-myc in rectal cancer.

How did you come to science and why are you still here?

I came to Science because that's what I really wanted to dedicate my time. I knew it more or less sinces I was a child, and during my Degree, Master and external practices I have checked it even more. In science every day is different and that's what "gives me glitter" and keeps me here. In addition, it is incredible because you can be the first person to observe a certain result and that makes you even more addict! For this reason, I am still here, and I hope to continue here in the future, contributing and collaborating. However, as the life of a researcher is unstable and insecure ... I do not know exactly where I will be tomorrow. Of course, I hope I will be in Science!

A scientific desire

Being able to dedicate myself to research, focusing specifically on new therapeutic approaches in cancer and infectious diseases. And, of course, discover something important for humanity.


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