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Biology of Schwann cell disorders

Dr Ashwin Woodhoo started his research career in the group of his mentors Profs. Kristján R. Jessen and Rhona Mirsky at Univeristy College London, first as a PhD student (Dec 2001- Dec 2006), followed by a short post-doctoral period (Jan 2007- Dec 2008). There, he learnt and developed several projects related to Schwann cell biology. He then joined the group of Dr Malu Martínez-Chantar and Prof. José M. Mato at the CIC bioGUNE to start his independent research lines on the control of gene expression changes during Schwann cell development and in pathological conditions by epigenetic and post-transcriptional mechanisms. Since 2015, he is directing his own laboratory at the CIC bioGUNE.He has received different fellowships, including the Juan de la Cierva (2009), AECC fellowship (2010), Ramón y Cajal (2010 – 2015) and Ikerbasque Research Fellowship (2014 – 2019), and his work has received funding from the Instituto Carlos III, Fundación Científica AECC, Spanish Ministry of Economy (Plan Nacional i+D+i and Europa Excelencia), Basque Department of Education, Fundación BBVA and the Royal Society.

Institution: 
CIC bioGUNE

Science Field: 
Life & Medical Sciences

RIS3 priorities: 
Biosciences & Health

Main Research Lines: 
Control of gene expression changes during Schwann cell development and in pathological conditions by epigenetic and post-transcriptional mechanisms

Main Researcher: 
Ashwin Woodhoo

Address: 
Bizkaia Science and Technology Park, building 801A, Derio (Bizkaia)