Calle de Diego de León
62, 28006 Madrid
Charla: Miguel Ángel Esteban Barragán
Impartida por: Raquel Cuéllar de la casa comercial Bio-Rad.
Lugar: Aula Manuel Ortiz de Landazurí (1ª Planta).
Professor Miguel A. Esteban graduated in Medicine and Surgery from University of Navarra (Spain). He obtained his medical specialization degree in Clinical Immunology from Hospital de la Princesa (Madrid, Spain) and his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University Autonoma (Madrid, Spain) (Dr Manuel Ortiz de Landázuri`s lab).
He then moved to the Imperial College London lab of Patrick Maxwell, where he studied cellular responses to reduced oxygenation,
He arrived in China in 2008 to initiate his own lab at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy if Sciences. He was selected the first non-Chinese origin scientist leading the 973 program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China in 2010, and in 2018 obtained the Outstanding Science and Technology Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his contribution to the discovery of the role of vitamin C and the mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition in somatic cell reprogramming. Also in 2018 , Miguel was made Honorary Citizen of Guangzhou (less than 200 people have received this honor since the award was created), and received the Innovation Award from the Chinese Society for Stem Cell Biology for his discovery of a new methodology for capturing RNA-protein interaction dynamics in living cells.
Miguel’s lab focuses on understanding pluripotent stem cell function to improve in vivo and in vitro applications. To achieve this, in addition to cell biology his lab has a strong focus on chromatin and RNA biology.