The team led by Carmen Espinós tries to get the funds to carry out a research on genetic diagnosis of ataxias and spastic paraplegias by crowfunding in collaboration with the Indacea Platform (http://indacea.org/). This weekend (19-21/May) Indacea organized a solidarity market with the aim to obtain funds for our project in Bunyol (Valencia). Help us to get it! Collaborate with us on this project! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXRj520sd9I
The annual meeting of the Spanish society of human genetics (AEGH, Asociación Española de Genética Humana) has been hold in Valencia (25-28 April, 2017). Vincenzo Lupo and Carmen Espinós has presented the last findings of the current research lines related to Wilson disease, neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA), and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and related neuropathies.
The II National Meeting of Women Researchers on Rare Diseases has been hold in the Príncipe Felipe Research Centre (CIPF) on March 2th, organized by Carmen Espinós. The first session, "Therapy and Treatment for Rare Diseases" was chaired by M. Elena Mateo (Orphanet & CIBERER) and the speakers were Carmen Aguado (CIPF & CIBERER), Beatriz Llamusí (Universitat de València & INCLIVA), Belén Pérez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid & CIBERER), and Gloria González (Universidad de Navarra). The second session, Clinical and Genetic Diagnosis of Rare Diseases, was chaired by Susi Martínez (Alianza Española de Familias de Von Hippel-Lindau) and the speakers were Mª Ángeles Requena (Hospital de Hellín), Belén Pérez-Dueñas (Hospital Sant Joan de Déu & CIBERER), and Elena Aller (Hospital U. i P. La Fe & CIBERER). Near 200 people attended this meeting for students, patients and citizens in general, and that has as main goal, to closer the science made by women researchers on rare diseases in our country.
Dr. Carmen Espinós has participated in the speech series BIOGRAU2 organized by the Faculty of Biology – Universitat de València, hold in Valencia, 15th February. The talk title: Unravelling genes involved in rare diseases.
Many of the women, who work at the Principe Felipe Research Centre (CIPF), have wanted to support with this photo the iniciative of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11th. More than half of the staff at CIPF, are women, and in our research team, we are majority!