Silvia Melgar – Investigator
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1995 BSc in Molecular Biology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
2002 PhD in Immunology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
2013 – present Senior Research Co-ordinator, APC Microbiome Institute, UCC, Ireland
2012 – 2013 Senior Research Fellow, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC, Ireland
2008 – 2012 Principal Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline, based in APC/UCC, Ireland
2005 – 2007 Senior Research Scientist AZ R&D, Sweden
2002 – 2005 Post-doctoral Research Fellow AstraZeneca (AZ) R&D, Sweden
1995 – 2002 PhD student, Dept Immunology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
- Novel molecular mechanisms associated to host (immune and non-immune cells) and bacteria interactions and their relevance in health and to intestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colorectal cancer.
- Contribution of the immune system, environmental stimuli (such as stress and diet) and the microbiota to intestinal health and disease development in experimental models of inflammation and its translation to human diseases.
- Pre-clinical evaluation in animal models and in in vitro systems of novel therapies for inflammatory and malignant conditions.
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