- Miguel Manzanares Fourcade
- Program Coordinator
Miguel Manzanares obtained his degree in Biology from the Universidad
Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 1988, and his PhD from the
same university in 1993. During his PhD studies in the group of Rafael
Garesse (Department of Biochemistry, UAM), Miguel compared the genetic
mechanisms of embryonic segmentation in crustaceans and insects.
He subsequently worked for six years in Robb Krumlauf’s group
at the National Institute of Medical Research in London, where he
investigated the role of Hox genes in the patterning of the vertebrate
nervous system, as well as studying the evolution of the neural crest.
On his return to Madrid Miguel joined Angela Nieto’s group
at the Instituto Cajal (CSIC), where he worked on the role
of Snail genes in the patterning and evolution of the neural crest.
In 2001 he established his own research group at the Instituto
de Investigaciones Biomédicas (CSIC-UAM), devoted to
the study of evolutionary novelties and the functional analysis of
genome regulation and evolution. He was elected member of the EMBO-YIP
programme in 2003, and joined the CNIC in 2007.