Group leader
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Rui Benedito graduated in Microbiology and Genetics at the Faculty of Sciences (University of Lisbon) and then did his PhD at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Technical University of Lisbon) where he became interested in mouse genetics and developmental vascular biology. He then moved to the UK where he did a Postdoc at the London Research Institute (Cancer Research UK) under the supervision of Dr. Ralf Adams. His work in this period focused on understanding the roles of the different Notch ligands and modulators in angiogenesis, for which he received the Peter Hans Hofschneider Prize for the outstanding achievement in the field of molecular medicine. Later he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine where he identified several other molecular mechanisms that regulate angiogenesis when VEGF signalling is blocked, which has implications for the design of therapies targeting angiogenesis. After his postdoctoral studies, he joined CNIC as a group leader and received the Werner Risau Prize 2013 and the Fundacion Principe de Girona Science Prize in 2014. At CNIC, his group has developed genetic technology of broad interest and is using it to understand the biology of blood vessels at high resolution. This knowledge can be later used to develop better strategies to target blood vessels in cancer and cardiovascular disease. His group was also awarded European Research Council Grants in 2014 (StG) and 2020 (CoG).

Molecular Genetics of Angiogenesis

Other members
Surname and name Position CV Extension Email
García González Irene Assistant researcher --- Ext. 70719 Contact
Cuervo Grajal Henar Postdoc researcher --- Ext. 70528 Contact
Ferreira da Rocha Susana da Conceicao Postdoc researcher --- Ext. 70763 Contact
Gambera Stefano Postdoc researcher --- Ext. 70341 Contact
Mühleder Severin Helmut Postdoc researcher --- Ext. 70695 Contact
De Andres Laguillo Macarena Predoc researcher --- Ext. 70774 Contact
Diago Domingo Luis Predoc researcher --- Ext. 70162 Contact
Duarte Zara Diego Predoc researcher --- Ext. 70889 Contact
Regaño García Álvaro Predoc researcher --- Ext. 70499 Contact
Cordero Cantos Alejandra Technician --- Ext. 70123 Contact
García Cabero Aroa Technician --- Ext. 70537 Contact
Lytvyn Legin Mariya Technician --- Ext. 70106 Contact
Ruiz García Sandra Technician --- Ext. 70177 Contact
Sánchez Muñoz María Sofía Technician --- Ext. 70497 Contact
Fernández Chacón Macarena Visiting scientist --- Ext. 70790 Contact
García Ortega Lourdes Visiting scientist --- Ext. 70891 Contact