Dr. Isabel Varela-Nieto graduated and earned her doctorate in Chemistry, Biochemistry Section, at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). She has been a visiting guest scientist at the Medical Schools of Uppsala (FEBS Fellow, Sweden) and San Diego (MEC Sabbatical, USA). She is Professor of Research at the CSIC and group leader at the CIBER of rare diseases (CIBERER, ISCIII) in Madrid. From the early 1990s she has been studying hearing neurobiology and IGF-1 actions. She was the first Chair of the SEBBM Science for Society working group with which she actively collaborates. She is currently the president of the SEBBM and a member of the FEBS Network working group and FEBS Science and Society Committee.
Project Adviser and Life Science Coordinator Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships, European Research Executive Agency (REA)- European Commission
I work at European Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission as Project Adviser and coordinator of the Life Science for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) . After 12 years working as a scientist in different countries (Italy, UK, Croatia and Belgium) with a PhD in Biochemistry, I have served the European Commission first as Scientific and Policy Officer and, since 2017, at REA. I coordinate the work on proposal evaluation and the entire project life cycle of MSCA projects including monitoring of the implementation and the assessment of the projects in the field of Life Science and Chemistry.
PhD Student, UCIBIO.REQUIMTE/ Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto