PhD María Almuedo-Castillo
- The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
- AcademiaNet member since 16.09.2020
- AcademiaNet- Selection Criteria
- Centro Andaluz de Biología de Desarrollo (CABD)
- Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
Biological and related sciences
Area of specialisation
Biology and Biomedicine
Developmental biology, Regeneration, Quantitative imaging, Zebrabish, Morphogenesis, Tissue mechanics
Distinctions and Awards
Diploma of recognition for the most relevant PhD thesis defended in 2014 in the different Faculties of the University of Barcelona (4th position).
Award for financial support to attend the Embryology Course organized by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) (06/2011-07/2011, Woods Hole, MA, USA). Source of award: The Company of Biologists Ltd Scholarship Mac V. Edds, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund Surdna Foundation Scholarship.
Award for financial support to attend the Evolution of Complex Systems Course organized by the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) (12/2013, Okinawa, Japan).
2nd price for the best poster presentation: Almuedo-Castillo M*, Crespo X, Adell T, Saló E. JNK controls the onset of mitosis of planarian stem cells and triggers apoptotic cell death required for regeneration and remodeling (2nd European Meeting on Planarian Biology, 09/2013, Dresden, Germany).
3rd price for the best poster presentation: Almuedo-Castillo M*, Saló E, Adell T. Dishevelled is essential for axon guidance and planar cell polarity in planarians (The Wnt meeting 2010, 10/2010, Stockholm, Sweden).
Sport Career: Junior Elite Athlete from 2001 to 2002 and Senior Elite Athlete from 2003 to 2007. Silver medal in the World Cup (Luzern, Switzerland) in July 2006 in LWW4x. Bronze medal in the World Championships 2002 (Sevilla, Spain) and in the World Cup (Munich, Germany) in August 2002 in LWW2-. 10 times Spanish Champion in the senior category between 2002-2007.
- Lectures, Membership in scientific bodies, Professorship, Refereeing
Catalan, English, French, Spanish
2014: Wound healing and Body plan design during Planarian regeneration: Non canonical Wnt and JNK signaling pathways