Short CV/Education and training

  • Dr. Mónica Carrera is a Tenured Scientist at the Marine Research Institute (IIM) belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Vigo (since August 2020).

  • She received her PhD in Biology with Honors at the Marine Research Institute (IIM-CSIC; 2008) in the field of Proteomics and Seafood Authenticity and Quality under the supervision of Prof. Dr. José M. Gallardo/Dr. Carmen Piñeiro/Dr. Benito Cañas. During 2008-2013 she was working in the Proteomics and Systems Biology group headed by the recognized scientist Prof. Dr. Ruedi Aebersold at the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology (IMSB; ETH Zürich) in the field of Proteomics and Food Safety and Allergy. In 2015, as a Food Proteomics Senior Researcher Dr. Carrera was invited by the company Thermo Fisher Scientific (San Jose, CA, USA) to work in its Food Proteomics facilities in collaboration with the scientist Dr. Daniel Lopez-Ferrer in the field of Food Quality and Safety.

  • Dr. Carrera co-supervises several Post-Doctoral/Pre-Doctoral/Master Students, had judged several PhD thesis and was President and Vocal member of several researcher contract committees. Dr. Carrera holds a Patent and registered in the UniProt database 55 new proteins (42 new allergens).

Selected publications

Selected projects

Principal Investigator (PI) of Research projects

  • SYS-ALLERGOMICS: Proteomics and structural-based systems biology of fish allergy in raw and processed seafood. Spanish AEI/EU-FEDER Reference: PID2019-103845RB-C21), Coordinator and PI: Monica Carrera

  • Excellence Project GAIN-Xunta de Galicia (IN607D 207/01), Proteomics in Cross-Talk for the Control, Study and Therapy of Food Allergy. Xunta de Galicia. 2018 – 2020, PI: Monica Carrera

  • ARECES, Proteomics for the developed of peptide vaccines for fish allergy. Ramón Areces Foundation. 2015 – 2018, PI: Monica Carrera

  • EMI-TB, Eliciting mucosal immunity to tuberculosis (H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage_RTD (643558)

    European Union Horizon 2020. 2015 – 2019, PI (Partner 9, CSIC): Monica Carrera

  • Ramón y Cajal 2016, (RYC-2016-20419). Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. 2018 – 2020, PI: Monica Carrera

  • XUNTA, Identification of bioactive peptides against gastrointestinal diseases. Xunta de Galicia. 2014 – 2017, PI (Partner 3, CSIC): Monica Carrera

  • FISH ALLERGOMICS, Proteomics and fish allergy. Marie Curie IEF Project. 2013 – 2014, PI: Monica Carrera

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Integrated Omics

  • Reviewer of several high-impact SCI Journals

  • Project Expert Evaluator, European Commission

  • Expert member of the AESAN

  • Project Evaluator Expert of the ANEP

  • HUPO

  • SEProt

  • SEBBM

  • ASMS

  • PhosphoNET

  • WAO

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