Alba Abad Fernandez, PhD is a research scientist at the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology in Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK). She graduated as a Biologist from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) and obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from the Universitat de Barcelona. Alba’s main research interest is understanding the molecular basis for accurate chromosome segregation, essential for faithful segregation of the genetic material during cell division. Her research career thus far has resulted in 19 peer-reviewed publications with 5 of them as a lead author in high-impact journals. Currently, she is using an interdisciplinary approach combining protein biochemistry, biophysics, X-ray crystallography, CryoEM and cell biology to characterise key mitotic regulators. Alba is also passionate about public engagement with science and is the founder and project lead of Engage Nepal with Science.
Engage Nepal with Science is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and RIBB and aims to spread the culture of engaging Nepalese communities with science and the scientific research carried out at Nepalese research centres to empower, inspire and build confidence in STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics). More information on Engage Nepal with Science is available at https://engagewithscience.org. You can also follow Twitter/Instagram/Facebook.
Alba’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alba-abad/