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Dra. Lydia Álvarez Fernández

  • Graduate in Biology. Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Bachelor’s degree. Faculty of Biology of Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Doctorate in Biology from Universidad de Oviedo.
  • Contributing Research Scholar, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Department of Genetics.
  • Research Scholar European Project STEP-CT91-0150. Genetics section.
  • Pre-doctoral Scholar at Universidad de Oviedo. Genetics department.
  • Post-doctoral Scholar at Instituto Universitario de Oncología del Principado de Asturias (IUOPA). Genotoxicity and Mutagenesis Unit.
  • Participation in R&D projects:
    • Mutagenic effects of ethylnirenes, diethylsufate and hexamethylphosphoramide in oocytes and oogonias of Drosophila melanogaster.
    • Genotoxicity Mechanisms of anti-tumor drugs: A study in Drosophila and humans.
    • Genotoxicity of temozolomide and gemcitabine: mechanisms of mutagenesis in Drosophila and biomonitoring of exposed human sample groups.
    • EPIFARGEN project: Evaluation of genetic and therapeutic risk in individuals belonging to multiple cancer case families, and of an educational intervention for behavioural risk reduction.
  • Has made numerous publications and reports at conferences.
  • Presently serving in her position as Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Glaucoma research at Fundación de Investigación Oftalmológica.
  • Member of the action group COST: The Network for the biology of Zn.