Technicians

Name: María Helena Ferrandis Jiménez
Position: Technician
Telephone: +34 963 289 680 (Ext 2314)
Email: mhelena@cipf.es

María Helena has worked as a research assistant in the Polymer Therapeutics lab since 2007. She is in charge of cell culture and laboratory performance management (material organization, orders, accounting, etc) and also also assists in the organization of conferences and other events.

Name: Esther Masiá Sanchís
Position: Technician
Telephone: +34 963289680 (Ext 2306)
Email: emasia@cipf.es

Esther obtained her technician certificate in pathological anatomy in Valencia in June 2005 and her biology degree at Valencia University in February 2011. Since July 2007, she has worked in the CIPF Screening Platform supervised by MJ Vicent. Esther currently works in the development of different assays for screening platform and collaborates on different projects. She is mainly responsible for cellular and molecular biology techniques as well as histology and animal research.

Name: Paula Carrascosa Marco
Position: Technician
Telephone: +34 963289680 (Ext 2314)
Email: pcarrascosa@cipf.es

Paula Carrascosa Marco graduated in Biotechnology from the Catholic University of Valencia in 2016 and obtained her Masters degree in Clinical Neuroscience at the Complutense University of Madrid. She has worked as a research technician at the Instituto Sanitario La Fe and at the University of Valencia. Paula is currently working at CIPF in charge of breeding and housing experimental animals as well as fine-tuning and performing cellullar and molecular biology techniques both for the group and for external collaborations.

Name: Justine Hillaert
Position: Technician
Telephone: +34 963289680 (Ext 2314)
Email: jhillaert@cipf.es

Graduated in Biomedical laboratory technology: pharmaceutical and biological techniques (2021) at the University college of Ghent (Belgium). She performed her bachelor thesis: Rational design of novel polypeptide-drug conjugates: the relevance of drug-linking chemistry in Polymer Therapeutics laboratory where she currently is working as a technician to continue the project.

Project Manager

Name: Stuart P. Atkinson
Position: Project Manager
Email: stuartatkinson1980@gmail.com

Dr Stuart P. Atkinson received his PhD in Medical Oncology at the Beatson Research Centre at Glasgow University in 2005 after studying the epigenetic regulation of the telomerase gene reporters in normal and tumorigenic cells. He then moved to the Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle University (UK) where he worked with Professor Lyle Armstrong and Professor Majlinda Lako studying mechanisms behind the pluripotent state, the directed differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), and the generation and study of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). This work continued after the laboratory moved to the CIPF where he later joined the laboratories of Deborah Burks and Carlos Simón Vallés where he studied Insulin signaling in hESCs, iPSC generation, and endometrial stem cells. After leaving academia, he joined Genera Biotech as a project manager and advisor, and after leaving this post, he joined the Polymer Therapeutics lab as Project Manager.