23 October 2012
María Blasco, CNIO Director, offered the conference "Telomeres as Key Modulators of Aging and. Longevity".
Last October 29, the bioethics awards and scholarships ceremony 2011-12 took place in the auditorium of the Pompeu Fabra University, in Balmes, 132 Barcelona.
María Blasco, doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), took part in the event with a conference titled: "Telomeres as Key Modulators of Aging and Longevity".
Dr Blasco is an international expert in research on telomeres (the ends of the chromosomes) and the enzyme telomerase, which allows them to grow. She has been awarded many distinctions, the most significant of which is the EMBO Gold Medal (European Molecular Biology Organization) in the year 2004, since she was the first Spanish scientist to achieve this.