CBGP PhD student awarded a double prize in the III Edition of "My thesis in a nutshell" UPM Symposium

Guadalupe Hernández Ramírez, a Predoctoral student at Molecular Basis of Allergenicity and Cross-Reactivity in Plant Food group led by Araceli Díaz Perales won a double prize in the 2019 Edition of “My thesis in a nutshell” Symposium organized by the International Doctorate School of UPM.  



Organized by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the 3rd edition of this Symposium held between 7-10 May 2019 in Madrid gives predoctoral students the opportunity to present their PhD work in front of the wide audience during a maximum time slot of 3 minutes with use of a single fixed image. This activity intends to promote the interdisciplinary collaboration among the different research lines and groups of UPM.


Guadalupe Hernández Ramírez’s talk entitled “The impact of grass mold infestation on ashtma attacks in autumn” first won a prize for being selected as one of the 7 finalists in the Grand Final. During the event, Guadalupe also won the Audience Award and become one of the three PhD students in the whole UPM who won a double prize in this 2019 Symposium.


Guadalupe has a bachelor in Biotechnology and a master’s degree in Biotechnology Agroforestry, both from UPM. Her scientific career started with an internship at Araceli Díaz’s lab in 2014, where she has stayed ever since. In 2018 she enrolled in the Biotechnology and Genetic Resources of Plants and Associated Microorganisms PhD program. Guadalupe is currently conducting her doctorate research in the field of allergy working on the immunological role of the ligand of the principal allergen from Alternaria fungi associated to chronic asthma and other respiratory disorders.