CBGP Phd Student awarded during 6th European Chemical Biology Symposium

Carmen Yuste-Calvo, a Predoctoral student at Plant Virus Biotechnology group led by Fernando Ponz won a prize for the best short presentation during 6th European Chemical Biology Symposium (ECBS/LS EuChemS).


During 6th ECBS/LS-EuChemS meeting, which took place between 3-5 April 2019 in Madrid, the chemical biologists from all around the world came together to present and discuss the latest achievements in cutting edge chemical sciences.


Carmen’s Yuste-Calvo talk entitled "Functionalization of elongated viral nanoparticles through chemical conjugation to molecules of different kinds" was selected as one of the best amongst other 24 presentations given by PhD students and young post-docs.


Carmen has a Bachelor degree in biology from the Complutense University with a minor in biotechnology & genetics and a Master's degree in biomedical science, which she graduated as first of her class. Her scientific career started with an internship at Fernando Ponz lab, where she stayer ever since. In 2015 she enrolled into Microbiology and parasitology PhD program. Currently Carmen is finishing her PhD at CBGP, working on functionalizing viral nanoparticles by different pathways related with chemical and genetic modifications and applying this technology in different fields, mostly related with biomedicine and autoimmune diseases.