Victoria Sanz-Moreno

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Victoria Sanz Moreno
Born
London, England
NationalityBritish
Other namesVicky
CitizenshipBritish
Alma mater
  • University of Oviedo (BSc, Msci)
  • University of Cantabria (PhD)
Scientific career
InstitutionsQueen Mary University of London

Victoria Sanz Moreno is a Professor of Cancer Cell biology at Queen Mary University of London [1][2]. Known as Vicky, she is known for her work on molecular cell biology in Cancer.

Early life and education

Sanz-Moreno was born in London, England to an analytical chemist father and English teacher mother. Following completion of her fathers postdoctoral studies her family moved back to Spain. This early exposure to a scientific way of thinking contributed to a love of science that was the bedrock for a career in cell biology [3].

Sanz-Moreno studied chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Oviedo in Spain, receiving her masters in biochemistry. She obtained her PhD in chemical sciences in Piero Crespo's laboratory at the University of Cantabria

Career

After completing a short postdoc at the University of Cantabria, Sanz-Moreno was a CRUK and Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research in London . Sanz-Moreno received a a CRUK Career Development Fellowship in 2015 and founded an independent research group in the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics at King's College London.

The Sanz Moreno group at Queen Mary University of London focuses on how the cytoskeleton of cancer cells regulates transcriptional rewiring during tumour growth and dissemination. The group is trying to understand how such rewiring affects the tumour microenvironment. In 2014, Sanz-Moreno joined Dr Ana Cvejic and Dr Rita de Sousa Nunes to support Cancer Research UK's Women of Influence initiative helping provide personal and career development support for female cancer research scientists [4].

Awards and honours

In 2008, Sanz-Moreno received the Applied Biosystems and EACR 40th Anniversary Research Award. Sanz-Moreno was shortlisted for the CRUK Communications and Brand Ambassador Prize (2015). In 2017, Sanz-Moreno received the 2017 BSCB Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal [5].

In the media

  

References

  1. "Victoria Sanz-Moreno". CRUK Barts Cancer Centre. Retrieved 16 September 2020. {{cite web}}: Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)
  2. O’Donnell, Marie Anne (June 4, 2018). "Victoria Sanz-Moreno: Rho together for cancer research". Journal of Cell Biology. 217 (6): 1885–1886. doi:10.1083/jcb.201805043 – via rupress.org.
  3. O’Donnell, Marie Anne (4 June 2018). "Victoria Sanz-Moreno: Rho together for cancer research". Journal of Cell Biology. 217 (6): 1885–1886. doi:10.1083/jcb.201805043. PMC 5987732. PMID 29777025.
  4. Minter, Harriet (21 March 2014). "Women in Leadership Meet the scientists behind Cancer Research UK's Women of Influence". Guardian. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  5. "King's staff awarded the 2017 BSCB Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award Medal". King's College London News Centre. Retrieved 16 September 2020.

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