Raquel Sánchez. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other prion diseases
- Speaker: Raquel Sánchez, Head, Service of Neurology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona. Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders group. IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona
- Talk title: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other prion diseases
- Date & time: Friday, 28th May, 2021
- Host: Laura Soucek, Principal Investigator of VHIO’s Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group
She completed her training as a neurologist at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (2000) and her PhD degree on Biopathology in Medicine at the University of Barcelona (2003). After her PhD, she obtained a Rio Hortega fellowship (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spanish Ministry of Health) in Behavioural neurology at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer, Barcelona. During her fellowship, she accomplished a short-term postdoctoral scholarship at the Memory and Aging Center- University of California San Francisco (2006). Back in Barcelona, she was hired as neurologist at the Alzheimer’s Disease and other Cognitive Disorders (ADCD) unit, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (2006-). In 2017, she became the Group Leader of the Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders group at the IDIBAPS (https://www.clinicbarcelona.org/en/idibaps/research-areas/clinical-and-experimentalneuroscience/alzheimers-disease-and-other-cognitive-disorders . Currently, she is the Head of the Neurology Service at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Her research focuses on the use of different type of biomarkers (neuroimaging techniques, biochemical and genetic biomarkers) for the early and accurate diagnosis and prognosis/monitoring of neurodegenerative dementia, especially in early-onset forms of neurodegenerative dementia, like autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and prion diseases.