After completing his degree in Biology at the University of Salamanca (Spain), he has always focused his research on studying the eukaryotic cell cycle. He did his PhD with Dr. Sergio Moreno working on the regulation of G1 phase in fission yeast at the University of Salamanca too. He then stayed as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Karim Labib at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute in Manchester (UK) where he worked for almost ten years. In the first half of his time in the lab, he focused on identifying novel cell cycle factors and subsequently he worked on the molecular mechanisms and regulation of chromosome replication. In the second half, he studied the mechanisms and regulation of cell division. He joined the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria and the Department of Molecular Biology in 2011 as a principal investigator where he is following his interest on how cells divide at the end of the cell cycle. In addition, he teaches in the Medical School at the University of Cantabria.
Studying the molecular mechanisms and regulation of eukaryotic cell division.
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Foltman M., Sanchez-Diaz A.
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Sci. STKE 2004, pl8 (2004).
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Nature 423,720-4 (2003).
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Current Genetics 40, 110-8 (2001).
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Sanchez-Diaz, A., Arellano, M., Gonzalez, I. and Moreno, S.
J Cell Sci. 111, 843-51 (1998).
Sanchez-Diaz, A., Ruano, M.J., Lorente F. and Hueso P.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 24, 405-10 (1997).
Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria.
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