Ana Cuevas Venero

  • IBBTEC. c/ Albert Einstein, 22. 39011 Santander (Spain)
  • (+34) 942 206 799 ext. 25916
  • Functional Plasmidomics
  • Microbiology & Genomics
  • Department of Microbiology & Genomics
I finished my studies as a Technician in Pathology and Cytology in June 2001. Since then I have been working as a laboratory technician in different research areas at several institutions. In all of them I have performed tasks common to research laboratories in addition to the specific techniques of each research line.

I have worked in the Developmental Biology laboratory, led by Prof. María Ángeles Ros (University of Cantabria, 2001-2003), in the Molecular Biology laboratory of the Hematology Service of Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, led by Dr. Marta Albajar (2003-2008).  In the Intergenomics group, led by Prof. Fernando de la Cruz (University of Cantabria, 2008-2013 and 2017-2019. 2021). In the biotechnological company StemVital S.L. (2019-2020). I joined the Micromanufacturing Service (SMF) of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (responsible: Fernando de la Cruz, 2014-2017), where I am currently working at the facility 2021 to 2024. ​

​Functional Plasmidomics

Research lines

Plasmids are genomes with a deep impact in microbial communities, a shared gene pool that allows bacteria to adapt to different environments. By using plasmid comparative genomics, we are identifying and studying key gene functions for cell-to-cell communication, as well as others linked to multirresistant bacteria outbreaks. Some of these functions are also harnessed to build synthetic gene circuits to perform distributed computation in bacterial populations.


  • Research projects: Ayuda nueva incorporación CSIC (Ref. 201820I143). PI: M. Pilar Garcillán-Barcia

Mª Pilar Garcillán Barcia (IP)

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Daniel García López

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Antonio Mesa Galán

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Arancha Peñil Celis

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María Del Mar Quiñonero Coronel

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Jesús Rodriguez Lozano

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