Silvia Calero Martínez

  • IBBTEC. C/ Albert Einstein 22, PCTCAN, 39011 Santander
  • 942 206799 ext. 25914
  • Bacterial Type IV Secretion Systems
  • Microbiology & Genomics
  • Department of Microbiology & Genomics

Silvia is graduated in Food and Science and Technology (2014-2018) from the University of Zaragoza and subsequent obtained the Master’s Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2020. Simultaneously, she worked since 2017 in a molecular biology laboratory (Alquizvetek S.L.) until September 2021, when she moved to the company Betternostic S.L. until March 2022. In that month, she joined Matxalen Llosa’s group in the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria.

​​​Biology of Bacterial Type IV Secretion Systems

Host group: Dra. Ana Villar

Research lines 

    •  Use of bacterial secretion systems for the genomic modification of human cells
    •  Site-specific recombination and integration catalyzed by conjugative relaxases 
    •  Substrate Recruitment by Type IV Secretion systems 


    • MINECO BIO2017-87190-R, “Secreción de ADN de bacterias a células de mamífero. Análisis de su papel en virulencia y su potencial aplicación terapéutica”. IP: Matxalen Llosa
    • AECC IDEAS211LLOS, "Papel de la secreción de ADN bacteriano en el desarrollo tumoral". IP: Matxalen Llosa
    • SODERCAN/FEDER JU06. “Reclutamiento de Proteínas y ADN por sistemas de secreción Tipo IV A y B”. IP: Matxalen Llosa

Lab Retreat 2019


Lab Retreat 2018


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