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Dr Pedro Beltran-Alvarez
Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
|Biography||Pedro did his PhD at the University of Bristol (2004-2007) funded by a Marie Curie grant from the EU. After a short stage in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, Heidelberg, 2007-2009), he joined the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the University of Girona (2009), where he gained a Sara Borrell Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Spanish Government (2011-2014). Pedro then joined the University of Hull in 2015 as a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences.
Laboratory website: https://sites.google.com/view/beltran-alvarez-lab/home
Some of the research that we do is in youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JtVvdFJsnc
|Research Interests||Research Mission: to investigate the relevance of protein post-translational modifications in the biological response to environmental changes, with a focus on human health.
Current externally funded projects:
1. Role of arginine methylation of cardiac troponin I in cardiovascular disease, funded by The Hull and East Riding Cardiac Trust (HERCTF), £29,875. January-December 2019. Link to HERCTF: https://sites.google.com/view/hull-east-riding-cardiac-trust
2. Developing tissue-on-chip technology as a platform to measure the response of glioblastoma to established therapy and novel drugs (GBM-on-chip), funded by the Yorkshire Brain Tumour Charity (YBTC), £79,987.75, 2020-2023. Link to YBTC: www.btrs.org.uk
Internally funded projects:
the Happy Chemical Cluster!
|Teaching and Learning||Pedro coordinates Biomedical Sciences modules on Biological Basis of Disease (Level 5) and Clinical Biochemistry (Level 6) and additionally teaches on a variety of modules including Biochemistry (L4), Nutrition (L5), Muscle Fitness and Failure (L6), Reviews in Biochemistry (L6), Current Topics in Biomedicine (L7) and Diseases in Biomedicine (L7).
Pedro also contributes to teaching of UG and PG students in modules including Skills for Biomedical Scientists and supervises UG and PG students during their final research projects.
|Scopus Author ID||15135183800|