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Dr Pedro Beltran-Alvarez


Pedro Beltran-Alvarez

Senior Lecturer in Health and Climate Change

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, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2022.

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Some of the research that we do is in youtube:
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.

Recent and 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:

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:

3. Measuring novel biomarkers of tumours, Yorkshire Brain Tumour Charity, £18,000, 2021-2023.

4. Investigating novel cardiovascular biomarkers in the hair of cardiac patients, Hull and East Riding Cardiac Trust Fund, £19,430, 2022-2023.

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