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Cristina Hernando Davalillo

Cristina Hernando Davadillo, biologist Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children's Hospital

Cristina Hernando Davalillo

Languages:
English, Spanish, Catalan

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Laboratory
Geneticist
Expert in:
Molecular cytogenetics - CGH rays studies

Languages:
English, Spanish, Catalan
Bachelor's degree in Biology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where I completed my thesis on "The characterisation of chromosomal anomalies in prenatal and postnatal diagnosis through molecular cytogenetics", which led to my PhD. I have been performing genetic diagnoses using conventional cytogenetic techniques and FISH for more than 12 years. In 2010 I started working at qGenomics, one of the world's first and foremost companies in the development of products and clinical application of services derived from genomic research. There I helped to develop various types of DNA chips and for 7 years I headed the Microrays Department, providing molecular genetics services in a hospital setting. Currently, I am an attending in the Molecular Cytogenetic Laboratory at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital. My goal is to keep building on my knowledge in Genomics and Clinical Genetics to apply to the individual genetic and/or genomic study of the clinical cases presented.

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Laboratory

Education

  • Postgraduate Degree in Laboratory Quality Assurance ISO 9000, ISO 17025, ISO 15189 and GLP standards. Universitat de Barcelona, 2009.
  • PhD in Cellular Biology. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2005.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology (Health Biology Elective). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1999)

I regularly participate in genetic counselling conferences and seminars organised by the Spanish Society of Genetic Counselling (Sociedad Española de Asesoramiento Genético - SEAGen).

Scientific activity

  • Investigator on the project "Desarrollo de soluciones genómicas innovadoras para la salud humana" (Development of innovative genomic solutions for human health), Quantitative Genomic Medicine Laboratories,  2010 - 2012.
  • Investigator on the project "Identificación de regiones cromosómicas responsables de malformaciones congénitas mediante técnicas de citogenética molecular" (Identification of chromosomal regions responsible for congenital malformations through molecular cytogenetics techniques). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, 2003 - 2005.
  • Investigator on the project "Estudio de anomalías cromosómicas estructurales en malformaciones congénitas mediante técnicas de citogenética molecular" (Study of structural chromosomal anomalies in congenital malformations through molecular cytogenetic techniques). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, 2000 - 2002.
  • Investigator on the project "Aplicación de la técnica de hibridación genómica comparada para la determinación de anomalías cromosómicas en diagnóstico post-natal" (Application of the comparative genomic hybridisation technique to determine chromosomal anomalies in post-natal diagnosis), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Generalitat de Catalunya, 1999 - 2003.

Teaching

  • External Lecturer for the Master's Degree in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona since 2011.