Laura Garcia Ibanez
Well deserved Carmen!
Technical University of Valencia (2008-2012), Autonomic University of Madrid (2012-2013)
BSci Biotechnology, MSci Molecular Biomedicine
National Centre for Biotechnology, Madrid
University of Birmingham
Favourite thing to do in my job: See how all the pieces of the immune system work together to defend us
During my PhD, I study how B lymphocytes mature and differenciate into plasma cells and memory B cells, in order to improve vaccines
My Typical Day
Lots of counting under the microscope
What I'd do with the prize money
I’d use it to go to schools as a STEM ambassador
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Cheerful, determined and creative
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Helping to cure skin cancer
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Biology teacher of last year of High School
Were you ever in trouble at school?
No, not really
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
To honour my country, Spanish tapas
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Dancing on a boat over the Caribbean sea
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To read people minds, to have enough time and money to travel all over the world
Tell us a joke.
Q: Why does Ms. Mushroom go out with Mr. Mushroom? A: Because he is a fungi (fun guy)!