Eva Maria obtained her BSc in Biochemistry in 2007 and PhD in Biomedicine in 2012 in Barcelona (Spain). Since 2018, she is Group Leader of the “Epitranscriptomics and RNA Dynamics” laboratory at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Spain. Her laboratory is focused on deciphering the language of RNA modifications, and how its orchestration can regulate our cells in a space-, time- and signal-dependent manner. Her laboratory has been pioneer in the use of nanopore sequencing to study the epitranscriptome, including the development of novel algorithms to map and quantify RNA modifications, as well as novel protocols and algorithms to systematically study the dynamics of RNA in a multiplexed and reproducible manner. Her laboratory is now focusing on applying these methods to decipher the biological functions of the ‘uncharted epitranscriptome’, to understand why and how their dysregulation leads to human disease.
Eva Maria’s work has been awarded with grants from ERC (2022), AECC (2021), MERCK (2021), MICINN (2021, 2018) and ARC (2018). She has been awarded the Young Researcher Prize from the Catalan Society of Biology as well as the Fisher Scientific Prize from the Spanish Society of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, among others