Universidad Alcala de Henares, M.Sc. Biology (2002)
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Ph.D. Biomedicine (2008)
CEIPI-EPI Basic European Patent Law Training Course (2012)
Gemma joined ABG in 2010 and is a patent adviser in the biotechnology department. Her practice is focused on patent prosecution and opinion work in the area of biotechnology, particularly in relation to molecular biology, pharmacogenomics, gene therapy, immunology, animal models, diagnostic methods and the production of pharmaceutically active substances using genetically modified organisms. She is a qualified European Patent Attorney (EQE, 2016).
Before she started at ABG, Gemma was a post-doctoral researcher at Hospital Universitario La Princesa (2009-10), working on cardiomyocytes and the effect of hypoxia on their lipid metabolism, and at the Center for Molecular Biology, Severo Ochoa (2003-09), working on regulation of glucose transport in adipocytes. Her thesis work involved stays at the Universities of Ghent and Leiden.
She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals (Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences, Journal Cellular Physiology) and presented her work at international scientific meetings.
Gemma is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in English.