Universitat de Barcelona, M.Sc. Pharmacy (2001)
Universitat de Barcelona, M.Sc. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2002)
Universitat de Barcelona, Ph.D. Biomedicine (2009)
Irene joined ABG in 2009 and is an associate 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, 2013).
Her thesis work consisted of molecular characterization studies of carnitine acetyltransferases in Drosophila melanogaster and their involvement in reproduction.
Before she started her thesis, she did postgraduate research at the Universitat de Barcelona, working on enzymes involved in fatty acid transport across intracellular membranes in mammals. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.) and presented her work at international scientific meetings.
Irene is a native speaker of Spanish and Catalan and is also fluent in English and French.