María Corral

María Corral


Professional Qualifications

  • European Patent Attorney (EQE 2017)

Academic Qualifications

  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, M.Sc. Biochemistry (2004)

  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ph.D. Biochemistry (2009)

María joined ABG in 2012 and is an associate in the Biotechnology & Life Science department. Her practice is focused on opinion work, drafting patent applications and patent prosecution in the area of biotechnology. She is a qualified European Patent Attorney (EQE, 2017).

In recent years, María Corral has also completed various training sessions at the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) endorsed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Before joining ABG, María was a post-doctoral researcher at Hospital Universitario La Princesa (2009-2012), working on the effect of hypoxia in the extracellular matrix remodelling in the renal cell carcinoma. Her thesis work concerned protein acylation and identification and characterization of a novel palmitoyl transferase and its substrates.

She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals (Cell Metabolism, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta) and presented her work at international scientific meetings.

María is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in English.