Conference Scientific Programme

Dr. Margarita Sáiz

Dr. Margarita Sáiz earned her Ph.D. in Biology from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 1994. After her Ph.D. studies on plant virology (INIA) she conducted postdoctoral research on protozoan viruses in the Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School (Harvard University, 1994-1997). Back to Spain, she started studies on FMDV at the BSL3 facility of CISA-INIA (1997-2005). Since 2005, she works at the CBMSO-CSIC where she gained a senior research position (2018). Her research focuses on the interplay between FMDV and the host innate immune system as well as new biotherapeutical developments based on immunomodulatory synthetic RNA.