Elena Povedano

Predoctoral Student, IEGD

Biologist and Geneticist

Degrees: Degree in Biology (University of Córdoba) and Master in Genetics and Evolution, biomedical specialty (University of Granada)

Positions during life: Collaborating student at the Genetics department, University of Córdoba; Master student at Pfizer-University of Granada-Junta de Andalucía Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research (GENYO)

Honors and awards: FPI pre-doctoral Fellowship 2020 (training for researchers)

Recent Publications:

  • Carnero-Montoro, E., Barturen, G., Povedano, E., Kerick, M., Martinez-Bueno, M., PRECISESADS Clinical Consortium, Ballestar, E., Martin, J., Teruel, M., & Alarcón-Riquelme, M. E. (2019). Epigenome-Wide Comparative Study Reveals Key Differences Between Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Related Systemic Autoimmune Diseases. Frontiers in Immunology, 10, 1880. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.01880

Summary of the investigation:

My previous research focuses on the integrated genomic and epigenomic study of a rare autoimmune disease (Mixed connective tissue disease), the search for genomic and epigenomic biomarkers for the disease and the mediating role of DNA methylation in it.

My tasks consist in giving support to ECHO research by formulation of hypotheses to test the mechanisms of DOHaD, and in the near future the analysis of genomic and epigenomic data.