Daniela Robles-Espinoza recently received her PhD from the University of Cambridge, in the UK, and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Experimental Cancer Genetics group in the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. She uses bioinformatics and computational methods to study the genetic factors that influence cancer development, especially melanoma, in high-risk families. She's also interested in the development of computational tools that aid in visualization of high-throughput sequencing data. Robles-Espinoza is very passionate about science education and communication. In 2013, she won Best Talk Award at the International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research (SMR). In her spare time, she enjoys writing in popular science blogs, oil painting, and bellydancing.
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Daniela Robles-Espinoza discovered mutations in the POT1 gene in familial cases of melanoma. The POT1 gene regulates the length of chromosome ends, or telomeres. (Talk recorded in May 2015)
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