Beatriz Bellosillo, PhD
Beatriz Bellosillo is the Head of the Molecular Biology laboratory at the Pathology Department of Hospital del Mar, in Barcelona, Spain, and she is an associate professor at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. She is an experienced molecular biologist with expertise in translational research in Hematology and Oncology areas.
She studied Pharmacy from 1988-1993 and completed her PhD studies from 1993- 1999 in the University of Barcelona. Since joining the Hospital del Mar (Barcelona) in 2001, she has developed the molecular diagnostic area in the Pathology Department and actively participated in the implementation of the Tissue Bank.
Her scientific interest has focused in the last years on the assessment of molecular alterations and other biomarkers involved in haematological malignancies and solid tumors, with a special emphasis on the implementation of the liquid biopsy for studying solid tumors. She has studied the role of molecular biomarkers to determine the diagnosis and prognosis of patients and also their predictive value. Dr. Bellosillo has participated in more than 50 research projects related to these issues, as principal investigator in 12 of them. As a result of the activity in this field, she has published more than 180 articles in peer-review international journals (H-factor 44) and is the co-inventor of 2 patents.