I am Beatriz Naranjo Martínez and I am 24 years old. I am from Ciudad Real (Spain), and I will do a PhD in Applied Biology and Experimental Medicine at the University of Messina, under the supervision of Prof. Silvana Briuglia. My main degree is a Master in Translational Medicine Research at the University Complutense of Madrid, but I also studied a BSc in Health Biology at the University of Alcalá. During my research tenure, I had the privilege to work on projects evaluating dendritic agents against bacterial biofilms and exploring pharmacological alternatives for cancer treatment. 

My research project focuses on the development of magnetic bead-based purification of biomarkers from liquid biopsies for the early detection of cancer in BRCA+ subjects.   

I choose this PhD because of its interdisciplinary and translational nature, which will equip me with the necessary skills and knowledge to improve early diagnosis and diagnosis-related therapy in BRCA+ mutation breast cancer (BC). The opportunity to collaborate with specialists from diverse fields will undoubtedly increase the quality and impact of research. Access to cutting-edge facilities will enhance advanced experimentation, data analysis, and overall research outcomes.