Raquel is interested in studying the immune cells that are lodged in the human intestinal mucosa at single-cell resolution. After obtaining her degree in Biotechnology at the University of Salamanca (Spain), Raquel worked at the Cancer Research Center in Salamanca and completed her MSc studies. While working in this project, she realized research stays at the lab of Prof. Fritjof Lund-Johansen at the University of Oslo, where she acquired experience in novel multiplex bead-based immunoassays for large scale proteomic analysis. Then, Raquel went on to do her PhD in Prof. Frode Jahnsen’s lab at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Her PhD work was focused on the longevity of the adaptive immune cell compartment in the human small intestine, with special focus on characterizing resident memory CD8+ and CD4+ T cells. Raquel obtained a Three-year Researcher Project grant with International Mobility from the Research Council of Norway and recently joined the Teichmann lab at Wellcome Sanger Institute (Cambridge, UK). She is currently studying the development and long-term maintenance of resident memory T cells in the human gut using single-cell multi-omics approaches.
Madeleine got a BSc in Physics from the University of Athens and an MSc in Applied Physics with a specialization in Photonics and Quantum Optics from the University of Strathclyde. She will receive her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Lund University in September 2022. During her PhD, she studied the binding kinetics of protein-protein interactions between receptors presented on the surface of T cells and protein-functionalized supported lipid bilayers using fluorescence microscopy. She has also worked as an early-stage researcher at the University of Murcia where she developed optical systems in the field of adaptive optics for biomedical applications while collaborating with Zeiss. After that, she worked as a research assistant at the Technical University of Denmark in the development of optical trapping systems for drug delivery purposes in partnership with Novo Nordisk.
Sol is a postdoc currently based in Inouye lab, department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. She received her BSc in Mathematics, MSc in Interdisciplinary program in Cognitive Sciences, and PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Seoul National University, South Korea in 2015. During her PhD, she studied Connectomics with Dr Kaiser (Seoul, South Korea and Newcastle, UK), regarding the spatial and topological characteristics of the brain network and its development both microscopically between synapses and macroscopically using neuroimaging. After her PhD, she moved to Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) to work with Dr Sporns and network scientists at the Indiana University Network Institute on multi-scale community detection and multi-layer networks applied to human brain networks. She then came back to the UK to join the Bullmore group in the department of psychiatry, University of Cambridge where she worked on the structural and functional network changes in the adolescent brain. In April 2020, she joined the JahnsenLab to investigate multi-omic characteristics as well as the B cell receptor repertoire of the long-lived plasma cells in the human intestine at both bulk and single-cell levels.
I was employed as a postdoctoral fellow and a researcher at CEMIR, NTNU Trondheim for 3, 5 years. I investigated the role of the epigenetic enzyme during gut homeostasis and infection-induced colitis in mouse models, so I have expertise in establishing mouse enteroids and colonoids. Usually, I used immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy methods to dissect new aspects of intestinal biology. Therefore, I am very excited to start my new project at Rikshospitalet, UiO, on the human gut system.