Nieves Peltzer graduated from Quilmes University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Biotechnology and performed her Master degree in Toulouse, France. She then moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, where she did her PhD in the laboratory of Professor Christian Widmann at the Physiology Department of the University of Lausanne, awarded in 2012. After her PhD, she moved to London, to the laboratory of Professor Henning Walczak at UCL Cancer Institute where she was funded by the Swiss Foundation for Science. She has now established her laboratory at University of Cologne and she is part of two collaborative research centres. Throughout her career, she has also been involved in various public engagement activities to communicate science to the broad audience in museums and charities in London in collaboration with Cancer Research UK.
Department of Translational Genomics, Associated to CMMC and CECAD
I am intrigued by the way cells talk to each other to regulate the complexity of a whole organism. I am also amazed by the gigantic steps science has made into understanding these processes and how, thanks to that, we know so much about disease. I always wanted to be part of such a fascinating journey and I am here to make it happen.