WICB Medal Winners

Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal Winner 2018: Mertixell Huch

Dr Meritxell Huch is a Group Leader at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. After obtaining her PhD degree in Gene Therapy and Pancreatic Cancer at the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, she moved to the Netherlands to join the laboratory of Professor Hans Clevers at the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in order to redirect the focus of her research into Adult Stem Cell Biology. In the first stage of her postdoctoral research, she isolated, for the first time, the stem cells responsible for the rapid turnover of the adult stomach and proved that these adult stomach stem cells can be maintained and expanded in culture, forming “mini-stomach” structures in vitro.

Year Winner Name Affinliation Links
2017 Victoria Sanz Moreno Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London BSCB Website
2016 Lidia Vasilieva Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford BSCB Website


2015 Victoria Cowling College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee BSCB Website

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