The researcher Aida Serra Maqueda, recognised with the prestigious Ramón y Cajal grant from the Spanish State Research Agency

Awarded on the basis of curricular merit and leadership ability

Aida Serra Maqueda, a researcher at the University of Lleida (UdL) and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Lleida (IRBLleida), has received a Ramón y Cajal grant from the 2021 call of the State Research Agency of the Ministry of Science and Innovation. This is the second grant for IRBLleida research staff, in a very competitive call with few options due to the large number of applications submitted.

This prestigious grant is aimed at promoting the incorporation of research personnel with an outstanding track record in R&D centres. The selection is based on a rigorous competitive process of candidates based on their curricular merits and their ability to lead a line of research, according to their scientific and professional experience as well as the independence of their career. The total financial support of €236,350 over five years has been awarded at the University of Lleida.

Serra Maqueda co-leads the +Pec Proteomics research group. The aim of the group is to use state-of-the-art clinical proteomics, mass spectrometry and systems biology techniques to discover altered mechanisms of intercellular communication that contribute to the establishment and progression of neuropathology and systemic pathology.

The researcher, Aida Serra Maqueda