Olga Genilloud obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, 1988) from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain. She has an extended research experience in the academic environment from her work in the biosynthesis of antibiotic peptides (Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid 1984-1988; Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1987). In 1989 she joined the Centro de Investigación Básica de España (CIBE), at Merck Sharp and Dohme in Spain, developing for 19 years leading positions in the discovery of bacterial natural products, 10 years as Head of the Bacterial Microbiology Group. In February 2009 she was appointed Scientific Director of Fundación MEDINA where she leads the research center research and the international opportunities with academic and industrial sectors, and heads the Microbiology Department. She has extended experience in the coordination of multidisciplinary teams, and management of international research programs and collaborations. She has an extended list of publications, with more than 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and 18 patents derived from her contributions to the discovery of novel compounds and the development of new molecular tools in Natural Products research.
Molecular Genetics, Microbiology