Research Professor (Research Council of Spain, CSIC) Head of the group of Animal Health Institute of Agrobiotechnology (CSIC- Public University of Navarra-Government of Navarra) Spain Tel: +34-948-168-006
Beatriz Amorena is the Head of the Group of Animal Health at the Institute of Agrobiotechnology (IdAB), a joint Centre involving the Research Council of Spain(CSIC), the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) and the Government of Navarra. Beatriz Amorena is a CSIC Research Professor and her research interests include: the study of host – pathogen interactions, the innate and adaptive immune response and the genetic markers, vaccine/diagnostic tools design and understanding the mechanisms of pathogenicity in livestock infections. Graduated in Biology at the University of Barcelona (1970), Beatriz Amorena obtained in the 70’s a Master and a Ph.D. degree in Geneticsat the University of Wisconsin-Madison (United States). In the 80’s she taught Genetics as Professor at the University of Zaragoza. And as a CSIC scientist, she worked in the 90’s in the Campus Aula Dei (Animal Health Unit, Agricultural Research Center, presently CITA) of Zaragoza (Spain). Finally, she has been working in Navarra at the IdAB since 2001. As a scientist, she has been responsible for a variety of Master and Ph.D. theses as well for research grants; Entrerprise-funded, Regional, National and International. She is author in over 100 internationally recognized scientific papers and of different patents.
The study of host - pathogen interactions, the innate and adaptive immune response and the genetic markers, vaccine/diagnostic tools design and understanding the mechanisms of pathogenicity in livestock infections.