Inaugural Research Bites in Brisbane


SRAP-Brisbane’s inaugural Research Bites last 11th December 2019 was a great success. Five SRAP-IEAP members gave extremely interesting presentations about the research they are currently undertaking:

  • Raquel Sánchez Díaz spoke about the use of biomaterials towards improved integration of percutaneous devices
  • Natividad Gómez Cerezo explained who she uses mesoporous bioactive glasses for the regenerative treatment of bone pathologies
  • Álvaro Sánchez Herrero has just finished his thesis on tissue engineering of a humanised mouse model for preclinical multiple myeloma research. Álvaro will be doing his defence next week so good luck, Álvaro!
  • Lucía Colondro Conde has been studying what everyone calls ‘morning sickness’ during pregnancy and potential linkages with depression
  • Manuel Serrano Santos has been working on swallowing difficulties in kids and elderly, in particular the inability of swallowing tablets.

SRAP’s vice-president, Ana Rubio, attended the event to explain the objectives and opportunities that SRAP-IEAP can offer to members. The group ended celebrating the start of an exciting collaboration having a few drinks and eating ‘buñuelos’

This event was funded by SRAP-IEAP and the Embassy of Spain in Australia. Thanks to all who presented and attended event.

Some photos of the event (and the dinner after it!) below.


Ana Rubio Zuazo

About Ana Rubio Zuazo

My research revolves around marine ecology and aquaculture, in particular in relation to the cultivation of oysters. Most of my previous research focused on the Sydney Rock Oyster but currently I am working on a disease related to Pacific Oysters. A number of projects that I am currently involved in are included in this industry website: http://www.southcoastoysterindustry.com.au/ In addition I also work in the Natural Resources Branch of Hornsby Shire Council as an Environmental Scientist working on the implementation of the Lower Hawkesbury Estuary Management Plan.