<strong>Creativity</strong> and <strong>Innovation</strong><br /> for the patient Development of <strong>new therapies</strong> and <br /><strong>treatments</strong> to improve citizens health <strong>Internationally renowned</strong><br /> biomedical research

Creativity and Innovation
for the patient

Development of new therapies and
treatments to improve citizens health

Internationally renowned
biomedical research


Elena Gómez Sanz

Elena Gómez Sanz

Elena Gómez Sanz

Email: elena.gomez@hest.ethz.ch

Phone: +34 941 278 868 (Ext.:89868)


Graduate in Biology from the University of Salamanca (Spain)(2007) and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of La Rioja (UR, Spain)(2013). She worked at the “Institute of Food Research (IFR)” in Norwich (UK) (under supervision of Dr Mark Reuter) thank to a Leonardo Da Vinci fellowship (2008). After 8 months at the IFR, she joined the “Molecular Ecology of Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Security” group, headed by Prof Carmen Torres at the UR (Spain), where she got her PhD with international mention (2013). She performed a 4-month stay at the “Institut für Nutztiergenetik (FLI)” (Mariensee, Germany) (Prof Stefan Schwarz). After her PhD, she moved to the “Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology (IVB)” (Bern, Switzerland), where she performed a first 3-months short-term postdoctoral stay (Prof Vincent Perreten). In January 2014, she moved to the “Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)” (Wädenswil, Switzerland) as postdoctoral researcher to work on the Swiss National Science Foundation Project NFP68 (“Soil as a Resource”), where she worked for 2 and a half years (Dr Brion Duffy). During that period, she did a 4-months research stay at the “Western Sydney University (WSU)” (Sydney, Australia) (A/Prof Slade O. Jensen).

Since December 2016, Dr. Gómez-Sanz is a postdoctoral fellow at the prestigious “Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)” (Zurich, Switzerland) thank to a 3-year term Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship-Global Fellowship (MSCA-IF-GF, European Program H2020), whose beneficiary institution is Rioja Health Foundation. In April 2017 she moved to the “Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH)” (San Juan de Alicante, Spain) for a 4-month period as part of her MSCA-IF-GF research program.

Elena Gómez-Sanz has participated in six national and international projects, and she is currently Principal Investigator (PI) for the Swiss National Science Foundation NFP72 (“Antimicrobial Resistance”) (2017-2020). She has been awarded a number of grants and fellowships in competitive, merit-based calls from national and international public organizations (Leonardo Da Vinci fellowship from the University of Valencia, pre-doctoral fellowship from the Comunidad Autónoma of La Rioja, short-term postdoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Society for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC), “Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” from the Department of Education of the Australian Government, short-term postdoctoral fellowship from the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), MSCA-IF-GF postdoctoral fellowship from the “European Research Council”) and her thesis was awarded by the “Extraordinary PhD Award” from the UR (2015). Dr Gómez-Sanz has participated in more than 40 scientific indexed publications (see Publications links) and in more than 75 international and national conferences. Likewise, she participates as reviewer for several scientific editorials (Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Biomed Central, American Society for Microbiology) and is member of several scientific societies.






11 April 2017


Molecular Microbiology


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