Irene Peral Sanchez
Irene Peral Sanchez completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Autonoma University (Madrid, Spain), where she achieved with honors the final degree project based on the comparison of two techniques applied in assisted reproduction. After that, she completed an MSc in Genetics and Cell Biology at Complutense University (Madrid, Spain). Her Master´s final project was carried out in INIA (Gametogenesis, Molecular Embryology and Transgenesis Group of Dr. Alfonso Gutierrez Adan) and it involved research on reproductive aging in mice and culminated in a publication based on germ-cell telomere dynamics in outbred mice. Recently she was awarded with Marie Skłodowska-Curie action PhD fellowship and she joined the Dohart-Net network under the supervision of Dr. Judith Eckert, Dr. Sandrine Willaime-Morawek and Dr. Neil Smith at Southampton University (UK).
Research Focus: Assessment of mechanisms and consequences of maternal HFD diet on embryo phenotype and programming of postnatal health and disease. Irene is studying the consequences and associated mechanisms of mouse maternal high fat diet inducing adverse programming of the blastocyst and lasting effects on offspring health, especially on metabolism. She is also identifying biomarkers of adverse programming within the maternal uterine fluid and serum for early adverse phenotype identification.