Julio Abril Garrido


College / University

University of Córdoba (2012 – 2014, 2015 – 2017)
University of Lincoln (2014 – 2015)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

DNA, RNA and protein isolation, acrylamide and agarose gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, protein quantification, genotyping, PCR, RT-qPCR, UV spectrophotometry detection and optical microscopy.

Projects / Research

  • 02/2017 – 06/2017 "Differential gene expression data analysis and validation of Mus spretus mice exposed to environmental contamination obtained using heterologous microarrays"‘. Bachelor’s thesis, supervised by Dr. Nieves Abril Díaz. University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)
  • 07/2016 – 09/2016 "Metabolic characterization of new mice models upon nutrient-response deregulation". Internship supervised by Dr. Alejo Efeyan. Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), Madrid (Spain)
  • 2015 – 2017 Intern at the Molecular Biology of Stress Response Mechanisms group. Assisting in Molecular Biology techniques and tasks within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, supervised by Dr. Nieves Abril Díaz. University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)

Scholarships / Awards

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2016 – 2017: Research Scholarship within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)
6/2015 – 8/2015: Summer Research Studentship, supervised by Dr. Helen McAneney. Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
2014 – 2015: Science’s Erasmus + Scholarship’. Third year of bachelor studies (45 ECTS) accomplished. University of Lincoln (United Kingdom)


I have always been intrigued by the genetic background lying within individuals, and especially by cues for the onset of diseases. Given that the genesis of cancer can actually be unique to individuals, I have a genuine interest in Genomics and Epigenetics, mostly enhanced by the prospective scope that unravelling ‘Omic sciences’ would imply so-called ‘Personalized Medicine’. The opportunity to broaden my knowledge in these fields would fulfill my goal: achieving breakthroughs regarding these yet unknown genetic and epigenetic hallmarks to enhance society’s welfare and life span.