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Mr Miguel Ramírez Moreno MSc Cellular & Molecular Biology

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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Mr Miguel Ramírez Moreno is Postgraduate Research Student within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Academic Qualifications

2013-present: PhD studentship in Biological Sciences. University of Southampton, UK.
2011-2013: Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Faculty of Sciences (Biology), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Madrid, Spain.
2006-2011: Degree (Licenciatura) in Biology. Faculty of Sciences (Biology), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Madrid, Spain.





Research interests

Research description: Circadian rhythms allow organisms anticipate to daily environmental changes for a better fitness. These inner clocks are located in discrete groups of neurons inside the fruit fly's brain.  I want to study the circadian alteration that our group found while disrupting the Rho1-signalling pathway at these neurons. Rho1 is a GTPase that regulates actin dynamics, so we are addressing an interaction between two independent cellular mechanisms.

Areas of research interest: Neuroscience, Drosophila melanogaster, Genetics

Supervisors: Dr Herman Wijnen & Dr Amrit Mudher
PhD Research: Control of Drosophila circadian behaviour by the Rho1-signalling pathway
Funding: Gerald Kerkut Trust & University of Southampton

2011-2013: Master Thesis Student at Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO, UAM-CSIC, Madrid) supervised by Prof Ginés Morata. Project: study of tumour development in Drosophila melanogaster caused by disruptions in epithelial polarity.
2010-2011: Undergraduate Project Student at Department of Biology, (UAM, Madrid) supervised by Dr Marta Magariños. Project: the role of B-RAF kinase during the murine inner ear development.

Research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Affiliate research groups

Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS), Southampton Neuroscience Group (SoNG)

Research project(s)

Control of Drosophila circadian behaviour by the RHO1-signalling pathway

This project studies how regulation of cell structure affects daily timekeeping in animals.

University of Southampton Responsibilities

2014-2015: Biological Sciences Postgraduate Society (BSPS): Media and Communications Officer
2015: Graduate School Postgraduate Representative


BIOL2018 Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

Mr Miguel Ramírez Moreno
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

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