Jianyang Liu is currently a Chinese Ph.D student at department of medicine (Solna), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. After finishing his bachelor degree (major in biotechnology) in Tongji University, Shanghai, China, he continued his study in the University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia. After graduation, he worked in a hospital in Beijing as a research assistant.
His previous research topics include: iron homeostasis in renal and neurodegenerative diseases, emotional aspects of cardiovascular diseases, etc. He joined the ArthritisHeal project in December, 2019. His own Ph.D project, entitled “Role of lipid mediators in pain in RA”, will focus on mapping the anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving actions of microsomal prostaglandin E synthase 1 (mPGES-1) inhibitors in comparison to Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in preclinical models of RA. Under the supervision of Prof. Per-Johan Jakobsson (https://ki.se/en/meds/research-group-per-johan-jakobsson; https://www.cmm.ki.se/web/guest/per-johan-jakobsson-group1), he will perform targeted and untargeted lipidomics studies using LC-MS/MS.
Celia Cartagena García
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Celia was born in Rojales (Alicante, Spain). She moved to Barcelona to study Biochemistry in the University of Barcelona and she graduated in July 2018. In the last year of her Bachelor’s degree, she performed a 10-month research internship at the Radboudumc (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) in which she studied the immune cell regulation during pregnancy by flow cytometry. Specifically, her project was based in the optimization of the decidual lymphocyte isolation protocol optimization and its implementation in 1st, 2nd and term pregnancy placental material. Following the strong interest in translational research that she developed during her Bachelor’s degree, she obtained a Master’s degree in Translational Biomedical research in the Autonomous University of Barcelona – Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (Spain) in July 2019. Her Master’s thesis was focused in studiying the role of a specific protein in a rare immune disease, hemophagocytic syndrome. She started her PhD in September 2019 at Beckman Coulter Immunotech (France), a company dedicated to create quality reagents and simplifying workflow for science and health. She is enrolled in the PhD program of the Aix-Marseille University. Her PhD is supervised by Dr. Jean-Marc Busnel, and is focused in the development of novel flow cytometry-based functional assays for patient stratification and personalized medicine in RA and OA.