Anna Villar-Piqué is a researcher in the Department of Neurodegeneration and Restorative Research in the University of Göttingen. Her work is currently focused in the aggregation of alpha-synuclein, a central player in Parkinson’s disease. Previously, Anna completed a bachelor in Biotechnology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In the same institution, she obtained a Master and a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine; meanwhile she was carrying out university teaching activities. Along these years, she complemented her formation with collaborative visits in outstanding European laboratories.
Anna has addressed the problem of protein aggregation employing distinct models, from bacteria and yeast, to plants and mammalian cells. She has experience in a wide range of biochemistry and biophysics techniques, as well as skills such as scientific writing and students’ supervision. Despite her short career, Anna has published 12 journal papers and 3 book chapters.