Sánchez, Blanca

Dr. María Blanca Sánchez Martínez



Molecular Biology. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


Effect of microcontaminants (antibiotics and biocides) on water microorganisms and antibiotic resistance genes.

Joining Date:



IMDEA Water. Avenida Punto Com, 2. Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares. 28805 MADRID



Dr. Sánchez obtained her M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). In 2005, she obtained her PhD in Molecular Biology from UAM, studying antibiotic biosynthesis regulation and resistance mechanisms by antibiotic producing microorganisms. In 2006 she joined the Biotecnología Microbiana department in Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB-CSIC). Her research has been focused on antimicrobial resistance mechanisms by opportunistic pathogens.

She has participated in 10 national and 4 international projects. She has been author and co-author of 29 scientific articles, 22 of them has been published in the first quartile indexed journals. Her research has been presented in national and international conferences. She has also supervised 3 Master´s degree work and 2 doctoral theses and collaborates with two master programs: “Master of Biotechnology (Biotechnology of Microorganisms)” of UAM and “Hydrology and Water Resources Management” of Universidad de Alcalá and Rey Juan Carlos.

She joined IMDEA Water in September 2017, to study the effect of micropollutants on water microorganisms and antibiotic resistance genes.