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Biographical details

Besaiz is a developmental biologist from Granada, one of the most beautiful areas in Andalucia, Spain.  He completed his PhD in Seville, studying macrophage migration in the Drosophila embryo in the Andalusian Center for Developmental Biology, and moved to London in 2016 to work as a postdoc in the Stramer lab. In our lab, he is studiyng  macrophage behaviour during Drosophila embryogenesis to analyse how the cytoskeleton is regulated through cell migration, and how cells built the extracellular matrix during development.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Developmental Biology, Doctor of Health Science, Role of Extracellular Matrix During Embryonic Cell Migration, CABD (CSIC-Universidad Pablo de Olavide-JA), Seville, Spain.

1 Oct 201115 Oct 2016

Award Date: 30 Sept 2016

Development and Genetics, Master of Biological Science, University of Granada

1 Oct 201030 Sept 2011

Award Date: 30 Sept 2011

Biology, Bachelor of Biomedical science, University of Granada

1 Oct 20051 Sept 2010

Award Date: 1 Sept 2010

External positions

Early Career Committee, RMS Royal Microscopical Society

3 Jul 2023 → …


  • QH301 Biology
  • QH426 Genetics
  • Q Science (General)


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