|Institution||Spanish National Research Cancer Centre (CNIO)|
Since April 2015 Dr. Esther Molina-Montes, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center, in the group of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology leaded by Dr. Núria Malats, in Spain.
After her Bachelor in Pharmacy (2001) and Food Sciences (2003) at the University of Granada, she was awarded a PhD grant by the Spanish Ministry of Education to carry out her PhD at the Spanish National Research Centre (CSIC). She finished her PhD on computational chemistry of biologically active compounds in 2008 (Master Degree in Chemistry), while she was taking a postgraduate university expert course in Epidemiology and Clinical Research at the Andalusian School of Public Health (University of Granada, Spain).
She was afterwards appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow by the Spanish network of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública), attached to the Andalusian School of Public Health and the Granada Cancer Registry.
During 2009-2015 she has collaborated in a number of large-scale observational epidemiological studies, such as the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), one of the largest longitudinal investigations on lifestyle, metabolic factors, genes and chronic diseases in the world initiated by IARC-WHO and conducted in about 500 000 men and women spread all over the European Union.
Her main research interest is in the etiology of pancreatic cancer and the cancer preventive effects of naturally occurring anticarcinogens, exploring plausible mechanistic links with environmental factors and gen*environmental interactions.