Carmen Bedia Girbés
Research group: Chemometrics
Carmen Bedia studied Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and obtained her Ph.D. in 2007 in the field of sphingolipid metabolism, in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Barcelona). She moved to the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, Toulouse, France) as a postdoctoral researcher where she focused on cell biology of sphingolipid metabolism in the development of melanoma. After her return to Barcelona in 2010 to the CSIC, she has been working as postdoctoral researcher on medicinal chemistry of sphingolipids and more recently on lipidomics in the frame of the ERC Advanced Grant project ”CHEMometric and High-Throughput Omics Analytical Methods for Assessment of Global Change Effects on Environmental and Biological Systems”, led by prof. Romà Tauler in the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC), in which she has supervised and executed several lipidomic studies on various human cell lines (prostate cancer, melanocytes, keratinocytes) exposed to different environmental stressors. She is experienced in the application of chemometric analytical methods to perform untargeted analysis of both LC-MS and mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) data. Her research is focused on the use of lipidomics and MSI to enhance the chemical knowledge of biological matrices in different environmental and biomedical research studies.