Natacha Turck began her scientific career in France (INSERM U.682, Strasbourg, France) by studying fundamental sciences in the oncology field. She acquired skills in biochemistry, proteomics, as well as cellular and molecular biology and obtained in 2004 a Ph.D. degree in life sciences. She moved to Switzerland in 2005 in order to join the Biomedical Proteomics Group (Head: Professor J. C. Sanchez) at the Faculty of Medicine in Geneva, as a Postdoctoral Researcher. In this new scientific context, she learnt translational research specifically applied to brain damage diseases. Her objectives were to discover and validate proteins as new biomarkers for helping decision on diagnosis and/or prognosis of stroke. Now, she has a senior position in the Faculty of Medicine in Geneva and works as a Senior Translational Researcher in the BPRG Team, always in the brain damage context, but extended to other diseases such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis, Parkinson‘s disease. She is interacting with multidisciplinary people (chemists, bio-IT specialists, statisticians, physicians, etc.). More recently, she has decided to develop a new research axis on eye disease (retinal disorders). She has a substantial experience in cerebrovascular diseases, biomarkers (validation process, statistics), and clinical fields (clinical studies, intend of use). She is also involved in teaching at the Faculty of Medicine and in the Master of Proteomics.
Biography Updated on 12 September 2012