The researcher Julia Ramírez, “Young Research Talent” award
She received the recognition during the event that took place in the Paraninfo of the University of Zaragoza
The “Tercer Milenio” Awards have been recognizing the Aragonese research community for eight years, from the youngest to the most consolidated trajectories, with knowledge transfer, innovation and scientific dissemination.
The Paraninfo of the University of Zaragoza hosted the event in which the researcher Julia Ramírez García, from the BSiCoS group, received the “Young Research Talent" award for her work in biomedical signal processing.
During his doctorate at the University of Zaragoza (2017), she developed a methodology to quantify morphological variations in the electrocardiogram (ECG). This quantification led to the T-wave morphology restoration (TMR) index, which was shown to be a stronger predictor of sudden cardiac death than standard clinical indices.
After her Ph.D., she moved to work at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in London. This was a key point in her research career because she broadened her knowledge in engineering, gaining experience in genetics and bioinformatics. During those years, she obtained two highly competitive European Postdoctoral Fellowships: a WHRI-Academy Cofund (2017) and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (2018). In recognition of her work, in April 2020, QMUL promoted her to Lecturer in Genetics and Cardiovascular Data Science.
Since January of this year, Julia Ramírez has been in Zaragoza thanks to a María Zambrano International Talent Attraction Scholarship, giving up the highly competitive Mode 2 Talent Attraction of the Community of Madrid, which had also been granted to her. In total, the researcher from Zaragoza has contributed to her field of research with 32 peer-reviewed publications in different disciplines, including bioengineering, cardiology and genetics (13 as first author).
In her speech yesterday she was excited and recognized “being in a happy moment", for being back in Zaragoza, “being away is not always easy" and also for receiving an award for her work that always motivates her to continue forward in a career as the researcher, long and complicated.