Ramiro Martinez

Ramiro Martinez

Doctoral Fellow

Ghent University

When I decided to start my career in Biotechnology back in Argentina, I dreamed about the opportunity of being involved in something bigger than myself. At the end of 2015, I concluded my master’s degree in Biotechnology and decided to travel around the world to develop my interpersonal skills, English proficiency, and give back to the community. This included sharing my knowledge and experiences at a Boarding School in Denmark, before collaborating with the refugee crisis in Greece. These experiences reflect my core values and have contributed to who I am today.

Looking to focus on my professional career and use my education to enact change on a global scale, I moved to Australia to complete an internship program in Oncogenomics.

Keen to continue to build a depth of expertise and a track record in cancer research, I decided to move to Europe where I got the opportunity to join Pieter Mestdagh and Jo Vandesompele Lab and start a PhD in Immuno-Oncology, looking for lncRNA that could boost the immune system response against cancer cells with resistance to the commonly used therapies.

Here, I found a home along with an outstanding multidisciplinary team and mentor.


  • Cancer
  • Non-coding RNA
  • Melanoma
  • Lung cancer
  • High-throughput screening
  • CRISPR-Cas
  • Tumor immunology and immunotherapy
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors


  • Master in Biotechnology, 2015

    National University of Rosario

  • Bachelor of Biology, 2013

    National University of Rosario

  • Bachelor of Chemistry, 2012

    National University of Rosario