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Dr Ivan Martinez Duncker

Cell Dynamics

Autonomous University of the State of Morelos

Ivan Martinez Duncker is Director of the Cell Dynamics Research Center of the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos, Mexico, and Head of the Glycoscience in Health Network of the Science and Technology National Council of Mexico.

He received a Medical Surgeon degree (2001) from the Mexican Army and Air Force University’s Medical School before pursuing his doctoral studies, specializing in haematology, at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in France (2004). He then studied Nuclear Medicine at the National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology, also in France, working on the synthesis of glycoprotein based radiopharmaceuticals.

In 2006, Ivan was appointed as a Research Professor for the Science Faculty of Autonomous University of the Mexican State of Morelos where he established the Human Glycobiology and Molecular Diagnosis Laboratory, focusing on glycoscience of the immune system. In 2014, he published reports of the first cases of congenital disorders of glycosylation in Mexico.