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Department of Molecular Life Sciences

Fátima Benítez

Marina Sarantseva

PhD Student

Fátima Benítez

Office Y55-K-44

Tel +41 44 635 31 67


Fatima is a Mexican deeply curious about understanding the mechanisms underlying complexity evolution during embryonic development.



Since 2020: Ph.D. studies in Systems Biology, University of Zürich, Switzerland.

2015-2019:  Bachelors in Basic Biomedical Research, graduated with honours, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Faculty of Medicine, Mexico.


Completed research projects

September 2019- February 2020: Lab of Prof. Dr. Alfonso Martínez Arias, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

August 2016-August 2019: Lab of Prof. Dr. Cristina Fernández Mejía, Department of Genomic Medicine and Environmental Toxicology, UNAM- Institute of Biomedical Research-National Institute of Paediatrics, Mexico.

May 2018-August 2018: Lab of Prof. Dr. Michael Sacher, Department of Biology, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

August 2017-October 2018: Lab of Prof. Dr. Diana Escalante Alcalde, Laboratory of Physiology and Neurodevelopment, Neuroscience Division, Institute of Cellular Physiology-UNAM, Mexico.

June-August 2017: Lab of Prof. Dr. Anthony A. Hyman, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany.

August 2015- July 2016: Lab of Prof. Dr. Rafael Camacho Carranza, Department of Genomic Medicine and Environmental Toxicology, UNAM- Institute of Biomedical Research, Mexico.



Benítez-Ramírez FE, ¡Abracadabra, El Aparato de Golgi se genera de novo! [Abracadabra, The Golgi Aparatus is generated de novo!] Revista de Educación Bioquímica (REB), 36 (3): 93-95, 2017.

Benítez-Ramírez FE , Dinámica organelar y funcional de las células troncales [Organellar and functional dynamics of stem cells] , Revista de Educación Bioquímica (REB), 37 (4): 111-119, 2018.


Extracurricular projects

“I strongly believe that education is one of the brightest lights for humanity, as it can illuminate the process of discovering our own life paths”. For this reason, Fatima is involved in two non-profit projects that aim to abolish geographical, economic and ethnical barriers in science. 

•Public Journal Club for Developmental Biology


•Sci-soft: Soft-skills for Science


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