Birth date : 5/5/1987
Citizenship : Spanish
2012 – 2015 DPhil Candidate, Immunology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK ‘Characterization of Lectin-Like Transcript 1 (LLT1)’
Thesis supervisor: Dr. Chris Willberg, Prof Paul Klenerman, Prof Rodney Phillips
2010 – 2011 MSc in Biology and Pathology of Viruses. Imperial College London, London, UK.
Research project: ‘The effect of HCV derived peptides in NK cell inhibition’ Thesis supervisor: Salim Khakoo
2007 – 2010 Bachelor in Biochemistry, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
2005 – 2010 Bachelor in Biotechnology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
ADDITIONAL RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE
2011 – 2012 Research Assistant, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
‘HIV evolution and host responses’ (PI: Astrid Iversen)
2009-2010 Student Research Assistant, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
‘Physiology and neurobiology of stress’ (PI: Roser Nadal)
2008-2009 Student Research Assistant, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
‘Identification of stress biomarkers in swine and cattle’ (PI: Anna Bassols)
2014 – 2015 Summer course lecturer – Inquiry in the Natural World. Lectures in Evolution, Genetics, Infectious diseases, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (St Bonaventure’s University programme, NY, US), Oxford
2014-2015 Management and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students, Oxford
2012 – 2015 Tutor – various tutorials in Biochemistry, Immunology and Virology, Oxford
2013- 2014 Lecturer in Medicine, Hertford College, Oxford
2012-2013 Laboratory Demonstrator in Immunology, Oxford
2002-2010 Tutor – tutorials to high school and undergraduate students – Language and Science
Fergusson JR, Huhn M, Swadling L, Walker L, Kurioka A, Llibre A, Newell EW, Davis MM, Bertoletti A, Hollander G, Sverremark E, Powrie F, Capone S, Folgori A, Barnes E, Willberg CB, Ussher J, Klenerman P. CD161int CD8+ T cells: a novel population of highly functional, memory CD8+ T cells enriched within the gut. Mucosal Immunol. 2015.
Llibre A, El Shikh ME, Pane-Foix M, Mehta H, Partridge A, Kanzig C, Rivellese F, Galson J, Walker L J, Milne P, Phillips RE, Kelly D, Marafioti T, Freeman G, Lopez-Macias C, Klenerman P and Willberg CB. NK cell receptors in the germinal centre reaction (Submitted)
Llibre A, Partridge A, Freeman G, Lauer G, Klenerman P and Willberg CB. Expression of Lectin- Like Transcript-1 in human immune-privileged sites (In preparation)
Cargill T, Culver EL, Willberg CB, Bateman A, Sadler R, Evans C, Makuch M, Vermeulen E, Lighaam L, Llibre A, Kurioka A, Swadling L, Manganis C, van Ham SM, Klenerman P, Rispens T, Barnes E. CD4+ T cell phenotype in IgG4-related disease (In preparation)
Llibre A, Klenerman P and Willberg CB. Lectin-Like Trancript-1: a new player in immune regulation (In preparation)
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
2015 Member of the Mexican Society of Immunology (SMI)
2010 Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona ‘La Caixa’ – Full scholarship for the first two years of PhD at any UK University
2009 Spanish Ministry of Education – Scholarship for Research Assistance
Computing Basic knowledge of C and Perl programming Languages; Linux.
Languages Catalan (native), Spanish (native), English (IELTS 8/9).
2015 18th Oxford Immunology Group Annual Meeting (United Kingdom) – Talk
2014 18th Germinal Centre Conference (Sweden) – Poster presentation
2014 6th Annual Freiburg-Oxford Immunology Meeting (Germany) – Talk
2013 7th International Symposium on Cd1 and NKT cells (France) – Poster presentation
2013 UK Meeting on the Biology and Pathology of Hepatitis C Virus (England) – Talk
2012 European Congress of Immunology (Scotland)
2010 Global Pandemics Response: H1N1 influenza and other emerging diseases (Spain)
OUTREACH, VOLUNTEERING, & INTERESTS
2015 Science writing for Bang! (Oxford’s popular science magazine) and Phenotype (Science magazine of the Oxford University Biochemical Society)
2014 – 2015 Organiser of Work in progress meetings at the Peter Medawar Building forPathogen Research, Oxford
2012 – 2013 Organiser of weekly Journal Club meetings at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford
2007 – 2008 Student member of the commission responsible for developing the new syllabus for the Biotechnology Degree adapted to the European Higher Education System
2005 – 2009 Biotechnology students representative – Barcelona