Genomics Laboratory

The Genomic Laboratory GENYALLab is member of REDLAB, the laboratories network of the Community of Madrid, under the registration number 440.


The Genomics Laboratory has the necessary infrastructure for providing genetic and genomic services, as well as metabolomic analysis, providing technical and scientific support to researchers and private companies.

This Laboratory is equiped with appropriate devices for sample processing and nucleic acid extraction and quantification, as well as the latest hardware for gene expression and high performance genotyping analysis, such as the latest generation QuantStudioTM apparatus.

These devices have  different applications, such as digital PCR, DNA fragment analysis, expression/gene quantification analysis, allele discrimination using TaqMan probes, and the detection of SNPs and mutations, etc. In addition, the laboratory has specific equipment for analyzing metabolites (HPLC, Seahorse, Magpix), a high value added tool in nutrigenomic and nutrigenetic studies, to achieve effective Precision Nutrition”.

Dr. Susana Molina Arranz

Laboratory Manager

Susana Molina Arranz, performed her PhD studies in the group of Prof. Luis Carrasco at the “Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM). In 2007 she joined Dr. Juan M. Torres group at “Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal” (INIA), a research group about prion diseases and its strain barriers. Between 2008 and 2009 she joined the group of Fernando Valdivieso at the “Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM), working as a technician generating biological tools
for the therapeutic investigation of Alzheimer Disease. During all these years she acquired experience in cell culture, as well as different techniques in molecular biology as western blotting, cloning, and nucleic acid and protein purifications.

In 2009 started in IMDEA Food as the Technical responsible of the Genomic Laboratory, working both in the investigation line about nutritional genomics of cancer, as well as in GENYAL Nutrigenomic laboratory. Her work in the GENYAL Platform includes processing and analyzing samples from the different  intervention studies that are developing in IMDEA Food, but also from external companies and research centers interested in genotyping studies.

Phone: +34 91 727 81 00, ext. 504 


Mónica Gómez Patiño                                                              Sonia Wagner Reguero                                              
Biosecurity technician                                                                 Laboratory technician                                                     

Mónica Gómez Patiño

Biosecurity Technician

Mónica Gómez Patiño is a senior technician in Analysis and Chemical and Microbiological Control as well as specialist in Instrumental Analysis Techniques. She is currently finishing the degree in Chemistry. She has professional experience in the field of pharmaceutics working in private companies such as Qualicaps Europe and BioMerieux.

She also worked in Spain ALK performing various experimental procedures in the field of Biochemistry, using different techniques for the identification, quantification and detection of specific proteins as well as immunology related techniques for the investigation of  respiratory diseases. She has five years of experience in Chromatographic Techniques, acquired in different research centers such as the Institute for Research and Agricultural and Food Technology (INIA) and the Center for Biological Research (Higher Council for Scientific Research (CIB-CSIC).

She currently works in the IMDEA Food Institute, as a laboratory technician, supporting Food Products for Precision Nutrition Program and the Platform GENYAL and she is also the Director of Biosafety of the Institute. Her contract is funded by the European Social Foundation.State Program of Talent People Promotion from the State Plan of Scientific and Technical and Innovation Research.

Phone: +34 91 727 81 00

Sonia Wagner

Laboratory technician

She was graduated in Biochemistry in 2014 at Complutense University in Madrid, where she performed Extra-curricular internships at the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) in magnetic resonance. Her Final Degree Project was focused on intestinal expression genes associated with Celiac disease, at Inmunology and Genetic Department, Hospital San Carlos. In 2015 she obtained a Master degree of Microbiology at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Her Master's Research Project was performed in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Public Health and Microbiology, in the development of herpes virus (HSV-1 y PRV) vectors for vaccines and gene therapy, under the supervision of Enrique Tabarés, Emeritus Professor of this University.

She continues collaborating in this laboratory for 2 years until her incorporation at IMDEA Food Institute in February 2017 where she is working as a research assistant.

Phone: +34 91 727 81 00, ext. 508