Veronica Martinez specialises in the mammalian system biology field.

Veronica received her Biotechnology Engineering degree at the University of Chile in 2007, and completed her PhD in Systems Biology at The University of Queensland in 2014. After completing her PhD she performed 2 years of postdoctoral training at The University of Queensland, as part of a collaboration project with Universidad de Chile. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the CBI. 


Matthew Henry, MacDonald, Michael A., Camila Orellana, Gray, Peter P., Marianne Gillard, Baker, Kym, Nielsen, Lars K., Marcellin, Esteban, Stephen Mahler and Martinez, Veronica (2020) Attenuating apoptosis in Chinese hamster ovary cells for improved biopharmaceutical production. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 117 4: 1187-1203.doi:10.1002/bit.27269 

Averesch, Nils J. H., Martínez, Verónica S., Nielsen, Lars K. and Krömer, Jens O. (2017) Toward Synthetic Biology Strategies for Adipic Acid Production: An in Silico Tool for Combined Thermodynamics and Stoichiometric Analysis of Metabolic Networks. ACS Synthetic Biology, 7 2: 490-509. doi:10.1021/acssynbio.7b00304 

Hefzi H, Ang KS, Hanscho M, Bordbar A, Ruckerbauer D, Lakshmanan M, Orellana CA, Baycin-Hizal D, Huang Y, Ley D, Martinez VS, Kyriakopoulos S, Jimenez NE, Zielinski DD, Quek LE, Wulff T, Arnsdorf J, Li S, Lee JS, Paglia G, Loira N, Spahn PN, Pedersen LE, Gutierrez JM, Lund AM, Nagarajan H, Thomas A, Abdel-Haleem AM, Zanghellini J, Kildegaard HF, Voldborg BG, Gerdtzen ZP, Betenbaugh MJ, Palsson BO, Andersen MR, Nielsen LK, Borth N, Lee DY, Lewis NE. (2016) A consensus genome-scale reconstruction of CHO cell metabolism for improved biotherapeutic protein production. Cell Systems, 3(5):434-443.e8. 

Martínez VS, Quek LE, Nielsen LK. (2014). Network thermodynamic curation of human and yeast genome-scale metabolic models. Biophysical Journal, 107: 493-503. 

Martínez VS, Dietmair S, Quek LE, Hodson MP, Gray P, Nielsen LK. (2013) Flux balance analysis of CHO cells before and after a metabolic switch from lactate production to consumption. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 110(2):660-666. 

Featured projects Duration
Rational Improvement for High Density CHO Cell Culture