Biochemist determined to challenge enzymes with new to Nature reactions: my duty in the SEM group is to make proteins from Pseudomonas putida (and others) to comply with our every whim
I got my B.Sc. in Biotechnology from the University of Salamanca in 2011, after which I moved to Madrid to get a M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Complutense University in 2012. Next, I carried my Ph.D. training (2013-2017) in the Biological Research Centre (CIB-CSIC, Madrid) in the group of Prof. María Jesús Martínez. I worked on characterizing and engineering fungal hemicellulases for the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass. These studies gave me the opportunity to visit the laboratory of Prof. Stephen Withers (UBC, Canada), a top leader in the field of glycosidases, and to participate in several collaborative projects with several industrial partners. I continued working in CIB until 2018, focusing on the enzymatic synthesis of novel glycoconjugates. I moved to Denmark in 2019 to join Pablo’s group, where I work on designing and implementing synthetic metabolism in vitro for fluorinated molecules supported by the H.C. Ørsted COFUND Programme of the EU.