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.
Manu became interested in Biotechnology during his childhood after watching Jurassic Park. When he realized that it was not possible to resurrect Tyrannosaurus rex, it was already too late to change his career. Biofluorination provided an alternative—if slightly less exciting—way to channel his scientific interests.
He has never been seen practicing any sport, but he claims that his character in World of Warcraft is a true athlete.
Manu is a self-defined gourmet (others would say he is actually a gourmand): he loves seafood, fine wine and lamprea (a delicatessen introduced in Spain by Napoleon soldiers). Unfortunately for him, he hates cooking and survives on frozen pizza most of the time (he learnt how to defroze it out of pure necessity).
He does not dance. He has been always very specific about it.
Manu owns a pet snail fed with love and lettuce. He claims that it is a great source of interesting anecdotes and adventures, which he is willing to share over a beer.
After the lab hours, Manu is a skilled wizard from the Minarian Kingdom, or as we prefer to say, he plays role games.
His wizard possess an owl. The owl’s name is Roberto. Apparently this fact is important.