I am Patricia, and I work as a post-doc in the SEM group developing new strategies for the production of halogenated building blocks designing cell factories based on Pseudomonas putida.
Patri is a cat lover and the proud owner of Gato/Gordo/Bicho/Demonio (this is a single male cat with multiple personalities) and Kitty (a quiet and peaceful female partial to cat snacks).
She enjoys applying her drawing skills at work in every opportunity she has. Patri skillfully drew the SEM logo on an agar plate with a P. putida strain expressing GFP, and orchestrated the group’s photo shoot (a task that proved more difficult than originally thought).
Patri is our very own flamenco bailaora. She started dancing flamenco when she moved to Copenhagen, so she would not feel so homesick, and has mastered different palos (tango, alegría, bulería, and soleá).
She owns a secret Andalusian recipe to cook the best croquetas in town.
She practices yoga regularly to wind down from the laboratory−especially in those days that wild-type P. putida is behaving wilder than usual.
Patri also loves biking, travelling, and enjoys nature.