Member since: October 28, 2011
I’m a Spanish molecular biologist working at MoSys department of the University of Vienna (Austria). I work with Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a freshwater microalgae. My research topic is the study of how different kinds of stress affect the metabolism of this algae.
Apart from my work I love photography, watch and take, computers, sports (running and hiking) and listen to music.
Background: During my Ph.D. I have studied the needle development associated processes in Pinus radiata (Monterrey Pine). Why is this important? For example young needles are not very efficient in photosynthesis, while old needles are more efficient. This is a key knowledge, since the energy produced in the needles is the basis for tree growth and CO2 capture. We tried to answer the following questions: which genes and proteins are involved in the needle growth? what are the genetic mechanisms that regulates the expression of these genes and proteins that are different between young and old needles?
Following this link you can have a look to my publications available in Medline.