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Summary

During my scientific career I have participated in diverse research topics through many years in different labs and countries. My areas of expertise are molecular biology and microbial biotechnology. I have also experience in biofuels, protein engineering, and biophysics.

In Finland I discovered my passion for coaching,  and I am currently certified as a Results Coach. I am reorienting my career to combine science and coaching. The first step is the creation of Soturi Coaching (soturicoaching.com) to offer individual coaching and training for groups. 

Experience

2016date

Coach and founder at Soturi Coaching

soturicoaching.com

Entrepreneurial adventure where I combine the Results coaching structure with my scientific background and mind control techniques to help individuals and businesses to reach their goals.

20132015

Postdoctoral researcher

University of Helsinki. Institute of Biotechnology. Biomolecular NMR and Protein Engineering group

I participated in projects targeting to learn about the biophysical and structural properties of several proteins with biomedical applications. I worked also with inteins, which are autocatalytic protein splicing elements with biotechnological applications. Research supervisor: Dr. Hideo Iwai.

20102013

Postdoctoral researcher

University of Turku. Molecular Plant Biology unit, BioEnergy group

 I developed new molecular tools and engineered cyanobacteria as biotechnological hosts for the production of carbon-based biofuels. I participated in the EU FP7 collaborative project DirectFuel. Research supervisors: Prof. Eva-Mari Aro, Dr. Patrik R. Jones.

20052009

PhD studies and research

University of Seville. IBVF Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis

My PhD topic was the study of the cytochromes attached to cyanobacterial Photosystem II. Half of the time I was working in Seville, where I performed mainly the biophysics experiments (redox potentiometry, thermoluminescence.). Research supervisor: Dr. José María Ortega.

20042007

PhD studies and research

CEA Centre for Nuclear Studies, Institute of Biology and Technologies

In France I performed the construction of cytochrome mutants, the PSII protein complex purification, and part of the biophysical characterization (PAM fluorescence). Supervisor: Dr. Diana Kirilovsky.

20032004

Researcher

Agricultural Research Centre C.I.F. A. Las Torres y Tomejil. Dept of Plant Physiology

Research on the molecular basis of the legume-Rhizobium symbiosis within the PETRI project Validation by means of Field Assays of new Chickpea Varieties Associated with Multifunctional Biofertilizers, in Andalucía and Castilla y León. 

Publications

My publication list with citation indices can be found in google scholar in the following location:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=TB9Hs6AAAAAJ&hl=en

Education

Jan-2016Jun-2016

Brain-based Coaching Certificate

NeuroLeadership Group (Finland)

Professional coach training program (formerly Results Coaching System)

Sep-2004Sep-2009

PhD in Biology

University of Seville

Title: Cytochromes associated to the Photosystem II in the thermophilic cyanobacterium
Thermosynechococcus elongatus. Study of point mutants in the cytochrome b559 and redox analysis of the cytochrome c550.

Sep-2003Jun-2004

Master’s Degree in Environmental Management

Andalusian Confederation of Businessmen (CEA). Seville (Spain)

Included 3 months of work in practice in a photovoltaic energy company: GAMESA solar.

Nov-1996Jul-2002

Honours Degree in Biology

University of Seville

Degree in general biology.

Area of Expertise

Languages

Spanish: mother tongue.
English: fluent.
French: fluent.
Finnish: basic.

Digital competence

Internet, MS Office, WordPress, Origin, PyMol, Bioinformatics tools.

Licenses

Driving license type B, and car owner.
Diver 2 stars CMAS - FEDAS (World Underwater Activities Federation).

Other interests

Music: I play trumpet, percussion, and ukulele.
Sports: football, martial arts (karate, kali majapahit).
Mind control: Silva method graduate.