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During my scientific career as a Life Scientist 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 biochemistry, biofuels, protein engineering, and biophysics.

In Finland I discovered my passion for coaching, and I am an ICF certified coach. With the creation of Soturi Coaching I reoriented my career to combine science, business and coaching to offer holistic wellbeing and mental training for individuals and groups. I merge brain-based coaching with biohacking and modern meditation tools for optimal results. 



Founder and head coach at Soturi Coaching

Entrepreneurial adventure where I combine the Results coaching structure with my scientific background and brain training techniques to help individuals and businesses to level-up their potentialI combine brain-based coaching with modern meditation techniques and biohacking to reduce stress and optimise performance. 


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.


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.


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.


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) in vitro and in vivo. I kept the collection of 20+ mutant cyanobacteria. Supervisor: Dr. Diana Kirilovsky.



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. 



Brain-based Coaching Certificate

NeuroLeadership Group (Finland)

Professional coach training program (formerly Results Coaching System)


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.


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.


Honours Degree in Biology

University of Seville

Degree in general biology.



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


This year at Slush 2018 I'll be part of the Leadership Team of a new concept called OASIS. It will be a place to calm your mind in the middle of all the hectic activity.

During 2016 I was one day per week coming to  SeaLife as a volunteer aquarist. I was in charge of performing the water analysis (nitrates, nitrites, ammonia, heavy metals) plus routine tasks for the maintenance of the exhibition.

Digital competence

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


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).
Biohacking: Wim Hof method, Silva Method and NeuroFocus System.


My publication list with citation indices can be found in google scholar in the following location: