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I’m exploring new career opportunities in the private sector, principally in biotechnology. During my lifework 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. I'm currently studying Finnish intensively and preparing to become a certified coach. Apart from pure research, thanks to my ongoing coaching learning I would be comfortable in positions requiring interacting with people and/or communicating with bigger audiences such as customers or investors.


Apr 2013Apr 2015

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.
Feb 2010Apr 2013

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.
Oct 2005Dec 2009

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.
Sep 2004Sep 2007

PhD studies and research

CEA Centre for Nuclear Studies, Institute of Biology and Technologies of Saclay (iBiTec-S)

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.

Sep 2003Sep 2004


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.


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


Jan 2016Jun 2016

Brain-based Coaching Certificate

NeuroLeadership Group (Finland)

Professional coach training program

Sep 2004Dec 2009

PhD in Biology

University of Seville (Spain)

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 (Spain)
Degree in general biology.



Currently working one day per week as a volunteer aquarist in SeaLife Helsinki.

Spanish: mother tongue.
English: fluent.
French: fluent.
Finnish: basic.
MS Office, 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).
Mind control: Silva method graduate.