Background and activities

I am working as Postdoc Researcher at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, NTNU.

My main research activities are within metabolic engineering, synthetic biology and bioprocesses using the microbial workhorses Corynebacterium glutamicum, Escherichia coli and Bacillus methanolicus. 

I have particular interest in the use of alternative and environmental friendly substrates in microbial fermentations and in the creation of new and innovative added-value chains from those substrates.

As secondary research lines, I have also interest in novel protein secretion systems for industrial purposes and the exploitation of genetic elements from extremophiles microorganisms. 


- PhD in Biology. University of Bielefeld, Germany. Topic: "Enginarring Corynebacterium glutamicum for a fast production of L-lysine and L-lysine-derived compounds"

- Master's in Microbiology. Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. Topic: "The study of microbial diversity in biofilms of Rio Tinto, an extreme acid enviroment"

- Bachelor's in Biotechnology. University of Leon, Spain. 


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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