My vast work experience encompasses chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry and bioinformatics, with a special focus on biotechnology. I have worked in laboratories in three different countries (Colombia, Spain and Germany). During this time, I have developed and been involved in several scientific projects in cooperation with laboratories around the world. Those projects were in biotransformation, biochemistry, bioinformatics and biotechnology and taught me to effectively interact with different research groups, and that provided me the ability detail-oriented focus on several tasks at the same time. Before starting my PhD, I worked as a chemical engineer, where I refined my skills in quality control and reinforced my bias for the laboratory. I also worked as a university teacher and published several scientific articles. Both of these activities trained me in transferring knowledge, which is crucial for leadership. My PhD degree in Microbiology and Parasitology (on directed molecular evolution of enzymes) was awarded summa cum laude. I am a Chemical Engineer with two Master degrees, one in Chemistry and another in Microbiology and Parasitology. During these studies, the routine implementation of bioinformatic software and the programming the complex scientific equipment has been an excellent preparation for assimilating new technologies. Having lived in a few countries, I have learned to adapt easily to new environments and cultures. My proficiency in Spanish, English and Portuguese and basic knowledge of German (A2) have helped me to integrate into different societies.
My current focus is related with directed molecular evolution of enzymes. Despite that nowadays I am working in Madrid, I am also involved in studies developed in cooperation with some countries around the world.