My research field is marine
biochemistry. My thesis at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) of
Barcelona, focused on tracing the dynamics of dissolved organic compounds
(humic-like materials, protein-derived substances…) in the Atlantic Ocean and the
Mediterranean Sea. I have been instructed in the use of spectroscopic
techniques such as: i) fluorescence spectrometry for the analysis of dissolved
organic compounds -FDOM and CDOM-; ii) colourimetry systems for the segmented
flow analyses of inorganic nutrients; iii) high-temperature catalytic oxidation
procedures for the analysis of total and dissolved organic carbon (TOC/DOC);
and v) fluorimetric measurements for Chl a determination.
My main role at the Red Sea Research Center (RSRC) is to manage, maintain and
carry on with the quality control of the microbial cultures. My daily tasks
include interactions with diverse researchers, cultivation of aerobic and
anaerobic microorganisms, microscopic and molecular identification of cultures,
isolation and identification of novel cultures, cryopreservation, visualization
through flow cytometry and microscopy.