Research Interests

​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. 

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Marine Sciences, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, 2016
  • M.Sc., Teacher training in obligatory secondary and upper secondary education, Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV), Valencia, Spain, 2010
  • B.Sc., Marine Sciences, Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV), Valencia, Spain, 2009 

Professional Profile

  • ​2017: Research assistant, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Galway, Ireland
  • 2014: Research assistant, Technical University of Denmark (DTU-Aqua), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2014: Research assistant, Marine Research Institute (IIM-CSIC), Vigo, Spain
  • 2011-2016: Research assistant, Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
  • 2008: Laboratory technician, L'Oceanogràfic (City of Arts and Sciences), Valencia, Spain
  • 2004-2010: Laboratory technician, Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV), Valencia, Spain 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)