I am a Lecturer in Synthetic Biology at Newcastle University (UK); PI at the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Biosystems (ICOS) research group and Editor of the Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL).
I was born in Madrid (Spain) on the 6th of August, 1983. In 2001 I started studying Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain. After getting the degree I joined the Natural Computing Group at UPM and started researching in the fields of DNA Computing and Computational Biology. In 2010 I earned a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (in the field of Synthetic Biology). I also held a M. Sc. degree in Artificial Intelligence (UPM). After UPM I joined Martyn Amos' group at the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) as a postdoc. When I finished that position, in early 2013, I came back to Madrid to join the Victor de Lorenzo's lab which is part of the Systems Biology Program at CNB-CSIC (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología - National Center for Biotechnology). During the summer of 2016 I moved to Newcastle where I am at the moment.