I am a PhD candidate at the InBio research group. In 2015 I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology at the University of València (Spain), and in 2018 a master (M1 and M2) degree in Interdisciplinary Approaches in Life Sciences from the Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires (CRI) at Paris University (France).
One of my main interests for research is to analyze and try to understand how living systems work, a pretty ambitious goal but also extremely intriguing. Along these lines, my PhD project aims to analyze a biological system, characterize it in order to understand and predict its behavior, and ultimately control it. More precisely, in my research I focus on the effects of secreted protein production and how it is related with proteostatic stress, with the purpose of understanding it as a system and use it to improve biotechnological processes.
Within this context, my goal is to characterize and model the relation of over-expressing proteins with different secretory complexity and the stress response associated to the process. Using computational and experimental methods, I aim to find the optimal production demand profile of the protein of interest such that it maximizes the secretion levels by a population of cells. This knowledge could not only lead to improve biotechnological processes, but also better to understand the fundamentals of the secretory pathway in many different biological contexts.