Chemical engineer by training, I did my PhD in applied mathematics at the BioProcess Engineering Group (CSIC) under the supervision of Antonio A. Alonso and Julio R. Banga. Since the beginning of my scientific career I was interested in understanding the complex dynamic behavior of biomolecular networks and its connection with relevant biological functions. During my postdoc at ETH (D-BSSE) with J Stelling, I became familiar with the open questions and challenges in systems and synthetic biology. Back at CSIC I started my work on the automated design of biocircuits for synthetic biology and on efficient methods for stochastic modeling and simulation of gene regulatory networks, helping to provide insight on cellular decisions under stochastic noise. One of my fundamental research aims is to understand the role of molecular noise in relevant cellular functions and exploit this knowledge for the advanced design, analysis and control of biosystems.
I’m a physics undergraduate student at the University of Valencia currently doing an internship at I2SysBio thanks to the “Alumn colaborador” program promoted by my university under the supervision of Dr. Irene Otero-Muras. My interests lie in the analysis of complex dynamical biosystems, a hallmark of systems biology, mainly in the context biochemical reaction networks , including gene regulatory networks and signalling pathways. My current research project involves using bifurcation theory to analyse novel phenomena observed in biological systems far from the thermodynamic limit (low copy numbers and highly stochastic behaviour) that cannot be explained by the standard deterministic analysis.