Our Team


Pablo

Pablo Iván Nikel
Senior Researcher
Group Leader

As a biotechnologist, I have been always interested in microorganisms and bioproduction―and to mediate a change towards a sustainable lifestyle. My team at the Center for Biosustainability focuses on this objective by engineering environmental bacteria for bioproduction of novel chemicals.

Patri

Patricia Calero Valdayo

Post-doctoral Researcher

I am Patricia, and I work as a post-doc in the SEM group developing new strategies for the production of halogenated building blocks designing cell factories based on Pseudomonas putida.

Daniel

Daniel Christoph Volke

Post-doctoral Researcher

Hi, I am Daniel! I am a post-doc in the SEM group working on expanding the synthetic biology toolbox for environmental bacteria and programming biofilm formation and dispersal in Pseudomonas putida for whole-cell biocatalysis.

Lorena

Lorena Fernández-Cabezón
Post-doctoral Researcher

Metabolic engineer fascinated by the design and construction of the next-generation microbial cell factories for the efficient bio-manufacture of chemicals.

Nico

Nicolas Thilo Wirth

Ph.D. Student

Enthusiast of microbial metabolic engineering and synthetic biology and excited to work at the front of a dawning biotechnological era.

Kat

Ekaterina Kozaeva

Ph.D. Student

In love with metabolic engineering and biotechology since 2010 and invading the private life of a very important bacterium since 2017.

Mariela

Mariela Mezzina

Post-doctoral Researcher

Working in getting Pseudomonas putida in shape for efficient bioproduction towards a sustainable future!

Manu

Manuel Nieto-Domínguez

Post-doctoral Researcher

Biochemist determined to challenge enzymes with new to Nature reactions: my duty in the SEM group is to make proteins from Pseudomonas putida (and others) to comply with our every whim.

Rob

Robert Haas

Post-doctoral Researcher

Hi, I am Rob! I work on the implementation and optimization of synthetic fluorometabolism in Pseudomonas putida and Escherichia coli.

Carlos

Carlos León Sobrino

Post-doctoral Researcher

I am Carlos, and I work as a post-doc in the SEM group developing an iterative CRISPR-Cas based screening tool in Pseudomonas, with the aim of identifying targets for genome engineering and constructing improved strains for bioproduction.

Justine

Justine Turlin

Ph.D. Student

Eager to use synthetic biology and metabolic engineering to develop processes for the bioproduction of chemicals from alternative carbon sources.

Antonin

Antonin Cros

Ph.D. Student

Curious to find innovative and sustainable ways to bioproduce halogenated compounds by plugging pathways together in a lego-like fashion.

Nicolas

Nicolás Gurdo

Ph.D. Student

Fervent biotechnologist seeking to exert control over synthetic biological systems and paving the way towards accurate, high-throughput microbial metabolomics.

Students

Kent Kang Yong Tang - (2020) Master Student - Technical University of Denmark

Berta Rosich I Bosch - (2020) Master Student - Technical University of Denmark

Visitors and past members

María V. Gracia Alván Vargas - (2019)

Visiting professors