I joined SAMS in July 2018 as a Lipid Analyst for various projects. Currently, I support the projects GENIALG and GlobalSeaweedStar.
To accomplish this, I am involved in the cultivation and maintenance of algal cultures (Ectocarpus.sp, Saccharina latissimia, Bangia.sp). I contribute to the biobanking, phenotyping and cryopreservation of novel Saccharina latissima strains. I also help to characterise molecular tools such as PCR and qPCR for barcoding and pathogen detection in algal samples.
Brown TA, Rad-Menéndez C, Ray JL, Skaar KS, Thomas N, Ruiz-Gonzalez C, Leu E. (2020) Influence of nutrient availability on Arctic sea ice diatom HBI lipid synthesis. Organic Geochemistry
Since 2020 Microbiology Support Scientist. SAMS
2019 Lipid Analyst. SAMS
2016-17 Intern. IMEDMAR
2017 BSc (Hons) Grado en Ciencias del Mar. Catholic University of Valencia (with Erasmus exchange stay at SAMS UHI)
2017 Open Water Diver. PADI
2010 Aquatic Lifeguard. Royal Spanish Rescue and Lifeguard Federation