Supervisor: Jacobo Aguirre
Bachelor in Biotechnology by the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) in 2020. She carried out her Bachelor’s Thesis in the field of plant microbiology, specifically studying the function of small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) expressed by bacteroids in the context of Rhizobium – legume symbiosis. Subsequently, she enrolled in the Computational Biology Master of the UPM, developing an internship and her Master’s Thesis in the field of biological processes modeling, where she carried out a theoretical-computational research related to the impact of cooperative epistasis in the evolution of tumor processes, at the Center for Biotechnology and Plants’ Genomics (CBGP). After finishing her master’s degree she stayed at the CBGP, where she continued to work in the computational model developed in her thesis and, in another line, she also worked with phylogenomics data visualization.
She is currently working at the Astrobiology Center with a Research Assistant contract funded by the Comunidad de Madrid (Garantía Juvenil, 2021 call), in the Complexity & Astrobiology Group under the supervision of Dr. Jacobo Aguirre. Her research is related to the study of the origin of life and the transition from prebiotic chemistry to biology, concretely studying a possible non-enzymatic RNA proto-replication in the context of the RNA world hypothesis, from a complexity theory point of view.
Complexity group website: http://complexityweb.com/aguirre/
|Keywords||Complexity theory, modeling of biological processes, evolutionary biology.|