Professional experience

01/03/2023 - Present

Beatriu de Pinos Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute of Evolutionary Biology, CSIC - Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Host: Daniel J. Richter (BEAP lab)
Project: The hidden majority: high-resolution imaging of the most ecologically important microbial eukaryotes in the ocean

08/09/2022 - 28/02/2023

Parental leave

15/09/2020 - 07/09/2022

Postdoctoral researcher

Dept. of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Advisor: Fabien Burki (Burki lab)
Project: Eco-evolution of microbial eukaryotes, insights from metabarcoding surveys
Experience: Diversification analysis, networks analysis, large data mining, lecturer, workshop organisation, Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH)

01/10/2016 - 30/11/2019

Ph.D. Student

Biological Station of Roscoff, CNRS - Sorbonne University, France

Supervisor: Fabrice Not (website)
Project: Diversity and Evolution of Nassellaria and Spumellaria (Radiolaria)
Experience: Single-cell molecular approaches, phylogenetics, molecular clock, metabarcoding and next generation sequencing analysis, scanning electron and confocal microscopy, supervision

01/03/2016 - 31/05/2016

Research assistant

Biological Station of Roscoff - Sorbonne University, France

Supervisor: Sophie Martin
Project: Impact of global and local changes in Maerl, red algae
Experience: Experimental development

05/10/2015 - 29/01/2016

Research assistant

Dept. of Functional Biology, Oviedo University, Spain

Supervisor: Eva Garcia-Vazquez
Project: Top-down regulation in freshwater communities suggested from environmental DNA. A case study in mountain stream communities
Experience: Field work, environmental DNA sampling and analysis

12/01/2015 - 30/06/2015

Master thesis

Dept. of Organisms and Systems, Oviedo University, Spain

Supervisor: Consolación Fernández
Project: Long-term changes in low intertidal rocky shore assemblages in the coast of Cape Peñas (North of Spain).
Experience: Multivariate analysis


01/10/2016 - 31/11/2019

Ph.D. in molecular diversity and evolution

Biological Station of Roscoff - Sorbonne University, France

Supervisor: Fabrice Not
Awarded on November 22, 2019

02/09/2013 - 30/06/2015

International MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+)

Ghent University, Belgium

29/09/2008 - 04/06/2013

BSc in Biology, Ecology speciality

Oviedo University, Spain

311 ECTS

Fellowships and Awards


  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions - Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-2022-PF 101103530): 181 152.96 € (2 years); score: 98.6%
  • 2022

  • Postdoctoral fellowship Beatriu de Pinós (2021 BP 00068): 144 300 € (3 years); score: 87.3%
  • International Society Of Protistologists (ISOP): grant to attend Protistology Nordics meeting
  • 2020

  • Best oral presentation award in Young Researchers Day (JJC) Biological Station of Roscoff, France
  • 2019

  • The Micropalaeontological Society: Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2019
  • 2018

  • 3rd best oral presentation award in Young Researchers Day (JJC) Biological Station of Roscoff, France
  • 2017

  • Best oral presentation award for Young Scientists in InterRad XV, Japan
  • Young Research Association (AJC, Biological Station of Roscoff): grant to attend InterRad XV conference
  • Others

  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the Brittany Region Grants, France, to carry out doctoral studies (PhD) 2016-2019
  • Scholarship to study BSc from the National Ministry of Education, Spain, 2008-2013
  • Other scientific services

    Expert curator of Radiolaria sequences

    In total, I have curated ~5000 sequences of the 18S rDNA of Radiolaria (available since PR2 v4.14.0).

    Skills and qualifications


    Spanish: Native
    English: Working knowledge
    French: Conversational
    Portuguese: Basics


    R & Python: Advanced
    BASH, UNIX/LINUX: Intermediate
    HTML & CSS: basics


    LibreOffice: Extensive experience
    Inkscape: Advanced
    FIJI, GIMP & Cytoscape: User-level


    Driving: licence B
    Diving: GUE fundamentals (Nitrox 32) & SSI advanced and scientific

    You can download a detailed pdf version of my CV here