About me: Degree in Marine Biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). I have a master's degree in Marine Biology and Aquaculture and a PhD on chromosome manipulation as a method to control reproduction in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) at University of Santiago de Compostela.
In recent years, I have participated in projects of different scientific research groups at University of Vigo (Spain), Spanish Institute of Oceanography (Spain), Scottish Oceans Institute (UK) and Spanish National Research Council (Spain).
During my professional career, I have carried out predoctoral and postdoctoral research stays in different universities and institutions in Spain, United Kingdom, Canada and South Korea. I have also participated in several oceanographic campaigns, one of them as a member of the scientific team of the Spanish Antarctic Campaing aboard the oceanographic vessel Hesperides.
One of my professional goals is to use contemporary biological techniques to improve and advance commercial aquaculture for both financial and environmental benefit. I have a strong professional background in modern aquaculture, covering a wide range of species and techniques.
I have worked on projects related to the ecology of cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish and squid), conducting research on reproduction, feeding, growth, behaviour and distribution of these enigmatic animals.
I have professional and academic experience of aquarium management and a comprehensive understanding of marine biology and ecology. I also have extensive experience in scientific diving, participating as a professional diver in several research projects in the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
I have also performed freelance work on projects related to marine ecology, scientific diving and underwater documentaries.
The last two years, I worked as postdoctoral fellow at the Marine Research Institute (IIM-CSIC) on issues related to the cultivation and ecology of seahorses.