Marcos Valenzuela Ortega
Project title: Development of novel methods for high throughput screening of recombinant constructs for conversion of cellulosic biomass to useful products.
|2016 – Present||PhD student, University of Edinburgh, UK.|
|2014 – 2016||Research Assistant, Ingenza, Edinburgh, UK.|
|2013 – 2014||Internship, University of Birmingham, UK.|
|2009 – 2013||BSc in Biotechnology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.|
Personal note: Hello, I am Marcos. My project aims to find lignocellulose-degrading enzymes using new high-throughput screening methods. This is a very interesting topic because it means we could use an abundant and renewable resource to produce biofuels or chemical feedstocks (and replace petrol some day?).
I got my BSc in Biotechnology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2013. After that I spent a year in Birmingham where I did an internship in the lab of Prof. Jeff Cole thanks the Leonardo Da Vinci programme. The following two years I have been working as Research Assistant in Ingenza, a biotech company based in Roslin, involved in a project to develop a new metabolic pathway in E. coli to generate a non-natural product of industrial interest.