I am a Pharmacist, I got a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and I currently work as a research associate at the group of Biomedical Analysis and Metabolomics of the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
My research interests involve the development of new workflows in targeted and untargeted metabolomics, from study design and sample preparation to chemical analysis (based on liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry), data analysis and biological interpretation.
The scope of my research is focused on fundamental aspects (technological advances, method development and validation) as well as applied studies in toxicology, clinical and biomedical research, in collaboration with the Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT), hospitals, universities and authorities. As a result, I have published over 35 research papers and presented in numerous international conferences.
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- Development and application of innovative UPLC- and CE-MS methods for untargeted and targeted metabolomics (Q-ToF, Orbitrap, triple quadrupole, ion mobility)
- Study design and sample preparation of cell cultures and clinical samples (tissues, blood, plasma, urine), including cancer metabolism, steroids, neuroinflammation and CKD.
- Lab management for the SCAHT Core Projects in which the research group participates. Application of untargeted metabolomics in translational research, to develop adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) and support Swiss regulatory authorities.
- Analysis of high-dimensionality datasets: multivariate and multi-block data (SIMCA, Python)
- Daily management of lab team
- Project planning with research partners and stakeholders
- Writing of grant proposals and budget planning
- Writing and reviewing articles, presentations and posters
- Presenting in international meetings and conferences
- I have taught Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis practical courses for six years in Spain. I have also participated on a Teaching Innovation project on analytical chemistry and been co-advisor for several master and PhD students.
- At the University of Geneva, I teach theoretical courses (Elements of Proteomics and Metabolomics) to the students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Life Sciences, as well as laboratory courses (Pharmaceutical Analysis and Biomedical Analysis) to Pharmacy students. I teach in French and English and I also supervise undergraduate, PhD and master students.