Jesús Rodríguez Lozano has a pharmacy degree (Complutense University of Madrid / 2009-2014) and he is a Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology specialist ("Marqués de Valdecilla" University Hospital / 2015-2019). He has worked as a clinical microbiologist at the Microbiology Service of "Marqués de Valdecilla" University Hospital (June 2019-September 2019). In November 2019, he was granted with the "Lopez Albo" employment contract for the development of a research project entitled "Implementation of next generation sequencing in the Clinical Microbiology laboratory".
In addition, he is currently completing a university master's degree in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the "Universidad Oberta de Catalunya" and he is registered in a pre-doctoral program in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine at the University of Cantabria under the direction of Dr. Garcillán Barcia and Dr. Lucas Gay.
Plasmids are genomes with a deep impact in microbial communities, a shared gene pool that allows bacteria to adapt to different environments. By using plasmid comparative genomics, we are identifying and studying key gene functions for cell-to-cell communication, as well as others linked to multirresistant bacteria outbreaks. Some of these functions are also harnessed to build synthetic gene circuits to perform distributed computation in bacterial populations.
Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria.
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