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I was born in Hellín, Albacete (Spain) and completed my degree and PhD at the2013-09-04 17.45.01 University of Murcia, Spain, under the supervision of Prof. José Serrano and Dr. Jesús Gómez-Zurita. In 2013 I moved to the Natural History Museum (NHM) of London, UK, working as a Postdoctoral researcher within a Leverhulme Trust funded grant. I worked with Prof. Alfried Vogler at NHM and Imperial College of London as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for 3 years, when I moved to the Canary Islads with a Marie Curie grant (SOILBIODIV project) to work with with Brent C. Emerson and Paula Arribas on soil biodiversity of ocenaic islands at IPNA-CSIC.

Current position:

  1. Investigador contratado, Proyecto MINECO Jóvenes Investigadores. Grupo de Ecología y Evolución de Islas (GEEI), Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología. CSIC, La Laguna, SP. 2017-2020. 3 years.

Positions held:

  1. Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher, Grupo de Ecología y Evolución de Islas (GEEI), Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología. CSIC, La Laguna, SP. 2016-2017, 7.5 months.
  2. Research Associate at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, London, UK. 2015 – 2016, 1 year.
  3. Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. 2015, 4 months.
  4. Research Associate at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, London, UK. 2014 – 2015, 8 months.
  5. Postdoctoral contract at Natural History Museum of London, Leverhulme Trust funded grant, UK. 2013-2014, 8.5 months.
  6. Research assistant contract at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK, 2013, 2 months.
  7. Research associate Contract at University of Murcia, Spain, 2012, 5 months.
  8. Pre-doctoral grant-assisted student at University of Murcia (FPU program), Spain, 2006-2010, 4 years.
  9. Research associate contract at University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, 2005, 6 months.

Doctorate:

PhD in Biology, Biodiversity and environmental management. University of Murcia, Spain (28/9/2012). SISTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION OF CARABUS MESOCARABUS LUSITANICUS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA (INSECTA: COLEOPTERA: CARABIDAE: CARABUS)

Degree:

Higher degree in Biology (“Licenciado en Biología”). University of Murcia (21/12/2004)

Main research stays:

INRA – Center for Biology and Management of Populations – CBGP, Montferrier-sur-Lez, Montpellier, France. 2009, 4 months.

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EVOLUTIVA, CSIC-UPF, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. 2008, 4 months.

Participation in peer-review process for:

– Journal of Biogeography

– Molecular Ecology

– PLOS ONE

– Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

– European Journal of Entomology

– Revista de la Sociedad Española de Entomología

– Zootaxa

– Sabuco

– Annales de la Société Entomologique de France

Member of:

– The Spanish Society of Evolutionary Biology (SESBE)

The Spanish Society of Entomology

– The Young Researchers Association of the University of Murcia (AJIUM)