Research Fellow at the Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Health

LMU Munich

Biography

I am a research fellow at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Health in Munich. Previously I was at the University Hospital Munich (LMU, 2018), a postdoctoral “Juan de la Cierva” research fellow at the Department of Earth and Ocean Dynamics of the University of Barcelona (UB, 2016-17) and at the Department of Environmental Chemistry of the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC, 2006-15).

My main research line is on the human biomonitoring of environmental pollutants in human populations, with substantial contributions on analytical chemistry and environmental health.

Interests

  • Environmental Health
  • Human Biomonitoring
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Computational Biology

Education

  • PhD on Biomedicine, 2013

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Master in Laboratory Analysis, 2009

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Diploma on Advanced Studies in Public Health and Biomedical Research Methodology, 2007

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • BSc in Human Biology, 2005

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Recent Publications

HPV Type Distribution in HIV Positive and Negative Women With or Without Cervical Dysplasia or Cancer in East Africa

Background: Women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are at increased risk to develop cervical cancer (CC), which is caused by …

Head-to-head evaluation of seven different seroassays including direct viral neutralisation in a representative cohort for SARS-CoV-2

Background In the 2nd year of the COVID-19 pandemic, knowledge about the dynamics of the infection in the general population is still …

From first to second wave: follow-up of the prospective COVID-19 cohort (KoCo19) in Munich (Germany)

Background In the 2nd year of the COVID-19 pandemic, knowledge about the dynamics of the infection in the general population is still …

Human-Biomonitoring derived exposure and Daily Intakes of Bisphenol A and their associations with neurodevelopmental outcomes among children of the Polish Mother and Child Cohort Study

Abstract Background Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical mostly used in the manufacture of plastics, resins and thermal paper. …

Broad T Cell Targeting of Structural Proteins After SARS-CoV-2 Infection: High Throughput Assessment of T Cell Reactivity Using an Automated Interferon Gamma Release Assay

Background: Adaptive immune responses to structural proteins of the virion play a crucial role in protection against coronavirus …

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Infection in the Representative COVID-19 Cohort Munich

Given the large number of mild or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 cases, only population-based studies can provide reliable estimates of the …

Impacts of Use and Abuse of Nature in Catalonia with Proposals for Sustainable Management

This paper provides an overview of the last 40 years of use, and in many cases abuse, of the natural resources in Catalonia, a country …

Awards and Recognitions

Extraordinary PhD Award for the thesis Patterns of accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in human populations. Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), April 2014.

Environmental Sciences Award for the publication of Impacts of atmospheric chlor-alkali factory emissions in surrounding populations. Catalan College of Environmentalists (COAMB), November 2014.

Seal of Excellence for the project proposal 799186, ICRAPLAS, delivered by the European Commission (EC), March 2018.

Critics Award for Research (Sciences) for the book “Natura, ús a abús, (2018-2019) Llibre Blanc de la Gestió de la Natura” [“Nature, use or abuse, (2018-2019) White Paper on Nature Management”]. Serra d’Or Journal. 09/2021.

Grants / Scholarships

Talent Attraction Call

Severo Ochoa Excellence Programme. Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC). 03/2022-12/2013.

Joachim Herz Foundation

Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Science. Joachim Herz Foundation (JHS). 11/2019-01/2021

LMU Excellence

Travel Grant for postdoctoral researchers. Institutional Strategy LMUexcellent. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). 05/2018.

Travel Grant for postdoctoral researchers. Institutional Strategy LMUexcellent. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). 05/2017.

WIFOMED Call

Promotion of Science in the Medical Faculty of the Klinikum der LMU, with the project “Exposure to EDCs and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in a Birth Cohort”. University Hospital Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). 01/2018 - 12/2018.

Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Fellowship

Spanish Ministry of Science. 01/2016 - 12/2017.

JAE-CSIC Predoctoral Fellowship

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). 07/2008 - 10/2012.

PhD Thesis

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