Natalia Giner LaguardaInvestigación y Desarrollo
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My name is Natalia Giner Laguarda and currently; I am double master student at Wageningen University (Biotechnology master and Molecular Life Science master). The reason I am contacting you is because I have a strong drive to apply my knowledge, make an impact locally and have an influence globally.
I recently graduated the Molecular Life Science MSc with Cum Laude and in four months, I will graduate the Biotechnology MSc. I would love to have the chance to work you as I do believe I could vastly increase my research capabilities there. My motivation to have access to a good opportunity in research where I could really apply my knowledge and increase my skills is very large. I strongly believe I could make an impact and I am looking forward to have an influence both internally and globally. Currently, I have done my two big Thesis projects in the field of microbiology, strain engineering, synthetic biology and gene editing and I would love to continue learning on these fields. I am very flexible in the subjects I work with; as learning is one of the things I like the most while working. I perform best in microbiology and synthetic biology, as these are the fields I prefer the most and I perform the best.
I am a very active and curious person that is always open to accept new challenges. I did my Biotechnology bachelors in the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. During my bachelors, I obtained the Erasmus scholarship that allowed me to perform the third year of my bachelors in Wageningen University. At Wageningen University I got attracted by the capabilities of biotechnology to influence health. This opportunity allowed me not only to increase my academic skills, but also to perform many side activities as was the Capita Selecta on the Project: “Cloning of animals and its potential feasibility for bringing cloned meat of those animals to the market”.
Two years later, I returned to Wageningen University to do my double masters. I believed that microbiology could pave the way to the improvement of human health. Microbes are not only living organisms, but valuable tools whose potential has not been explored yet. I strongly believe that microorganisms are powerful platforms that can be engineered to provide with a wide variety of alternatives for the food and health industry. Therefore, I decided to start a double master at Wageningen University. My motivation was to gather all the required knowledge of biotechnology regarding Food technology and agriculture (Biotechnology MSc with specialization in Food) and Health (Molecular Life Sciences MSc with specialization in Biomedical Research). I am convinced that synthetic biology could be the bridge that links science and research with the application of biotechnology in our society. I am sure that my motivation in science is to build this bridge by exploring all the potential of microorganisms and synthetic biology to fulfill their task in human health.
Together with my academic career, I joined the Wageningen International Student blog as an editor. My strong compromise with science drove me to the generation of a scientific section in the blog where I shared my scientific point of view with the general public. During my Biotechnology Msc thesis, I formed part of the iGEM Wageningen 2017 project where I leaded the amplification of the signal to noise ratio of a detection system via the implementation of a quorum sensing mechanism on bacteria. During my Molecular Life Science thesis, I worked on the implementation of a CRISPR system in Neisseria meningitidis for the generation of an OMV vaccines platform. My work on these two projects helped me to conclude that gene editing and synthetic biology; mainly in the microbiology field is not only what I like the most but also the field I can perform the best. To my mind, working on gene editing has become not only the academic path I want to follow but also the future path I want to choose. I am sure, research in microbiology is what drives and inspires my ambition.
Currently I am working as a researcher internship at the Max Planck Institute within the “Systems and Synthetic Metabolism” research group. During my time here, I am engineering novel routes for one-carbon metabolism. We aim to implement the most promising pathways in heterotrophic, as well as photoautotrophic, organisms, thereby establishing an efficient formatotrophic growth and paving the way for the production of various value-added-chemicals from formic acid. We believe that such an approach could sustain large-scale biorefineries for a future in which our global chemical and energy industries could receive their building blocks solely from living organisms.
I am looking forward to apply all the knowledge I gathered during my education. I am convinced my ambition and motivation is the main drive of my decisions and therefore the reason why I am applying for a position with you.
Natalia Giner Laguarda
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Laboratory of Neurobiology
Engineering the reductive glycine pathway for formate assimilation and CO2 fixation in Ralstonia eutropha.
Development of a CRISPR-RNP based system for genome editing in Neisseria meningitidis.
Utrecht, The Netherlands
iGEM is a synthetic biology competition which aims to solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts.
Researcher involved in the PneumoSIP European Project.
Graduated with Cum Laude
ARA group (Alto Rendimiento Academico/ High Academic yield)