Carlos González-Rey was born in Spain 1964, got his M.S. degree in biological sciences from the University of Granada, Spain, in 1994, and completed his Ph.D. degree in bacteriology at the SLU, Uppsala, Sweden, in July 2003. Currently, he works as a Microbiologist at the QC-Microbiology Laboratory. During his years at the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and thereafter as a Researcher/Postdoc at three different departments (Virology, SVA; Molecular Biosciences, SLU; Limnology, Genetics, and Pathology, Uppsala University), he has published several articles on food and waterborne microorganisms in peer-reviewed journals and scientific books and participated in international conferences. In his research, he has used molecular techniques such as bacterial detection and identification by PCR methods, RAPD, and PFGE for epidemiological and phylogenetic analysis, cloning, protein expression, and sequencing. Cell culture, antimicrobial susceptibility tests, 2D-gel electrophoresis, FACS, DGGE, GC-MIS, and confocal microscopy are other subjects he is familiar with due to his research activities during his two years as a Researcher/Postdoc and his seven years of experience at his present job. His research and teaching interests have been fostered by several years of undergraduate teaching and mentoring at Uppsala and Stockholm. He has taught discussion and laboratory sections for both general microbiology and molecular biology for several years. In addition, he also taught lectures in general microbiology and principles of hygiene for the personnel at the Production Department at Sobi AB. His research experience and interest can basically be summarized as follows: food and waterborne pathogens and their ability to produce bacteriocin-like products, new emerging pathogen, and virulence factors.
Biography Updated on 12 May 2013