Maximino E. Manzanera

Universidad de Granada, Spain

Maximino E. Manzanera was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1972. He received a degree in biological sciences from the University of Granada in 1994. He began his doctoral studies at the Agricultural Sciences Institute (Estación Experimental del Zaidín) as part of the Spanish High Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC), where he received his Ph.D. degree in 2000. The main subject of his thesis consisted of the regulatory study of the molecular pathways for the metabolism of toluene by Pseudomonas putida KT2440. Then, he joined the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate working on different centers of the University, including the Institute of Biotechnology and Departments of Genetics, Chemistry, and CIMR. We specialized in microbial desiccation tolerance. In 2006, he was awarded with a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship with which he joined as a Researcher Leader at the Institute for Water Research at the University of Granada. He keeps three main research lines including hydrobiotic engineering, rhizoremediation, and biofuels of microbial origin.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2011

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