Georgina Fuentes is a Biotechnology undergraduate student at Vic University (UVIC-UCC, Spain), currently in her fourth year. Georgina wants to be part of the success of biomedicine and decipher all the ground-breaking topics that are involved in science, especially in molecular biology.
She has collaborated with the University of Coventry to analyse Toxoplasma gondii gene expression by in silicon techniques in order to produce recombinant proteins to launch a new diagnostic kit and produce it in E. coli.
Apart from knowing a wide variety of basic laboratory techniques, she has a strong background in Bioinformatics, mastering different programming languages such as R, RStudio, Matlab and especially Python programming.
During her internship, Georgina is analysing the paracrine effects of chemotherapy-induced senescence on mouse fibroblastic and cancer cells, setting up new in vitro 3D assays and validating preliminary data on new cell lines.