Luis Heredia-Martínez, first author of Chloroplast damage induced by the inhibition of fatty acid synthesis triggers autophagy in Chlamydomonas
Current Position: Ph.D. student at the Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis (CSIC-Universidad de Sevilla) Seville, Spain.
Education: Master degree in Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology and Clinical Research (University of Seville, Spain).
Non-scientific Interests: Watching movies, reading novels, playing football and travelling to discover new places.
Brief bio: I am passionate about molecular biology because it can unravel different processes. My first research was trying to explain how an atypical thioredoxin from cyanobacteria works.
I did my masters in Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology and Clinical Research in Seville. During this time, I gained multidisciplinary training in molecular biology, chemistry, physics and plant cell biology.
Nowadays, I am completing a Doctorate in Biotechnology at the Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis where I study the role of redox regulation of autophagy in the green model alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.