Dr. Manuel Martinez Garcia
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Alicante, Spain
Dr. Manuel Martinez Garcia has graduated with full marks and honors in Biology from the University of Alicante (Spain). He received his PhD in Molecular Microbial Ecology from the same University in 2005, where he joined the Division of Microbiology as assistant lecturer of Microbiology. During that period he focused on the study of the diversity and function of uncultured marine microbial symbionts in addition to the study of extremophile microorganisms by using different molecular and physiological techniques. He conducted three postdoctoral stays in Europe at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat (Munich) and the Laboratory of Photosynthesis at the Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic). During 2009-2011, he moved to USA, where as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Single Cell Genomics Center (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine), he was developing cutting-edge techniques of Single Cell Genomics combined with Metagenomics to study the metabolic capabilities of uncultured microbes. Currently he is assistant professor in Microbiology at the University of Alicante.
Limnology and Oceanography, Bioprospecting of the metabolic potential of microbes in nature, Culture and molecular techniques in marine bacteria/viruses