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Dr Beatriz Lagunas

Job Title
Teaching Fellow
Department
Life Sciences
Phone
024 765 74048
Research Interests

Always interested in Science, I undertook a 5-year BSc (Chemistry and Biochemistry) at the University of Zaragoza, Spain including a 9 month research placement studying algal growth in photoheterotrophic conditions. I combined my university studies with a waitress job and also joined the University's Science-careers newspaper and joined the student's union.

I then completed a 1-year MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a full year lab project on fatty acid biosynthesis in plants. I also combined these studies and practicals with a job at a cinema.

I did a PhD in Plant lipid Biochemistry, at EEAD-CSIC (National Research Council) in Zaragoza, Spain. My PhD research focused on the characterisation of fatty acid desaturation in soybean and Arabidopsis and the link with jasmonic acid biosynthesis.

I joined the University of Warwick in 2014 and currently work as a Teaching and Research Fellow. My research focuses in the area of plant-microbe interactions and sustainable agriculture and I supervise work for PhD, Masters, summer and Y3 student projects. As a teaching fellow, I am a personal tutor for Y1, Y2, and Y3 students, covering both academic and pastoral tutorials. I am also involved in the delivery of Y1 labs and I too deliver Y1 lectures as well as asses learning through exams. I am also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and now a mentor for 16-18 year olds in care that want to access University.

Biography

DPhil, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, EEAD-CSIC and University of Zaragoza, 2014.

MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Zaragoza, 2008.

BSc Biochemistry [5yr; 3yr chemistry+ 2yr Biochemistry], University of Zaragoza, 2007.

Member, Society for Experimental Biology, Early Career Scientist

Member, SEB

Member, RSB

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