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Alba Iglesias Vilches

PhD Candidate, Synthetic Biology of Natural Products, Newcastle University

Alba studied her BSc in Biotechnology in Valencia (Spain). Then, she studied an MSc in Systems and Synthetic Biology in Paris (France). Since 2016, she is doing a PhD at Newcastle University (UK) working on antimicrobial drug discovery.


  • –present
    PhD student, Synthetic Biology, Newcastle University


  • 2016 
    Paris Saclay University, MSc Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • 2015 
    Polytechnic University of Valencia, BSc Biotechnology


  • 2019
    ABC transporters required for hexose uptake by Clostridium phytofermentans,
  • 2018
    Application of microbial consortia for biological treatment of post-fermentation effluents from biomethanization of sewage sludge and pig manure,
  • 2015
    The coffee-machine bacteriome: biodiversity and colonisation of the wasted coffee tray leach,
  • 2014
    Towards light-mediated sensing of bacterial comfort,
  • 2013
    Engineering Bacteria to Form a Biofilm and Induce Clumping in Caenorhabditis elegans,

Professional Memberships

  • Microbiology Society
  • Spanish Microbiology Society
  • Society of Spanish Researchers in UK