Fernando Rodríguez


College / University

Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Lifesciences, Biotechnology




Lab Experience

Several biochemical and molecular biology techniques including PCR, nucleic acids and protein electrophoresis, column chromatography, spectroscopy and DNA sequencing

Projects / Research

Bachelor Thesis: "Population genetics of the malaria vector the mosquito Anopheles albimanus, based on microsatellite DNA as molecular markers, in Latin America and the Caribbean"

Scholarships / Awards

2002 – 2003: Stipend International Max Planck Research School
2002 – 2003: DAAD-STIBET Matching Fund
2000 – 2001: Trainee in TDR/WHO research grant on Anopheles albimanus population genetics study


Through this MSc/PhD program, I intend to deepen my knowledge as well my research abilities in the biological sciences, since I want to become an academic and a researcher at a university. The biological fields that I find most interesting are structural biology and genomics. I would also like to explore the underlying molecular processes in different human diseases like cancer and cardiovascular diseases.