Arturo Vera Rodriguez


College / University

Unidad Profesional Interdisciplinaria de Biotecnología, Mexico City

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biotechnological Engineering




Lab Experience

General techniques in biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology.

Projects / Research

  • 2009 – 2011: Chloroplast transformation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for the expression of the Ag85b antigen of Mycobacterium bovis. Thesis project. Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Unidad Profesional Interdisciplinaria de Biotecnología, UPIBI-IPN. Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2007 – 2008: Study of the expression and refolding of the cellulose binding modules of the endoglucanase CP105 of Cellulomonas flavigena. Research project. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Unidad Zacatenco, CINVESTAV-IPN. Department of Biotechnology. Mexico City, Mexico

Scholarships / Awards

2011 – 2012: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2010: Scholarship. Institutional Program for the Training of Researchers, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
2006 – 2010: Scholarship. National Program of Scholarships for Bachelor. National Ministry of Public Education, SEP, Mexico


Structural biology and plant biology are my principal scientific interests by now, but I have not decided yet on my particular focus within the field of molecular biology. I hope that during the first segment of this program I can learn more about the different fields of molecular biology and keep on developing and improving my knowledge and skills as a young researcher. That is why I chose this program to do my PhD project.