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University Queen Mary of London, United Kingdom


PhD in Biology  - Department of Experimental Psychology


University Paris 11, France
Master 2 Neurosciences and Signalling
University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France


Master 1 Neurosciences, Behaviour and Cognition

University Valparaiso, Chile


Magistere of Neurosciences (semester 1)

University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France


Licence in Behavioural Ecology (Biology of Organisms, Populations and Ecosystems)

Technical skills

Informatics: Pack Office, Statistics and modelling (R, Statistica, Sigma Plot, MATLAB, SPSS, Python - basics), AMIRA, Image J, graphics (Wacom tablet) - illustration, use of 3D printer and related softwares, Arduinos.

Scientific skills: Development and implementation of behavioral tests, conditioning protocol, using
pharmacological tools, physiological measurements (hemolymph extraction, glucose concentration), Nanodrop use, statistical analysis of data, imaging techniques (Image J), Immunohistochemestry and immunohistofluorescence (basics), DNA, RNA extraction and purification (basics), quantitative analysis (qPCR) (basics), 2D/3D visual analysis, anatomical drawings, micro-CT, anatomical and physiological measures (respirometer, morphometrics), tunnel experiments, sensory ecology
, isotropic fractionator and more.

Research experience
Post-doctoral fellow - Macquarie University, Biology department, Prof. Barron's laboratory

​2022 (Nov) - Now


(1) How bees use active vision to solde complex visual problems?

(2) Working memory in comparative cognition (bees, birds and more)

Neuroscience (isotropic fractionator), free-flying experiments (bees & birds: hummingbirds), modelling, video analysis, supervision.

Post-doctoral fellow - Stockholm University, Sweden, Zoology department, INSECT laboratory

​2020 (April) - 2021 (Nov)


Impact of temperature change on visual behaviour and visual anatomy of pollinators (butterflies and bumblebees)

Neuro-ecological techniques, morphometrics, anatomy, micro CT-technique, AMIRA 3D reconstruction of eyes and brains, tunnel and sensory experiments, PhD supervision, teaching (psychophysics).


Post-doctoral fellow / Lab manager - Stockholm University, Sweden, Zoology department, INSECT laboratory

​October 2019  - April 2020


Supervising research projects, perform lab techniques, manage reporting, monitoring, resources and personnel, set up the laboratory, creates websites and schedules, assess issues and risks.

PhD student - University Queen Mary of London, United Kingdom, Bee Sensory and Behavioural Ecology Laboratory



Active vision in insects

Behavioural tests (bees and humans – eye-tracking), software programming, 2D/3D tracking, data analysis, statistics.

C.N.R.S. Research engineer - Research Center on Animal Cognition, University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France



Study of the role of AmDOP2 in shock responsiveness in the honeybee Apis mellifera.

Micro-injections, brain dissections and extractions, Nanodrop use, qPCR, behavioural tests, statistical analysis.

C.N.R.S. Research internships - Research Center on Animal Cognition, University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France and Instituto de Fisiología, Biología Molecular y Neurociencias - Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Supervision: Prof. Giurfa (1,2,3), Dr. de Brito Sanchez (1,2,3) and Dr. Walter Farina (3)



(1) Aversive taste conditioning in the honeybee: neuronal mechanisms and pathways.

Behavioral tests, injections of aminergic blockers, optical imaging, data analysis.

(2) Role of Neuropeptide F in the Ingestion of harmful substances in the domestic honeybee.

Abdominal injections of RNAi, Physiological measurements, Nanodrop use, qPCR.

(3) Influence of insulin injections on olfactory and gustatory sensitivity during development in Apis mellifera.

Behavioral tests: olfactory and gustatory, abdominal injections of insulin, beekeeping.

Research internship - Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencias de Valparaiso – University of Valparaiso, Chili
Supervision: Dr. Whitlock



Study of adult neurogenesis in the olfactory circuits of honeybee queens Apis mellifera.

Bibliography, protocol design, technics in molecular and cellular biology, microscopy, image and results processing, statistics.

Professional skills: Science communication, organizational capabilities, rigor and autonomy, collaboration, initiative, adaptability, responsiveness, teamwork, mentorship, webpage design and network management, problem-solving skills.

Websites I created:


French (mother tongue), English (fluent),

Spanish (fluent),

Catalan (basics).

Grants and prizes

Macquarie Minds and Intelligence initiative (2023) equipment/conference grant (5000$AU)

Marie Curie M.S.C.A. (2020) - Seal of excellence (2021) 93%

Diamond Light Source (2019 and 2020) - synchrotron : 2 grants awarded for projects  (appx 45 000 €)

Local grants for equipment (2019) (5000 €)

Travel grant A.S.A.B. conference 2018 (500£)

PhD Scholarship Active vision in bees (2015) (67 000£)

Edition & Review

Reviewer (2023-now) - Apidologie

Reviewer (2023-now) - eLife

Reviewer (2022-now) - Insects

Guest editor (2022) - Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience

Reviewer (2019-now) - Journal of Experimental Biology

Reviewer (2018-now) - Frontiers 

Teaching and science popularization
Macquarie University, Biology department, Prof. Barron's laboratory - Post-doctoral fellow 

​2022 (Nov) - Now

Supervision: Undergraduate students (1), Master student (2), PhD students (3).
Conferences organisation: Types of minds (03/23), Natural and artificial intelligences (03/24), Macquarie Minds and Intelligence Initiative (2023-2024) https:// intelligences-initiative
Outreach: Native bees and pollination (04/25), on-campus.
Collège Victor Hugo, Lavelanet, France - Biology teacher
2022 (March - July)
Teaching: Biology, Geology and more for 11-15 y/o. Creation of course materials, games (Immunity-based Role Play game, Prisonner's dilemma), creative projects, Q&A sessions. Microscope observations & dissections.
Outreach: Science club, botanics, Psychology 101 classes on consent, non-violent communication and personal growth.

Stockholm University, Sweden, Zoology department, INSECT laboratory - Post-doctoral fellow and lab manager


Teaching: psychophysics

Supervision: Master students (4), PhD students (2).

Citizen science project: from design to development Pollinators Of Sweden (P.O.S)

Queen Mary University of London, UK - PhD student

Teaching: experimental psychology, research methods, neuro-psychology, statistics, project management, molecular and cellular biology, evolution, practical biology, ecology, behavioural ecology, neurosciences, animal behaviour (and more).

Participation in life science experiments: several in the department of Experimental Psychology including: heart rate control through respiration, E.E.G. experiments on language understanding and music valorisation (non-musicians/musicians), reflex experiments, psychological tests (dark triad, expectations experiments, tests in positive psychology about meaningful conversations) and more during practicals with students.

Supervision: PhD students (2), Master students (3), 3rd year students (3), Nuffield placements students (5)

Citizen science project: Save London's bees

Seminar organising: School of Biological and Chemical Science

Outreach: Middle school conferences (Olympe de Gouges, Montauban)

Museum of Natural History of Toulouse, France - Scientific and cultural guide

2010-2011 (part-time job)

Teaching, science popularization, live demonstrations, scientific and game workshops, exhibition visits, peer training.

Toulouse, France - Private teacher


Teaching mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, english, spanish, french for students between 11-17 y/o.

International Congress of Entomology, Kyoto, Japan
August 2024
International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Lausanne, Switzerland
July 2024
Guest speaker, CNRS, Marseille-Aix University, France
July 2024
Major Transitions in Cognition workshop, University of Canberra, Australia
April 2024
Natural and Artificial intelligences, Macquarie University, Australia
March 2024
Space & Numbers in Animal Minds, University of Canberra, Australia
Sept 2023
Sydney's bee day, University of Sydney, Australia
July 2023
Types of Minds conference, Macquarie University, Australia
March 2023
Online conference in French "Les abeilles", Nature'N Clic, Twitch
May 2022
Talk, French, science popularisation
Bloodbath conference, Tovetorp field station, Sweden

October 2019


10th Conference on Animal Navigation, Royal Institute of Navigation, Royal Holloway College, Egham, United Kingdom

April 2019

Talk with Vince Gallo


Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), University of Plymouth, United Kingdom  

April 2018

1st prize for best talk

Beekeeper Central Association, Sussex, United Kingdom (

February 2018


School of Biological and Chemical Science, Queen Mary University, United Kingdom


1st year talk, 2nd year poster, 3rd year talk

Applied Vision Association (AVA), Queen Mary University, United Kingdom

December 2016


French Research Network in Ethology, Tours, France

October 2014

Poster presentation

International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Cairns, Australia

July 2014

Poster presentation by Prof. Giurfa

15th French Conference on invertebrate Neurobiology, Toulouse, France

July 2014

1st prize for best poster presentation (F1000).

WhatsApp Image 2020-05-07 at

Talk prize winners A.S.A.B conference

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