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)
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.
Post-doctoral fellow - Macquarie University, Biology department, Prof. Barron's laboratory
2022 (Nov) - Now
How bees use active vision to solde complex visual problems?
Neuroscience (isotropic fractionator), free-flying experiments (bees & birds: hummingbirds), modelling, video analysis.
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).
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, webpage design and network management, problem-solving skills, organizational capabilities, rigor and autonomy, collaboration, initiative, adaptability, responsiveness, teamwork, mentorship, pedagogy among other things.
Websites I created:
French (mother tongue), English (fluent),
Grants and prizes
Macquarie Minds and Intelligence initiative (2023) equipment 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 (1), PhD student (2).
Seminar organising: Types of minds (03/23)
Conferences organisation: Types of minds (03/23), Macquarie Minds and Intelligence Initiative (2023-2024) https:// www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres-groups-and-facilities/groups/macquarie-minds-and- intelligences-initiative
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 projects: 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
Supervision: Master students (4), PhD students (2).
Citizen science project: from design to development Pollinators Of Sweden (P.O.S) https://www.invismo-project.com/outreach
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 https://www.savelondonbees.co.uk
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.
Space & Numbers in Animal Minds, Canberra, Australia
Sydney's bee day, University of Sydney, Australia
Types of Minds conference, Macquarie University, Australia
Twitch, Nature'N Clic - Les abeilles
Talk, French, science popularisation
Tovetorp field station, Sweden - Bloodbath conference
Royal Holloway College, Egham, United Kingdom - 10th Conference on Animal Navigation (Royal Institute of Navigation)
Talk with Vince Gallo
University of Plymouth, United Kingdom - A.S.A.B. conference (Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour)
1st prize for best talk
Beekeeper Central Association, United Kingdom - (https://www.cabk.org.uk/event/spring-meeting-2018/)
School of Biological and Chemical Science, United Kingdom -
1st year talk, 2nd year poster, 3rd year talk
Queen Mary University, United Kingdom - A.V.A. (Applied Vision Association Conference)
French Research Network in Ethology, Tours, France
International Union for the Study of Social Insects (I.U.S.S.I.), Cairns, Australia
Poster presentation by Prof. Giurfa
15th French Conference on invertebrate Neurobiology, Toulouse, France
1st prize for best poster presentation (F1000).