_Founding Team

Passionate Team of Bioentrepreneurs

Pablo Pomposiello Miravent, PhD. Chief Executive Officer

Email Pablo brings to BacMine 20 years of scientific research, project management and team building. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a PhD in Biology (1997), and was a Research Fellow at Harvard University between 1997 and 2001. He was a Professor in the Microbiology Department at the University of Massachusetts until 2009. Since 2008, he has served as corporate consultant for the biotechnology industry in the USA, Latin America and Europe. In Spain, he worked as Chief Scientific Officer at Microbionta S.L. In 2011, together with scientists at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, founded BacMine S.L.

Víctor de Lorenzo Prieto, PhD. Scientific Promoter

Email Senior Scientist and Program Director at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CSIC) in Madrid. Víctor has been a key player of the adoption of Systems and Synthetic Biology for addressing environmental pollution problems e.g. microbial bio-remediation, metabolic engineering, whole-cell catalysis and biosensing of chemical contaminants. After receiving his PhD in Biochemistry from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, he worked at the Pasteur Institute and the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than 200 scientific peer-reviewed articles, member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) and the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM). He has chaired the European Group of Life Sciences and was advisor to the Research Commissioner of the EC. He has received various national and international awards for his contribution to Molecular Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology and Microbial Ecology.

Luis Ángel Fernández, PhD. Scientific Promoter

Email Senior Scientist at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CSIC) in Madrid. His experimental work has focused on the development of novel E. coli expression systems to obtain single domain antibodies in either the cytoplasm, the periplasm or the bacterial surface. Luis Ángel’s work has pioneered the genetic engineering of bacteria to express and direct antibody-like proteins useful for biotechnological applications. He received his Ph.D. from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and was a visiting post-doctoral scientist at the University of California in San Francisco.