Meet the WISH-ROOTS Consortium
Biome Makers Inc. Spain
Biome Makers integrates soil microbiology into agricultural decision-making to optimize farming practices and reverse the degradation of arable soils. With labs across the globe, customers on 4 continents, and 1M+ acres of land impacted, Biome Makers has revitalized soil functionality and agricultural sustainability worldwide.
BeCrop® Technology provides key insights to improve soil health, increase crop yield and quality, and reduce farm costs. BeCrop® is the missing puzzle piece in agriculture that connects soil needs to inputs and illuminates the path towards regenerating soils.
Current Position: CSO & Co-Founder at Biome Makers
Education: Ph.D. Genetic Medicine and Biomedical Applications - University of Valladolid (Spain)
Bio: Scientific soul of Biome Makers´ technology. Alberto is a genetists with a large number of recognitions such as TR35 España in 2014 by MIT Technology Review, CSIC Investigator and Extraordinary Doctorate Award 2015. Enthusiastic about biotechnology with great experience in this field.
Role: My role in the WISH-ROOTS project is to provide a specialized taxonomical and functional platform for analysis of rhizosphere soil microbiome
Current Position: Innovation Manager at Biome Makers
Education: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the National Center of Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC) and MBA from IE business School
Hobbies: Salsa dancing, traveling, reading
Bio: born in Madrid, I focused my education in Biological Sciences. I started working as an intern even before I graduated from college, dedicating over 20 years to research that led me to ground-breaking discoveries in both plant and human virology and to 15 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. I have lived in Europe and the US and collaborated with people around the world in several multidisciplinary projects. Together with my extensive research experience I have broad hands-on experience in innovation and project and business management. I collaborate with Apadrina la ciencia and volunteer as a “cienciaterapeuta” for Cienciaterapia.
Role: My role in the WISH-ROOTS project is to ensure that soil sampling and microbiome analysis goes smoothly coordinating between all the responsible departments.