José Luis Brioso Jiménez (Zelu)

I am a PhD student working on the application of polymers to control biofilm growth, life cycle and gene expression, with the aim to improve their use in biotechnology.
MSci, MSc in Industrial, Environmental, and Food Biotechnology, ZeluI graduated from Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) with a BSc in Biology in 2011. During this time, I had the opportunity to spend the last year of my undergraduate studies at the Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal), where I got in contact for the first time with new scientific methods in Biotechnology, Food Control, and Bioinformatics. After this experience I enrolled in an MSc in Industrial, Environmental and Food Biotechnology at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Spain). I spent the second year of my MSc at the University of Warwick (UK) where I carried out research on the “Effects of a Bacillus subtilis mutants diet in Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan” at Dr Andre Pires da Silva laboratory.I am particulary interested in industrial applications of biology, bioreactors, biofuels, and synthetic biology. Outside academia, I like chess, hiking, travelling, gardening and going to music festivals.

Scientific Contributions

  1. Brioso Jimenez, JL & Pires da Silva, A. (2015). Caenorhabditis elegans longevity when fed with Bacillus subtilis mutants. Biosaia: Revista de los másteres de Biotecnología Sanitaria y Biotecnología Ambiental, Industrial y Alimentaria, 1(4).
  2. Crisan, D. et al. Poly(acryloyl hydrazide) as a versatile scaffold for the preparation of functional polymers: Synthesis and post-polymerisation modification. Polym. Chem. doi: 10.1039/C7PY00535K (2017).