TECHNICIAN AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY SPECIALIST
Technician specialising in molecular biology. Currently, Lorena Garcia works as a specialist technician in the Genomics and Transcriptomics area of Eurecat’s Omic Sciences Department, where she is working on various metagenomics projects and nutritional studies. She specialises in the extraction and manipulation of DNA and RNA and in library preparation for next generation sequencing (Ion Torrent and S5 platforms). She also has a wealth of experience and training in laboratory routines and techniques, as well as in-depth knowledge of genomics and transcriptomics equipment and processes, such as RNA/DNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, quantification and quality control of DNA, RNA and proteins with Bioanalyzer, PCR and RT-PCR techniques, differential gene expression analysis through low-density arrays, genetic polymorphism analysis, Sanger and NGS DNA sequencing, automated sample preparation with Agilent Bravo, ELISA techniques, and analyses with xTAG technology through the Bioplex system. Throughout her career, she has contributed to significant R&D projects.