Nothing expands your mind like travelling does...

I really enjoy seeing new places, both alone and with my family. Here are a couple of pictures from some of the places I´ve been to.


I am a mother of three, traveller, researcher, entrepreneur, and blogger.

This blog is currently about my experiences living in the US. I write about my postdoc at Stanford University and about our family life as we get through the ups and downs of our new lives in the Bay Area.

My Research

Green Fluorescence Protein (GFP)

Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)

Can we engineer a protein that can be used in clinical diagnostics?

Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase (LADH)

Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase (LADH)

Can we predict how amino acid substitutions will affect catalysis?

TEM beta-lactamase & antibiotics

TEM beta lactamase

Can we design novel antibiotics that are not affected by resistance?

Insulin-regulated aminopeptidases (IRAP)


Can we create efficient drugs for treating Alzheimers?

NSAIDs and Cyclooxygenases (COX) 1 &2

Cyclooxygenase (COX)

Can we rationally design more potent painkillers with fewer side-effects?


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Did you know about my company?

I enjoy writing. Having kept a diary since I was very young, and growing up in the first Internet age, I liked the idea of keeping an online diary. And so blogging started. But my writing experience has also been very useful in my research career as I continue my professional development.

I started helping scientists and students with their manuscripts and theses after having helped many co-workers and friends with theirs. This was how my company YS Consulting started. If you want to know what I can do for you, visit my consulting website!

Scientific Writing Coach

I once attended a course in scientific writing and was surprised by all the things I didn´t know that I didn´t know about how to write a scientific manuscript.

To help other scientists, I started offering workshops where I go through the different sections of the manuscript and, more importantly, the required content and sub-sections of each section. Want to know more? Contact me through the Scientific Writing Coach website!

Media Library

A brief presentation of the research that was awarded an ACS Editor´s Choice (link)

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