Pablo is a senior staff scientist at SynBioChem Centre, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. His field of research is automated design for metabolic engineering and synthetic biology. Pablo has developed several bioretrosynthesis-based pathway design tools, including RetroPath, XTMS, EcoliTox, enzyme selection Selenzyme and protein design Promis. Pablo is interested in applying the principles of machine learning and control engineering to sustainable biological design. He has contributed to the development of several theoretical models for bio-based, bionics systems; from biosensors to robotic exoskeletons.
Pablo holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering, M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Ph.D in Control Engineering, Research Habilitation in Systems Biology. Pablo has held a number of fellowships and visiting appointments, some of which include Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (iSSB) in France, Marie Curie UPFellow Fellowship of Transnational Academic Career at GRIB/IMIM Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain), New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering (NYU-Poly), Polytechnic University of Valencia, GeneBio/Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, and Fujirebio Inc (Tokyo, Japan).