Sergio Garcia-Moreno Alcantara
Sergio first joined the Zeitlinger Lab in 2016 to finish his Masters in Molecular Cell Biology from the Vrije University (VU) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Sergio holds a Bachelors in Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a master’s degree from the VU university of Amsterdam. After finishing his undergraduate studies, he did his first summer internship in a Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis centre where he became familiar with the use of applied techniques in molecular biology and bioinformatics to detect disease-carrying haplotype in human embryos. He also volunteered at Dr. Stuart MacNeill´s laboratory at the Biomedical Research Complex in the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he worked on DNA repair mechanism in yeast. These experiences raised Sergio’s interest in molecular biology and he therefore joined the Msc Biomolecular Sciences program at the VU of Amsterdam, where he worked in transcription initiation mechanisms with the Professor Marc Timmers at the Hubrecht Institute. Currently, Sergio is a PhD student part of the Open University program at the Zeitlinger lab where he studies the influence of core promoter DNA sequences on the binding of the TFIID complex. When he is not at the lab, he likes being outdoors whenever possible.