Maikel Izquierdo Rivero

I am a researcher at the Centre for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology in the University of Havana, Cuba.  I graduated with Licentiate in Biology in July 2007, and went on to complete an MSc in Plant Biology, specialising in Biotechnology in 2012.  I am in the middle of completing a PhD in Biological Science, specialising in Biochemistry.

I came to WCAIR to complete work as part of my PhD.  The University of Dundee is a place where high human quality and teamwork prevail, and was a wonderful experience.  I had the opportunity to see how the academy and industry work together.  I learned many new things such as crystallography of proteins, high-throughput screening (HTS) and mass spectrometry.  These are all techniques that are not available in my country.