Gonzalo BediaGonzalo Bedia. Saint Louis College of Pharmacy: https://www.stlcop.edu/directory/departments/center-for-clinical-pharmacology. "En 2013 decidí dar un vuelco a mi carrera profesional tras 8 años trabajando para la industria farmacéutica tratando de volver a mis orīgenes y lo que realmente me llenaba, que era el trabajo en el laboratorio, haciendo investigación. Eso me llevó a realizar el MBEH donde coincidimos un grupo heterogéneo tanto por origen geográfico (Rusia, China o Mexico además de España fueron algunas de las nacionalidades representadas entre el alumnado, y dentro del territorio nacional tuvimos compañeros de diferentes provincias), como por carrera profesional (médicos, gente que había acabado recientemente la carrera universitaria, otros como yo con experiencia profesional…). Fueron dos años en los que pude ponerme al día en el campo biotecnológico, de mucho trabajo y estudio, pero muy satisfactorio y además con estancias/rotaciones en laboratorios de muy alto nivel". Ahora trabajo para el Centro de Farmacología Clínica del Colegio de Farmacia de Saint Louis, trabajando para uno de los Investigadores Principales de más prestigio en ese campo, el Dr. Thomas Burris, sobre el descubrimiento de nuevos fármacos testándolos en los diferentes receptores nucleares, tanto a nivel de cultivo celular, como a escala animal.

Sandra PresaSandra Presa. ENVIRA. Ingenieros asesores. https://envira.es/es/. "En el momento de su realización en el 2015, era un máster relativamente “joven”, aunque cargado de profesionalidad y novedad, lo cual, llamó positivamente mi atención. Decidí realizarlo, con el objetivo de ampliar mis conocimientos teóricos y prácticos, puesto que mi formación previa es graduada en Biología, supuse que expandiendo horizontes hacia el mundo de la Biotecnología, juntando con ello medio ambiente y salud, me podría abrir un abanico amplio de posibilidades frente al mundo laboral.
Si bien es cierto, que en un principio, el hecho de que el máster fuese en su casi totalidad (70%) en inglés, me supuso un tanto de miedo y reticencia, con el paso de los meses comprendí que además de darme conocimientos propios, éste máster me estaba dando la oportunidad de manejar con soltura otra lengua. No solo eso, sino también, me proporcionó la capacidad de saber expresarme en público coherentemente, tanto en español como en inglés.
He de destacar, que me ha permitido establecer contacto con personas muy relevantes en el ámbito de la ciencia, a compartir aventuras y conocimientos con personas de diversos países, y en especial, a abrirme la mente frente a la innovación, creación y desarrollo de nuevos proyectos."

Pablo BravoPablo Bravo. https://www.syneoshealth.com/ “Como antiguo alumno del Máster Universitario en Biotecnología del Medio Ambiente y la Salud (MBEH), me gustaría resaltar el amplio número de oportunidades que ofrece este programa a nivel internacional. Personalmente, cursé mi segundo año en la Universidad de Cranfield, Reino Unido, y no podría estar más agradecido al MBEH por darme esta oportunidad. En un mundo cada vez más globalizado, donde las empresas y entes públicos necesitan de perfiles internacionales, el MBEH ofrece una maravillosa oportunidad para formarte en el extranjero y adquirir esas capacidades tan demandadas hoy en día. Después de casi cinco años viviendo en el Reino Unido me considero un afortunado tanto a nivel laboral como personal y parte de este “éxito” se lo debo sin duda al MBEH”.

Ana Belen MuñizAna Belén Muñiz González. Grupo de Biología y Toxicología Ambiental, UNED. "En 2013 inicié el máster con mucha ilusión alentada por el programa tan variado y las oportunidades de formarte en inglés y en un ambiente multicultural a la vez que multidisciplinar. Además de los propios conocimientos, mejoré mis capacidades comunicativas en las múltiples presentaciones. Completé mi tfm en el Grupo de Biogeoquímica ambiental donde aprendí a trabajar en un campo tan interesante como es la biorremediación así como a trabajar en equipo, diseñar experimentos y al fin y al cabo comenzar mi carrera científica. En mi caso el máster marcó claramente mi futuro profesional, finalicé en julio 2015, el mes siguiente me hicieron mi primera entrevista, me seleccionaron entre 40 candidatos y una de las cosas que más les gusto de mi CV fue haber realizado este máster. Ese mismo año comencé un contrato del ministerio de ciencia para el fomento de la investigación de dos años de duración . Desde de 2017 y hasta el momento me encuentro realizando la tesis doctoral con un contrato FPI UNED. Mi trabajo está enfocado en toxicología acuática. Mi tesis está orientada al análisis de los efectos del multi estrés sobre la expresión génica de la larva acuática de Chironomus riparius, especie base de la cadena trófica.

Os aliento a decidiros por este máster, por las múltiples salidas que ofrece y las grandes capacidades que adquiriréis debido a sus dos años de duración y su impartición en inglés".

EVA SandovalEva Sandoval. Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-Chimie pour l'Environnement et les Matériaux. Pau (France). ''MBEH is for some of us the first opportunity to discover science internationalization. Sometimes you don't realize how important is for your scientific career to go outside and gain new insights for your future. The master offers different appealing international collaborations in the second year, allowing you to obtain two different masters at the end of your studies. Moreover, the skills learned in the first year make great candidates for other universities. Living abroad can not only be successful for your scientific career but also fulfill personal curiosity in terms of other cultures, languages ...
The master offered me the possibility to develop my knowledge in science, in languages, in project conduction and development and in organizational skills.
After two years of living in France, and having the opportunity to stay here for another three, I am grateful to have had the MBEH group to train me and to prepare me so well for the professional world''

Kevin de Castro rKevin de Castro Cogle. Healthsens S.L. Oviedo (Spain). “Even before finishing my BSc degree in Biotechnology, I realised I required an MSc to find a job or a PhD in the field, hence why I chose MBEH in 2016. It focused on Health Biotechnology, which is the most interesting area in Biotechnology for me and offered a chance to study abroad. I really wanted to study in England and so, in my second year of the MSc, I moved to the UK and studied Applied Bioinformatics at Cranfield University, the subject I had found the most fascinating whilst studying the undergrad. Moreover, in my first year I did an internship with a biosensor development company that was close by to the Oviedo Campus, Healthsens S.L., which offered me a job a few months after I finished my 2nd year. I am currently working there in charge of all the aspects of Data Science in the R&D process and designing and optimizing enzyme production protocols.
I have been very fortunate to find a job in Research in Spain, and this has been without a doubt thanks to MBEH and its well thought out approach for educating resourceful and multidisciplinary individuals.”

María SalvadorMaría Salvador. NANOBIOAP. Universidad de Oviedo. "I finished my Chemical Engineering Degree in 2013 at the University of Valladolid (Spain). I spent one year in Wageningen, the Netherlands, to do my final project, which was in the field of biotechnology. I was so curious about this that I decided to do the Master in Biotechnology of Environment and Health (MBEH) at the University of Oviedo (Spain). Why did I choose this one? First, because it was about biotechnology of the environment, to which I had fallen in love with in Wageningen. Secondly, because of the language. Studying in English in an English-spoken scientific world is much easier. Finally, because of all the international opportunities it has. I have to say that coming from a more engineering background, I learnt a lot in all of the different biotechnologies: red, green, white… (If you do not know about it and want to, do this master!." 

Jose Ignacio GayoJosé Ignacio Gayo. Swansea University. "In 2016 I decided to enroll in the MBEH because of the great opportunities it offered me to be able to apply the knowledge learned in the career, especially in the environmental field. In addition, the plus of being able to realize it in another language was an idea that seduced me from the beginning.
During my time at the master's, I met several colleagues and professors of multiple nationalities with different visions of biotechnology, who made me mature my knowledge in order to be able to apply them in a correct way. At the end I finished my TFM in the Department of Technology, Biotechnology and Environmental Geochemistry researching on nanobioremediation, which was one of the first steps in the world of environmental biotechnology. Subsequently, and thanks to the Master I am now working for the University of Swansea, on a project to develop a new technology in the cultivation of algal biomass using waste products after anaerobic digestion in the largest bioreactor in the UK, to produce animal feed and other products of value, creating a circular economy beneficial to the environment."

Serena Galie 3Serena Galié. University of Rovira i Virgili. "I joined MBEH in October 2015 in order to obtain a double degree title in Medical Biotechnology from University of Bologna, in Italy. The choice to participate in an international program in Oviedo was related to my interest in having more knowledge about the area of biotechnology management and project planning together with the desire to do an international experience during my studies. The master itself resulted to be a great challenge in my professional and personal career. Despite the limit of the language, such it was not 100% international, I had the opportunity to get involved in practical sessions of project planning in Biotechnology area. Also, the limited number of alumni in the Master allowed us to establish very good relationships each other and with lecturers, that were quite available to our demands and problems. Finally, thanks to my final Master thesis, I had the opportunity to work one year more in the lab that I joined for my Master practices, where I have adquired a higher experience in Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
Generally I could state that the know-how adquired, the ability to problem-solving and the collaborations I have established thanks to MBEH resulted in what I got now in my professional career. I am doing a PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism in University of Rovira i Virgili (in Reus) where I am studying gut microbiota modulation in clinical nutritional interventions. At the same time, I am getting really interested in scientific divulgation, as I am a freelance editor for Microbiologia italia, an italian blog for scientific divulgation and I am also getting involved in some events of oral scientific divulgation in Tarragona."

Marga BerdascoMarga Berdasco. Assistant Scientist in Charles River Laboratories. Edinburgh (UK). After my academic placement in the IEO of Gijón within the HEMOLAR project (Alma Hernandez - PhD Researcher) I decided to continue my career in Biotechnology, hence in 2016, I enrolled the MBEH master's degree. I remember my first year in Oviedo as an amazing experience! Not only because I learned relevant concepts and the most advanced techniques in research, but also the classroom environment pushed me to do my best in each assignment and presentation. During my second year, I studied Food Chain Systems at Cranfield University in the UK. This program was focused on the food industry, so I could identify the issues concerned with the production and supply of safe food in the modern world. During my MSc thesis, I collaborated with Entocycle rearing the Hermetia illucens larvae to produce high-value proteins to potentially be used as animal feed, a sustainable alternative to feed swine, cattle and carnivorous fish preventing competition between human and animal consumption as well as the overexploitation of the natural resources. I've been working in the UK for 3 years. My first experience was within the private industry performing analysis of fruits by HPLC and GCMS but I'm currently working in Charles River Laboratories Scotland at the Plant Metabolism department. I work with radiolabelled agrochemicals to understand the metabolic pathway and changes in residue levels with crop development. I'm very fortunate to achieve a fulfilling career in science an this success in undoubtedly thanks to MBEH!

 

 

 

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