I was born in Rosario, Argentina, on 08/28/1978, at 1868 Brown street, and I officially have a 88% disability.
Although, of course, none of these data defines me.
In fact I have been living for more than twenty years in Zaragoza, Spain, and I only keep from Argentina just a bit of accent, a couple of friends and a mild liking of football. The disability travels with me all day long, indeed, but that only tells you how I move. Not how I am. Regarding all the eights, I work as a scientist, so I don't believe in silly things.
My main occupation is to give some serious thought to nature's workings at the microscopic level, especially small molecules with a certain importance in biology.
At a more amateur level, I am also interested in the research in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a disease of which I suffer myself, since I was a zygote.
Although the society seems to me a much more difficult topic than quantum mechanics or molecular biology (I am serious), I also invest some of my little spare time in understanding better and trying to change situations that I find unfair.
At the moment, I am a trustee of the FundaciÃ³n Atrofia Muscular Espinal (FundAME), from which we try to raise funds for the scientific research in SMA. I also write regularly at the blog "De retrones y de hombres", in the Spanish newspaper eldiario.es, where my mate RaÃºl Gay and I try to talk about disability with a sense of humor and no taboos. This year, I also co-organize a TEDxZaragoza entitled "Sabotages of thoughtless economics".
The most important thing about me is not all this, of course. The most important thing is my girlfriend, my family and my friends. But you already guessed it from the beginning, and that... that I am not going to tell you.
Areas of Expertise
Molecular Biology, Molecular Simulation, Quantum mechanics, Quantum Chemistry, Protein folding