Diego Giao Garc’a

Date of birth: 10/05/1986 (Spain)

Address: Harek¾ret 66, 5220 Odense (Denmark)

Phone: +45 50 29 96 77

E-mail: giao.diego@gmail.com



PhD in Geomicrobiology    December 2012 – December 2015 (expected)

Center for Geomicrobiology, Section of Microbiology, Department of Biosciences, University

of Aarhus, Ny Munkegade 114-116, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)

PhD Thesis title: ÒBiogeoelectrochemistry of Aquatic SedimentsÓ

MSc in Environmental Biology                      August 2010 - November 2012

University of Southern Denmark.  Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense (Denmark)

Thesis: "Understanding the performance of Sedimentary Microbial Fuel Cell Batteries

depending on different biogeochemical characteristics"

BSc in Biology (Specialty in Environmental Biology) October 2004 - September 2009

University of Santiago de Compostela, Rœa Lope G—mez de Marzoa, s/n Campus Sur, 15782

Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Thesis: "Trace and major elements' distribution in podzolic soils of Tierra del Fuego (Argentina)"


Recent Courses

Microsensor analysis in Environmental Sciences (Aarhus University, Copenhagen University)      May 2012

Geobiology Field Course (University of Iceland)                   August 2011

Introduction to ArcView 3.x (Esri© online course)                   March 2011

Getting started with GIS (for ArcGIS 9.2 - 9.3) (Esri© online course) April 2010


Professional experience

Community manager (Biology Institute Facebook webpage) April 2012 - present

Faculty of Science, University of Southern Denmark. Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense (Denmark)

Research Assistant                                        February 2011 - January 2012

Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark. Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense (Denmark)


System Administration intern                          September 2009 - June 2010

Faculty of Mathematics. University of Santiago de Compostela. Rœa Lope G—mez de Marzoa

s/n Campus Sur, 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Lab technician                                            August 2008 - September 2008

Espina & Delf’n S.L. V’a Edison n¼ 9 Apt. Correos 147, 15890 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)


Scientific communication outreach

Biogeosciences.org                                                     March 2012 - present

Online website for young scientist and people interested in Biogeochemistry/Geomicrobiology

with news, tutorials and other kind of articles

Introducing high-school students to Biogeochemistry at SDU       April 2012

Introduction to prospective students to Biology high education, focusing in the Nordic Center for

Earth Evolution (NordCEE) at University of Southern Denmark, with practical demonstration of my

MSc thesis project about electricity production with Sedimentary Microbial Fuel Cells.


Research Skills


Biogeochemistry: Acid volatile sulfides (AVS) and Chromium reducible sulfides (CRS) determination,

IC, AAS, colorimetric determination of dissolved nutrient and metal.

Microsensors: Oxygen, H2S, pH, microfiber PAM.

Molecular Biology: DNA extraction/purification, PCR, TRFL-P.

Water quality control: microbiological analysis and chemical test according to Spanish legislation

(Real Decreto 140/2003, 7th February).

Field work:

Freshwater and marine sediment sampling (manually and boat operated systems), CTD, water

column sampling, pigments recovery.


Other skills

Languages: Spanish/Galician - mother tongues

English - fluent (spoken/writen). TOEFL iBT grade 93 (May 2010)

Portuguese - basic (spoken)

Computer skills: Good command of Microsoft Officeª tools (Wordª, Excelª and PowerPointª).

User knowledge in statistical software (SASª, SPSSª), Geographical Information Systems software (ArcGISª, Mapinfoª)

and graphic design applications (Photoshopª,        GIMPª). Web management (Wordpress, HTML-based webpages).

Competent in Windows and Mac OS X operative systems.

Driving license: B category

Other interest: guitar, photography, drawing, running, fictional literature


March 2013                                                                  Diego Giao Garc’a