Diego Giao Garc’a
Date of birth: 10/05/1986 (Spain)
Address: Harek¾ret 66, 5220 Odense (Denmark)
Phone: +45 50 29 96 77
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)"
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
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.
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).
Freshwater and marine sediment sampling (manually and boat operated systems), CTD, water
column sampling, pigments recovery.
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