I conducted my PhD in the laboratory of Prof. José R. Penadés at CEU-Cardenal Herrera University and IVIA Agricultural Research Center, in Valencia. During my doctoral studies I discovered my passion for Science and Research. The work focused on the characterization of the molecular process involving replication, excision and transfer of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity islands (SaPIs) as well as bacteriophage replication. Bacteriophages and SaPIs are mobile genetic elements that play an important role in spreading toxins and virulence factors such as antibiotic resistance genes.

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