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2018 CV English Diego Fernandez Sevilla PhD


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2018 CV English Diego Fernandez Sevilla PhD

  1. 1. Diego Fernández Sevilla, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae Diego Fernandez Sevilla PhD CV 2018 Page 1 / 6 PERSONAL INFORMATION Diego Fernández Sevilla, PhD. Aerobiologist and Environmental Research Analyst Avenida Buenos Aires 61 6-B, 32004 Ourense (Spain) Sex Male | Nationality Spanish, 1974. Driving licence B EDUCATIONAND TRAINING 2015 10/09/2013 Monitoring Climate from Space. European Space Agency. Online. In this online course, leading experts and scientists from ESA and key European research centres, explore the science that underpins Earth observation. We looked at recent and current satellite missions that are providing an archive of essential data; and learnt how this data is used in local and international policy and planning. On valid European Commission reserve list Function Group IV. On two valid reserve lists created by the European Commission, Function Group IV contract staff. Profile: Agricultural, Environmental and Earth Sciences. ESRA JRC "CAST" call: COM/1/2015/GFIV –Researchers - FG IV. Candidate number: JRC-0001109. EPSO Researchers call: EPSO/CAST/S/5/2013 - Researcher (FG IV). Candidate number: 3558003 Also with UK National Insurance Number from previous employment experience in UK as Research Assistant. 16/08/2012 22/11/2012 Professional Certification for Installation and Maintenance of Gardens and Green Areas. National Classification: Level 2 (of 3). Asociacion de Empresarios Poligono de San Cibrao. Spain. 400h. Landscape design and grounds management. 01/02/2003 01/11/2007 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) ISCED 6 University of Coventry in collaboration with University of Worcester. United Kingdom. Thesis entitled: Aerodynamic properties of pollen grains and sampling methods. Research aimed to evaluate the aerodynamic behaviour of pollen grains and the limitations of methodological approaches applied on defining its spatial distribution. One major application from the output generated applies into assessing spacial security requirements between GMO and non GMO plantations in order to avoid crosspollination. Cofunded by the German Weather Service at Freiburg, and University of Worcester (UK). Supervisors: Prof J. Emberlin, The National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, University of Worcester, Worcester, England and Dr Eckart Schultz, German Weather Service, Freiburg, Germany. 2004–2006 Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods ISCED 5B University of Worcester. United Kingdom. RTP401: Processes and Skills, Management and Methods RTP402: Academic Writing and Dissemination 2001–2002 Postgraduate Certificate in Education ISCED 5B University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain. Spanish equivalent to Postgraduate Certificate in Education. PGCE 1996–2001 “Licenciado” in Biology ISCED 5A University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain. 5 years Spanish University Degree in Biological Sciences. Principal subjects / skills covered: First Phase 3 years. Annual modules. General Biology 1st year: Plant Biology, Biostatistics, Physical Chemistry, Geology, Biochemistry I 2nd year: Histology and cytology, Zoology, Cryptogams, Biochemistry II 3rd year: Microbiology, Genetics, Plant physiology, Animal physiology, Phanerogams Second Phase 2 years. Speciality: Natural Environment 4th year: Ecology, Edafology, Phytopathology, Evolutionary Genetics, Physical Geography 5th year: Ecology II, Geobotany, Plant physiology II, Genetic improvement, Oceanography
  2. 2. Diego Fernández Sevilla, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae Diego Fernandez Sevilla PhD CV 2018 Page 2 / 6 WORK EXPERIENCE 10/2013–Present Researcher, Editor and Writer Self employed, Ourense (Spain) Blog dedicated to Research and Communication. "Filling in or finding out the gaps around": In this blog I search for topics of interest in environmentally related subjects trying to identify and address gaps of knowledge. Based on my career as environmental researcher, I try to explore the questions worthy of being identified as to “Find out” and share what I know by “Filling in” with my own knowledge and research skills adding my perspective in the subject. The main goal of this blog is to promote and enhance interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial conceptual exchange. In order to reach a broader audience I also share my posts in Twitter (@SevillaDF) and several LinkedIn groups. The contribution from my research includes original material and data applied to develop a theoretical approach towards understanding present and future possible scenarios in atmospheric dynamics. (Researchgate DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33915.82726) WordPress Stats - Oct 2013 to March 2018: 233 Publications, 21600 Views, 14400 Visitors from more than 1000 scientific centers worldwide among Technical Institutions, Labs, Universities and Agencies. LinkedIn member with a network of 499 followers, 200 at senior level. 28 Recommendations. My presence in social media reach also other platforms such as YouTube: and ResearchGate (DOIs): Business or sector Information and communication 01/2010–Present Research Analyst Independent, Ourense (Spain) Scientific Communicator, elaboration of environmental studies, collaboration with administrative entities as scientific consultant in environmental issues, presentation in relevant conferences of scientific subjects as well as peer reviewer for scientific publications. Some duties carried out: ▪ On going. Peer reviewer for scientific journals: “Aerobiologia” (I.F. 1.33); “Int. J. of Biometeorology” (I.F. 2.59) and “Comparative and Integrative Biology” (I.F. 3.02) . ▪ 2015 Consultancy. R&D for Escor S.L. (Vitoria-Spain). ▪ 2014 Market research. Scientific consultant, interviews transcription and translation for Agalip S.L. Spain. ▪ 2013 Report on "Hot topics identified in environmental science from public access media." ▪ 2013 Blog: “Filling in, Finding out.” ▪ 2012 "Research priorities in Aerobiology". Study presented at the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit placed at Worcester University - UK. (unpublished) ▪ 2012 Scientific consultant for Michel Thibaudon (Director of the RNSA Réseau National de Surveillance Aérobiologique- France) designing a new methodology to measure number of pollen grains per gram of pollen. (unpublished) ▪ 2011 Campaign content design and dissemination on domestic waste digestors, with the elaboration of a guidebook and slide presentation: "Compost at home". Ourense- Spain (Nogueira de Ramuin). 26, 27 and 29th November 2011. D. Fdez-Sevilla for Xesmega S.L. (guidebook unpublished) ▪ 2011 Full Participant as Delegate at the Marie Curie Researchers Symposium: Science Passion Mission Responsibilities. Warsaw, Poland. 24th - 27th Sep 2011 with the publication of the abstract: 4 years project AEROTOP "Aerotop, Aerobiology to Poznan." Entities represented in this project were the Aerobiology Laboratory of Poznan (Poland) (Alicja Stach; Fdez-Sevilla, D.); The University of Worcester-UK (Prof. Jean Emberlin); University of Cordoba-Spain (Prof. Carmen Galán). ▪ 2011 Honorary Award in the category of Photography. Contest: "Promoting science: let´s be innovative!" Marie Curie Researchers Symposium: Science. Passion, Mission, Responsibilities. 24th - 27th Sep 2011, Warsaw, Poland. ▪ 2011 Writer and photographer in the publication “As Árbores do campus de Ourense” (The trees at Ourense University Campus). Publisher “Univ. Of Vigo”. L.D. OU41-2011 ▪ 2010 Lecture: “Eco-business: creation and management of eco-friendly business.” Organised by the Biodiversity Foundation and City Council of Ourense-Spain. Ourense, Spain. 3 June 2010. Business or sector Environmental services. 19/11/2012– 28/02/2013 Market Research Analyst Axencia Galega de Información Profesional. AGALIP., 15704 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  3. 3. Diego Fernández Sevilla, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae Diego Fernandez Sevilla PhD CV 2018 Page 3 / 6 International market research study in collaboration with LMC international aimed to assist a major seed producer to design its next 10-15 years of Research and Development in oilseeds. Primary and Secondary research, locating and contacting relevant profiles in key positions strategically significant for marketing sectors based in Europe, Canada, United States and South America. Business or sector Consultancy 10/12/2008– 09/12/2009 Environmental Coordinator Environmental Office, Campus of Ourense, Vigo University. Campus of Vigo, 36310 Vigo (Spain) Acting as Environmental Coordinator for the dissemination and implementation of environmental initiatives within departments. Responsible for formulating, researching, and enforcing environmental policies. Involved in designing strategies to enhance the management of issues such as Toxic waste disposal from labs, pollution, littering, water management, parking planning, energy usage, protection of natural resources, invasive species eradication and public education. Also participating actively in the dissemination and implementation of environmental initiatives within the EU directives and the design of the Agenda21 promoted by the city council of Ourense. ▪ Editor, writer and photographer in the book “Guide of trees”. Publisher “Asociación Medio Ambiental y Universitaria SYME”. Legal Deposit OU 145-2009 Business or sector Education 01/03/2007– 29/02/2008 Research Associate (Adjunct) Marie Curie fellow. European Project AEROTOP “Aerobiology to Poznan”. A Marie Curie Actions Development Scheme (TOK-DEV) for the Transferences of Knowledge, funded under the European Union Sixth EU Framework Programme for Technological Development (FP6). Laboratory of Aeropalynology, Institute of Environmental Biology Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland) My duties were defined towards transferring knowledge, to give assistance enhancing communication and scientific input into international projects such as the MONALISA Project, “Monitoring Network of Allergens by Immuno-Sampling” (designing a methodology to capture and measure the concentrations of airborne allergens using the ELISA method), COST Action “Assessment of production, release, distribution and health impact, of allergenic pollen in Europe” (EUPOL)(development of the concept of biochemical air quality to take into account the interactions of the “classical” pollutants, such as ozone, sulphur and nitrogen oxides, fine particles, etc and their combined impact on human health). I also represented the project at the European Commission audit held in Warsaw 2007. My scientific input contributed with publications and oral presentations: ▪ Rodríguez-Rajo, F.; Fdez-Sevilla, D.; Stach, A(†). & Jato, V. (2010) Assessment between pollen seasons in areas with different urbanization level related to local vegetation sources and differences in allergen exposure. Aerobiologia, Vol 26-1, 1-14. ▪ Turku, Finland. 12-16 August 2008. 4thEuropean Symposium on Aerobiology. "Assessment of the strength in the relationship between pollen concentrations in urban/rural areas of Poznan (Poland) related to local vegetation sources and differences in allergen exposure." Fdez-Sevilla, D.; Rodríguez-Rajo, F. J. and Stach, A. 12-16 August ▪ Lecture: "Data collection in Aerobiology. Targets, sampling methods and potential sources of error" at the Workshop “AEROTOP Phenology, Forecasting and Airborne Allergens.” Poznan, Poland. 18-20 May 2007. ▪ Oral presentation: "Comparison of sampling efficiency between filtration and impaction (Hirst mini heads replicates) in a wind tunnel." IX Conference Day of Pollen Allergy in Cracow- Poland, June 2007. Business or sector Education 24/06/2006– 23/12/2006 Research Assistant National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, WR26AJ Worcester (United Kingdom) Assisting in academic research making detailed observations, analysing data, and interpreting results. Also preparing technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses. Maintaining familiarity with current scientific literature, as well as investigating, creating, and developing new methods and technologies for new project development. Business or sector Research and consultancy 24/04/2006– 30/09/2006 Grounds Maintenance Assistant University of Worcester.
  4. 4. Diego Fernández Sevilla, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae Diego Fernandez Sevilla PhD CV 2018 Page 4 / 6 PERSONALSKILLS Henwick Grove, WR2 6AJ Worcester (United Kingdom) Carrying out gardening and tidying of the university campus, performing weeding and planting in allocated flowerbeds as well as by participating in implementing the strategies applied on waste management. Business or sector Education 01/02/2003– 11/2007 PhD Researcher University of Worcester WR26AJ Worcester (United Kingdom) The project aimed to assess the impact of pollen aerodynamics and weather conditions in sampling efficiency as well as searching for new application methodologies in automatic image recognition. In order to incorporate the resources offered by the two collaborating institutions I spent several periods of time during the duration of the project at the DWD labs in Freiburg, Germany. The methodology designed for my thesis aimed to gather information from controlled environments such as laboratory experiments and wind tunnel experiments as well as from outdoor conditions. In order to perform wind tunnel experiments I obtained the collaboration of Dr. Alastair McCartney (retired) at the Rothamsted Institute, Harpenden-UK. The outcome of this research has many applications in considering atmospheric particle transport, sampling methods, environmental characterization and data quality control. Furthermore, the aspects discussed through the thesis highlights important issues related to particle dispersion modelling and forecasting as they are related to health impact and agricultural performance. Also it has applications in order to validate sampling methodologies applied in studying the risk associated with the outcrossing of the GM trait into wild plant populations due to unrestrained release of GM pollen into the atmosphere. I presented part of my thesis at the 8th International Congress in Aerobiology -Neuchatel, Switzerland. August 2006. ▪ Neuchatel, Switzerland. August 2006. 8th International Congress in Aerobiology. “A wind tunnel experiment to investigate the aerodynamic properties of pollen grains and the effects of those on their motion in air streamlines” Fdez-Sevilla, D.; Emberlin, J. and Schultz, E. ▪ Neuchatel, Switzerland. August 2006. 8th International Congress in Aerobiology. “A wind tunnel experiment to investigate the aerodynamic properties of pollen grains, and the effects of those in the relative collection efficiency of the Sigma2 passive sampler and Hirst type sampler for three different airborne pollen types (Gramineae, Ambrosia and Urtica)” Fdez-Sevilla, D.; Emberlin, J. and Schultz, E. Business or sector Education 16/03/2002– 31/01/2003 Laboratory Technician Dpto. de Bioloxia Vexetal e Ciencia do Solo, Campus de Ourense, University of Vigo, Vigo (Spain) Laboratory Technician as part of the Aaerobiology Research Group of Prof. Victoria Jato at the University of Vigo (Campus of Ourense - Spain). Some tasks and responsibilities were aimed to analyse samples of atmospheric particle load to investigate the relationships between meteorological conditions, airborne spore concentrations and structural deterioration for the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The data obtained was published in the following article: Aira, M.J.; Rodríguez-Rajo, F.J. & Jato, V. & Piontelli, E. (2006).- Análisis cuantitativo y cualitativo de la aeromicota aislada de la Catedral de Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, España). Boletin Micológico 21: 27-34 Other duties carried out through this period were to follow standardised methodologies at laboratory and on the field in order to produce reliable and precise datasets aimed to support scientific investigations of atmospheric particle load (pollen and spores). Furthermore, to perform identification and quantification of pollen and spores by microscopy, to use software tools in order to manage data sets of bibliographic and numerical nature as well as to perform statistical analyses to present to senior colleagues. Also, to keep up to date with technical developments, conducting searches on identified topics relevant to the research. Business or sector Education Mother tongue(s) Spanish Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production English C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 Galician C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 Portuguese B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 Levels:A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  5. 5. Diego Fernández Sevilla, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae Diego Fernandez Sevilla PhD CV 2018 Page 5 / 6 Communication skills - Team spirit; - Good ability to adapt to multicultural environments, based on many years living and working in varied social and national contexts (Spain, England, Germany and Poland). -Good communication skills gained through my experience as Market research analyst performing secondary research, interviewing established members of companies and institutions in Europe, Canada, EEUU and South America. Also by participating in several International Congresses and Symposiums as Scientific researcher sharing results from scientific studies in oral presentations. In addition to active collaboration in the organization of International Workshops, Symposiums and Conferences as PhD student (Worcester University UK 2003 TESLA), and as Marie Curie Fellow under the scheme "transfer of knowledge" (Poznan-Poland 2007 Monalisa meeting, Aerotop Workshop as well as Marie Curie fellow defender at the audit organised by the European Commission in Warsaw 2007). Organisational / managerial skills I have acquired the experience of good management of budgets and time lines from having the experience of organizing limited time, budget and infrastructure resources to accomplish the goals defined by the two International institutions which co-funded my PhD project (University of Worcester from UK and the German Weather Service). In order to fulfill the requirements demanded from both institutions (academic procedures, scientific standards and deadlines) it was necessary to design a very challenging agenda. My skills increased being a Marie Curie Fellow with a position as Research Adjunct in the last year of a 4 years project under a “transfer of knowledge” scheme. This scheme was designed for the fellows to enhance communication and knowledge transfer between the host institution and the ones participating in the Marie Curie project. As a major result from my input in this scheme, two years after the project had finished, I contacted all institutions and people involved in the project and manage to present the abstract for the 4 years project: AEROTOP "Aerotop, Aerobiology to Poznan" at the Marie Curie Researchers Symposium: Science Passion Mission Responsibilities. Warsaw, Poland. 24th - 27th Sep 2011. Entities represented in this project were the Aerobiology Laboratory of Poznan (Poland) (Alicja Stach; Fdez-Sevilla, D.); The NPARU-UK (Prof. Jean Emberlin); University of Cordoba-Spain (Prof. Carmen Galán). Further development of my organizational and managerial skills were gained from my position held at the Univ. of Vigo as Environmental Coordinator having set a number of goals and initiatives to be attended in a predefined contract period of one year. Additionally, having worked part of a team as Market Research Analyst has been a plus enhancing my coordination and administration skills by creating and managing a extensive contact list of positioned people designed to help in accomplish project needs. -Good abilities for synthetic and global views over concrete situations. -End-oriented work capacity. -Problem-solving attitude. Job-related skills Technical experience designing and setting up experiments aimed to gather information to solve specific questions outdoors and indoors. Among the techniques used in my career are: - Data sampling. Outdoors: - Setting up of different atmospheric particle sampling methods: the Burkard spore trap (Hirst design of a volumetric sampler based on impaction), the GS050-3/C Low Volume sampler (filtration) and the Sigma2 (deposition). - Setting up and data management. Meteorological stations at the NPARU in UK and Aerobiological Lab. at UAM, Poland. Indoors: - Setting up of Wind tunnel experiments held at Rothamsted Institute (UK) testing the influence of wind speed and direction over airborne particle sampling efficiency variations for several methodologies. - Standardization of the aerodynamic sampling characteristics of the Sigma2 gravimetric sampler. - Microscopy. Particle identification by bright field, fluorescence and dark field microscopy, digital image capture and mounting media testing. - Testing filter performance for airborne pollen sampling and counting. - Designing a new Mounting Procedure for a glass fibre filter with Glycerine Jelly. - Designing a new methodology to measure number of pollen grains per gram of pollen. Laboratory studies performed at the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit located in UK (NPARU), German Weather Service (DWD-Freiburg), Aerobiology Department of Poznan University, Poland and University of Vigo, Spain. Good capabilities to conduct elaborate assessments about the limitations of applied methodologies as well as to
  6. 6. Diego Fernández Sevilla, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae Diego Fernandez Sevilla PhD CV 2018 Page 6 / 6 ADDITIONALINFORMATION contribute to data review and quality assurance/quality control activities. High level of performance in locating information relevant for the work of the group, finding connections, identifying synergies and implementing previous and recent research, reports and data sources. Recognised aptitudes from Peer Reviewing experience for Scientific Journals “Aerobiologia” (2, 3 & 4#, I.F. 1.33); “Int. J. of Biometeorology” (I.F. 2.59) and “Comparative and Integrative Biology” (1 #, I.F. 3.02). Editor 1# “Dr. Diego Fernández-Sevilla, provides careful, insightful, analytical, and probing reviews. He pays attention to detail and has a deep grasp of the subject matter. As a result, authors are able to improve their paper greatly. The peer-review system helps maintain high standards. It is careful, critical reviews such as those of Dr, Fernández-Sevilla what has helped the journal rank 8th in the world of the 176 journals in its field.” Editor 2# “Dr. Diego Fdez-Sevilla has provided sincere and insightful comments, and showed his outstanding specialty in aerobiology. We highly appreciate his effort and contribution to the journal.” Editor 3# “People do not usually bother to go so deep as Dr. Diego Fernández-Sevilla does. And it is most valuable for the editorial board.” Editor 4# "Dr. Diego Fernández-Sevilla has proved to be a responsible reviewer helping with his comments to improve the article and keep the quality level of the journal." Computer skills Computer Proficiency in: * Editing: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Acrobat (Writer/Reader) * Data management: Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel and EndNote. * Photo Editing: Adobe Photoshop and Corel Photo Paint. * PC Operation Systems Windows based. * Networking: Microsoft Outlook * Statistical Analyses in SPSS. * ArcGIS - Geographic Information System (Course of 190h) * Social media networking and communication skills: Blogging Wordpress, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype and Facebook. Other skills Music and photography are two of my mayor passions also with scuba diving and rock climbing. I have been playing guitar for 20 years sharing same passion with old and new friends. My Photography skills have allowed me to collaborate with several institutions such as: the NPARU by making the Christmas Cards in 2003, 04 and 05; AGALIP as author of the pictures in the audiovisual material presenting a sculpture exposition by "María Xosé Díaz" and also, in the Musical Webzine under the pseudonym "tio Matt" covering National and international musical events like Mark Knopfler. PhotoBlog at National Geographic: Referees D. Phil. Lucia Castro Diaz Senior Consultant at LMC International Ltd. Oxford. UK. Ex Director at Agencia Gallega de Información Profesional –AGALIP. E-mail: Prof. F. Javier Rodriguez Rajo. Department of Plant Biology and Soil Sciences. University of Vigo. Ourense, Spain. 32004. Tel: +34 (0) 988 387 193. E-mail: Miss BeverleyAdams-Groom. Unit./Chief Palynologist. University of Worcester. National Polen and Aerobiology Research. Worcester. United Kingdom. E-mail: