Travelogue: navigating space and time

Past and Present

  • September 5th, 2022
    London, UK. Bioinformatics Data Science Internship at BenevolentAI
  • August 13th to 31st, 2022
    Barcelona, Spain. Thesis corrections submitted! Headed home for some much needed holidays
  • July 23rd to August 1st, 2022
    Lisbon, Portugal. Attending the 14th International Congress of Neuroethology, where I presented a poster on the Biophysical properties and gene expression profile of single Periaqueductal Gray neurons in the mouse brain and where I learned about the behaviours of an incredible array of species
  • July 8th to 13th, 2022
    Paris, France. Attending the 13th FENS Forum for Neuroscience, where I presented a poster on the Biophysical properties and gene expression profile of single Periaqueductal Gray neurons
  • April 29th to May 2nd, 2022
    Cornwall, UK. Short trip around the beautiful scenery and coastal towns of the southwestern tip of the island with Marta and Aina
  • April 16th to 26th, 2022
    Barcelona, Spain. Home for some relaxing time with family and friends, for celebrating Sant Jordi with books, roses, and hail, and for recovering from the thesis
  • April 11th to 16th, 2022
    Formentera, Spain. Holidays post thesis submission, biking around the island and enjoying the sea, the sun, nature, and great food
  • March 17th to 21st, 2022
    Lisbon, Portugal. Writing retreat in Lisbon, finishing the thesis fuelled by good food and a bit of sun
  • December 13th to January 10th, 2021-22
    Barcelona, Spain. Back home for holidays and thesis writing (how did that even happen?)
  • December 1st to 6th, 2021
    Leuven and Brussels, Belgium. Catching up with Anna and Carla, visiting Bruges and Ghent, and enjoying the frites, the waffles, and the Tripel Karmeliet
  • November 2nd to 7th, 2021
    Lleida and Barcelona, Spain. Attending the 19th Meeting of the Sociedad Española de Neurociencia, where I met bunch of amazing people and where I presented my work on “Inhibition in a midbrain circuit controlling instinctive escape decisions” as a poster and a teaser talk
  • September 3rd to 7th, 2021
    Milano-Muzzano-Turin, Italy. Stefano & Stefano’s wedding and short visit to Turin
  • July 23rd to 27th, 2021
    Florence and Cinque Terre, Italy. Holidays with a lot of walking, history, and great food (including one of the best ice-creams I have ever eaten)
  • June 30th to September 10th, 2021
    Barcelona, Spain. Working from Home
  • December 22nd to January 6th, 2020/21
    Barcelona, Spain. Holidays
  • August 2nd to 31st, 2020
    Barcelona-Peramola-Pratdip, Spain. Holidays (first trip after Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown), inclu
  • February 14th to 16th, 2020
    Sheffield, UK. BUCS Judo Championships with the University of London Judo Club
  • December 21st to January 9th, 2019/20
    Barcelona, Spain. Holidays
  • December 12th to 14th, 2019
    Munich, Germany. GSN Graduation and catching up with friends
  • November 13th to 16th, 2019
    Barcelona, Spain. Attending the 18th CRG Symposium on Single Cell and Single Molecule Biology, where I presented a poster on Topographic, single-cell gene expression profiling of PAG neurons
  • September 19th to October 5th, 2019
    Barcelona, Spain. Xavi & Falak’s wedding, working from home, and attending the Branco – Duguid – Margrie – Schmidt-Hieber’s joint Lab Retreat, where I gave a talk on Topographic, single-cell gene expression profiling of PAG neurons
  • August 19th to 25th, 2019
    Mallorca, Spain. Holidays in the sun. Great food and total disconnection
  • August 13th to 29th, 2019
    Barcelona, Spain. Holidays
  • July 10th to 13th, 2019
    Barcelona, Spain. Short family visit and checking out the venue for our upcoming Lab Retreat
  • May 23rd to 24th, 2019
    Cambridge, UK. Analysis of single-cell RNA-seq data Course
  • April 27th to 29th, 2019
    Barcelona, Spain. Short visit to vote for the General Elections
  • April 8th to 12th, 2019
    Cambridge, UK. EBI-EMBL RNA-sequence Analysis Course
  • March 22nd to 25th, 2019
    Barcelona, Spain. Family wedding
  • March 2nd to 5th, 2019
    Tenerife, Spain. Carnavales con la Göttingen gang
  • February 15th to 17th, 2019
    Sheffield, UK. BUCS Judo Championships with the University of London Judo Club
  • December 23rd to January 7th, 2018/19
    Barcelona, Spain. A casa per Nadal
  • December 13th to 16th, 2018
    Munich, Germany. GSN Graduation and catching up with friends
  • August 24th to 30th, 2018
    Bergen, Norway. Driving, hiking, trying to take in the impressive landscape
  • August 1st to 14th, 2018
    Barcelona, Spain. Summer break
  • June 23rd to 30th, 2018
    Venice, Italy. NSAS Advanced Course on Cell Types, Coding and Cognition
  • May 11th to 13th, 2018
    Munich, Germany. Short break visiting my GSN gang, lots of catching up! [Man’s not hot]
  • April 20th to 24th, 2018
    Barcelona, Spain. Short break back at home to spend some family time, enjoy the sun with friends, and celebrate Sant Jordi surrounded by books
  • March 27th to 31st, 2018
    Paris, France. Easter break and first trip with the Eurostar train. Lots and lots of walking!
  • February 23rd to 25th, 2018
    Rome, Italy. Surprise trip for Adri with the full Biomed gang. Ruins under the rain and amazing food too
  • February 16th to 18th, 2018
    Sheffield, UK. BUCS Judo Championships with the University of London Judo Club
  • December 20th to January 6th, 2017/18
    Barcelona, Spain. Christmas Holidays
  • October 6th to 9th, 2017
    Lake District, UK. Hiking, getting lost in the beauty of the landscape, breathing
  • September 29th to October 1st, 2017
    Barcelona, Spain. Home to vote in the Referendum for Independence of Catalonia
  • August 16th to September 6th, 2017
    Barcelona, Spain. Home for Holidays
  • July 6th to 12th, 2017
    Athens, Greece. Niki & Yannis’s Wedding. Gastronomy, history, sun, and friends
  • May 11th to 14th, 2017
    Barcelona, Spain. Weekend at home
  • April 19th to 23rd, 2017
    Barcelona, Spain. Easter Holidays and Sant Jordi
  • December 20th to January 7th, 2016-17
    Barcelona, Spain. Christmas Holidays with food, family, and friends
  • August 18th to 23rd, 2016
    London, UK. Flat hunting
  • July 25th to August 2nd, 2016
    Crete, Greece. Holidays
  • July 13th to 19th, 2016
    Munich, Germany. GSN Retreat at Ammersee
  • June 29th to July 6th, 2016
    La Puglia, Italy. Holidays
  • March 4th to 7th, 2016
    Göttingen, Germany. Visiting Carlos and César with Pau and Judit
  • February 23rd to 25th, 2016
    London, UK. PhD interviews (Marta) and visiting Carla
  • January 25th to 30th, 2016
    Oxford and London, UK. PhD interviews and visiting Carla
  • December 3rd to 6th, 2015
    Amsterdam, Netherlands. Marta’s MSc Neurosciences Graduation
  • November 19th to 22nd, 2015
    Munich, Germany. GSN Graduation – MSc Neurosciences
  • September 14th, 2015
    Barcelona, Spain. Back home for a gap year of PhD applications, charging batteries, and exploring new interests
  • September 1st to 12th, 2015
    Scotland. Amazing trip with Marta (Edinburgh – Loch Lomond – Glencoe – Fort Williams – Isle of Skye – Coral Beach – Neist Point – Quiraing – Portree – Old Man of Storr – Fairy Pools – Inverness – Loch Ness – Cairngorms – Edinburgh)
  • July 2nd to 6th, 2015
    Munich and Chiemsee, Germany. GSN Retreat, where I gave a talk on Sleep regulation in Drosophila
  • April 22nd to 28th, 2015
    Barcelona, Spain. Holidays and Sant Jordi
  • January 16th to 19th, 2015
    Basel, Switzerland. Visiting the FMI, Biozentrum, Novartis, and Roche with the GSN
  • January 9th to February 28th, 2015
    Munich, Germany. Working with Boris Chagnaud on the catfish Ariopsis seemani
  • December 21st to January 9th, 2014/15
    Barcelona, Spain. Holidays
  • November 28th to 29th, 2014
    Munich, Germany. GSN Graduation Day (there and back again)
  • November 11th, 2014
    Brussels, Belgium. Went to (unofficially) vote for Catalan Independence
  • October 9th to December 21st, 2014
    Amsterdam, Netherlands. Working with Maarten Kole and Marko Popovic at the NIN
  • October 1st to 5th, 2014
    San Servolo and Venice, Italy. GSN Neurophilosophy Workshop
  • September 12th, 2014
    Munich, Germany. Back to Munich for a couple of courses
  • August 16th to September 12th, 2014
    Barcelona, Spain. Holidays
  • July 14th to 17th, 2014
    Oxford, UK. Lab Visits organised by GSN
  • July 10th to 13th, 2014
    Barcelona, Spain. Holidays
  • July 4th to 6th, 2014
    Spitzingsee, Germany. GSN Retreat, where I presented a poster
  • June 14th to 15th, 2014
    Kitzbüheler Alpen, Austria. GSN 1st Year Students’s Retreat
  • May 27th to June 1st, 2014
    Amsterdam, Netherlands. Visiting Marta
  • May 16th to 17st, 2014
    Tübingen, Germany. Visiting Selin with Alex, Jaime, and Vilim
  • April 18th to 28th, 2014
    Barcelona, Spain. Easter Holidays and Sant Jordi (which, btw, is the most beautiful festivity to experience in Catalonia)
  • April 4th to 6st, 2014
    Göttingen, Germany. Visiting Carlos, where science happens (weekend of destruction)
  • March 1st to 2nd, 2014
    Mainz and Frankfurt, Germany. Visiting Sara and Astrii, and enjoying Mainz’s carnival
  • February 18th to 23rd, 2014
    Amsterdam, Netherlands. Visiting Marta
  • January 31st to February 3rd, 2014
    Amsterdam, Netherlands. Visiting Marta (each time more in love with this city)
  • December 22nd to January 8th, 2013/14
    Barcelona, Spain. Holidays
  • September 19th to 26th, 2013
    Amsterdam, Netherlands. Visiting Marta
  • August 4th to 9th, 2013
    Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Holidays, visiting Carlos, his amazing family and his beautiful island with Marta and Clara
  • August 1st to 30th, 2012
    Istanbul, Turkey. IFMSA Research Exchange at Marmara University
  • July 14th to 18th, 2012
    Barcelona, Spain. Volunteer at the 8th FENS Forum of Neuroscience
  • September 2009 to July 2013
    Barcelona, Spain. Studying Biomedical Sciences at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona