Alba Folgueiras González

Trainee Patent Attorney

Alba is training to become a Dutch and European patent attorney in the Chemistry area with a focus on biotechnology and microbiology.
Alba has an understanding of subjects like virology, microbiology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, vaccinology and biological chemistry. She holds a MSc in Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Edinburgh, where she specialized in polymer production using engineered bacteria.
Before joining HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, Alba was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD fellow at an international pharmaceutical company. Her field of research was discovery and characterization of novel viruses affecting livestock populations. She specialized in metagenomics, diagnostics, vaccine development and genetic engineering. Alba (co-)authored several publications in virology and life science journals.

    • Folgueiras-González, Alba, Robin van den Braak, Bartjan Simmelink, Martin Deijs, Lia van der Hoek, and Ad de Groof. „Atypical Porcine Pestivirus Circulation and Molecular Evolution within an Affected Swine Herd“ Viruses 12, no. 10: 1080.
    • Folgueiras-González, Alba, Robin van den Braak, Martin Deijs, Lia van der Hoek, and Ad de Groof. „A Versatile Processing Workflow to Enable Pathogen Detection in Clinical Samples from Organs Using VIDISCA“ Diagnostics 11, no. 5: 791.
    • Kinsella, Cormac M., Pauline Dianne Santos, Ignacio Postigo-Hidalgo, Alba Folgueiras-González, Tim Casper Passchier, Kevin P. Szillat, Joyce Odeke Akello, Beatriz Álvarez-Rodríguez, and Joan Martí-Carreras. 2020. „Preparedness Needs Research: How Fundamental Science And International Collaboration Accelerated The Response To COVID-19“. PLOS Pathogens 16 (10): e1008902.



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The University of Edinburgh (Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology, MSc, 2016-2017)

University of Oviedo (Biotechnology, BSc, 2012-2016)

Swansea University (Exchange program, 2014-2015)