I did my doctoral thesis in the Sanchez-Ruiz’s group, in the University of Granada. My project was focused on the use of ancestral proteins as powerful tools to address important issues in evolution, and in biotechnological/biomedical scenarios. After my phD, I moved to Norway, to develop the early stage of my postdoctoral training. I am working in University of Bergen, in Martinez’s lab (Biorecognition group). The group is focused on the study of the relationship between molecular structure and function to understand human health and disease with the objective of developing new therapeutic options for correction of associated metabolic and neurological malfunctions. In particular, the goal of my project is the development of potential therapies for parkinsonism based on the role of the co-chaperone DNAJC12.