Kalaumari Mayoral Peña

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PhD student, Tecnologico de Monterrey (Queretaro, Mexico)

He obtained bachelor’s degree in biotechnology engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey and master’s in food science and technology at the Autonomous University of Queretaro. He was professor of the Tecnologico de Monterrey from 2015 to 2017 imparting classes about biosensors, biomaterials and biotechnology using open source and DIY technologies. He has participated as mentor in the Biomolecular Design (BIOMOD) Competition since 2016. He worked in CIDETEQ on the development of a sanitary system for rural communities, financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and CONACYT. He was selected in 2017 as one of the "100 Young Latin American Leaders in Biotechnology" by the AllBiotech Summit. He is currently a PhD student in Biotechnology at Tecnologico de Monterrey and a Research Trainee in Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research is focused in the development of a low-cost chip to detect cancer cells in blood with the aim of improving the diagnosis and treatment of breast and lung cancer.