Department of Molecular Evolution, Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.
Salvador Mirete graduated in Biological Sciences (majored in Genetics) in 1998 at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). In 2004 he earned his PhD from UCM and carried out his postdoctoral training at the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB, CSIC-INTA, associated to the NASA Astrobiology Institute). He is currently working in the Department of Molecular Evolution at CAB. His current research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that lead to adaptation of microorganisms to extreme environments through functional metagenomics and next-generation sequencing technologies. In addition, his research interests include microbial diversity in extreme environments, the application of functional metagenomics to the discovery of novel antibiotic resistance genes and the evolution of the intergenic spacer (IGS) region of the ribosomal DNA in filamentous fungi.