Born in Valladolid in 1983. Parents Vicente Pérez Díaz and Adela Escudero Berián. Sister Adela Pérez Escudero. Primary and Secondary education in School Marista "La Inmaculada" (Valladolid). Graduated in June, 2001. Since September, 2001 to June, 2006 studed Physics in the University of Valladolid. During the summer of 2003 worked at Prof. Casanova's lab (Univ. de Valladolid, Spain) on the setting-up and calibration of a vibrating-tube densitometer. Spent the summer and autumn of 2004 at Caltech (Pasadena, California, USA), working with Dr. Alex Bäcker on computational models to predict selective pressure from single genomes. From September to December, 2004 took the courses corresponding to one term of Physics Mayor at Caltech. Spent the summer of 2005 at Max Planck Institut für Quantenoptik (Garching bei München, Germany), working at Prof. Gerhard Rempe's lab on single-molecule cooling by cavity-enhanced Rayleigh scattering. During 2005/2006 academic year worked with Dr. María del Carmen Martínez García on the development of a computer tool for quantitative analysis of histological sections of corneal epithelium. Since September, 2006 collaborates with Dr. Gonzalo García de Polavieja (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and Instituto Cajal, Spain) on Wiring Economy models to explain the anatomy of the nervous system, principles of collective behavior and tracking of muliple animals. Since January, 2007 works with Susana Marcos lab at Instituto de Óptica "Daza de Valdés" (Madrid, Spain), studying the biomechanical properties of cornea. Funding for this work is provided by a FPU-MEC predoctoral fellowship.
open lab book is just the ordinary laboratory notebook, but in electronic version and available for anyone who wants to see it. The idea (at least what I take from this idea) is not to use it as a mean for scientific communication (it is too messy for that). It is just a way of keeping everything completely transparent. I have also found (quite surprisingly, I must say) that it improves communication with my supervisor, because it allows him to follow every step I took for any calculation. My open lab book is here. It includes a lot of work for the paper "Structure of deviations from optimality in biological systems", pnas 2009 (see the category 'Stochastic Optimization' within the blog). It is mainly written in English but some parts are in Spanish, and there is no intent whatsoever to make it understandable for anyone except myself and Gonzalo. But everything is there.
Fields of interest within the lab