Aurelio Hidalgo obtained his bachelor in Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao, Spain) in 1995 and his Ph.D. in 2001 at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the same University on microbial bioremediation of industrial wastewaters.
Between 2001 and 2003, he carried out a postdoctoral stay at the Institute of Catalysis -CSIC (Madrid, Spain) on immobilization of enzymes and multi-enzymatic systems. From 2003 until 2006, he carried out another postdoctoral research period at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald on directed evolution of enzymes for biocatalysis.
In 2006, he joined the Autónoma University in Madrid and in 2011 he became Assistant Professor. His current teaching attributions include several courses at the undergraduate level as well as supervising theses at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph. D. level.
Dr. Hidalgo has led several national and EU-funded research projects as PI, such as FP7 “HotDrops”, H2020 “Carbazymes” and he is the coordinator of the H2020 project “Metafluidics”. His current research interests include the screening of man-made and natural diversity for biotechnological proteins and small molecules of interest using ultra-high throughput screening methods based on droplet microfluidics