User:Pablo E. Garcia Nieto

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Pablo E. Garcia Nieto (alias "Pae")
  • Pablo E. Garcia Nieto
  • UNAM-Genomic Sciences
  • Lindon B. Jhonson 112, Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico
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I work in the iGEM's lab at UNAM-CCG.

Personal Info

I'm from Mexico city but right now I live in Cuernavaca, Morelos. I study at the the undergraduate program of genomic sciences at the Center of Genomic Sciences.

I love the idea of controlling machines to our benefit and I like to think the cell as a living machine which we are beginning to fully understand, and I'm doing my best effort to improve that understanding. Because of that I'm very atracted by synthetic biology, nanotechnology and biotechnology. However anything involved in biology is very exciting to me.


  • Romantic classical music.
  • Soccer.
  • Realism and heroic fantasy books.
  • Reading about the universe.
  • Videogames!


  • Highschool: Escuela Nacional Preaparatoria at UNAM
  • Student of the Undergraduate Program of Genomic Sciences at UNAM

iGEM-UNAM-Genomics 2011

We're a group composed of 13 students and 3 advisors who have a Bachelor's degree, both from the Program of Genomic Sciences at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, as well as one emotive instructor.

Project: Hydrobium etli


The bacteria Rhizobium etli occupies an important soil-enrichment, nitrogen-fixing niche in its symbiotic relationship with the common bean Phaseolus vulgaris. During its symbiotic stage, Rhizobium etli presents an adequate chemical environment for enzymatic hydrogen production. Although Rhizobium etli naturally produces hydrogen, it is through a low efficiency reaction. If more efficient hydrogen production is achieved, Rhizobium etli will acquire both the capacity of bioremediation via nitrogen fixation, as well as energy production.

Our central goal is to generate a transgenic Rhizobium etli , incorporating elements form the bacteria Clostridium acetobutylicum, the algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, and the bacteria Desulfovibrio africanus, in order to enhance hydrogen production to a utilizable threshold while preserving its nitrogen fixation and symbiotic capabilities. Currently, there are no alternatives combining both hydrogen and nitrogen pathways in a single organic and green chassis. As such, our system promises an eco-friendly alternative to chemically derived soil enrichment with hydrogen co-production.

Our aims are:

  • Hydrogen production through the design and implementation of a synthetic gene circuit.
  • Nitrogen fixation through an endogenous enzymatic pathway of our host chassis.
  • The creation of a self-sustained transgenic system capable of mild bioremediation and energy contributions.


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Uriel Urquiza Advisor Uriel.jpg
Fernando Montaño Advisor Nando.jpg
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Miguel Ángel Ramírez Romero Instructor

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