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Dates for pre-med courses in Europe:

October Course in Stockholm 07.10.19-30.01.20

October Course in Barcelona 21.10.19-07.02.20

February course in Stockholm 03.02.20-22.05.20

March Course in Barcelona 02.03.20-19.06.20

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25.9 (Stockholm, Sweden)

Samantha Fernández-Brime

 

Academic education

04/2012          Doctorate in Biology, PhD

Dep. of Plant Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain

10/2007          Diploma of Advanced Studies (equivalent to MSc)

Dep. of Plant Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain

05/2007          Certificate of Teaching Proficiency

ICE, University of Barcelona, Spain

10/2005          Graduated (BSc) in Biology

University of Barcelona, Spain

Publications

International peer-reviewed publications

1.      Fernández-Brime S, Muggia L, Maier S, Grube M, & Wedin M. (2019). Bacterial communities in an optional lichen symbiosis are determined by substrate, not algal photobionts. FEMS microbiology ecology 3 (doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiz012).

 

2.      Fernández-Brime S, Olariaga I, Baloch E, Baral HO, Friebes G & Wedin M. Cryptodiscus muriformis and Schizoxylon gilenstamii, new species of Stictidaceae (Ascomycota) from of Northern and Central Europe (2018). Mycological Progress 17: 295305.

3.      Purvis W, Fernández-Brime S, Westberg M & Wedin M (2018). Myriospora, a new genus for Antarctica with a world-wide key to the species.  The Lichenologist, 50: 101112.

4.           Zhao X, Fernández- S, Wedin M, Locke M, Leavitt S & Lumbsch T (2017). Using multi-locus sequence Brime data for addressing species boundaries in commonly accepted lichen-forming fungal species. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 17: 351–363.

5.           Muggia L, Fernández-Brime S, Grube M & Wedin M (2016). Schizoxylon as an experimental model for studying interkingdom symbiosis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92: fiw165.

6.           Wedin M, Maier S, Fernández-Brime S, Cronholm B, Westberg M & Grube M (2016). Microbiome change by symbiotic invasion in lichens Environmental Microbiology 18: 1428–1439.

7.           Košuthová A, Fernández-Brime S, Westberg M & Wedin M (2016). Collolechia revisited, and a re-assessment of ascus characteristics in Placynthiaceae (Peltigerales, Ascomycota). The Lichenologist 48: 3–12.

 

8.           Gaya E, Fernández-Brime S, Vargas R, Lachlan RF, Gueidan C, Ramírez-Megía & Lutzoni F. (2015). From shade to sun: how sunscreen and a substrate switch led to the adaptive radiation of the lichen-forming Teloschistaceae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 1160011605.

9.           Fernández-Brime S, Llimona X, Hladun N, & Gaya E (2015). First report of the pantropical species Diploschistes rampoddensis from Europe. Mycotaxon 129: 387395.

10.       Fernández-Brime S, Vila J, Campos JC & Ortega A. (2014). Some new and interesting taxa of Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium from the European Mediterranean Basin. Mycologia 106: 491504.

11.       Miadlikowska J, Kauff F, Högnabba F, Oliver JC, Molnár K, Fraker E, Gaya E, Hafellner J, Hofstetter V, Gueidan C, Otálora MA, Hodkinson B, Kukwa M7, Lücking R, Björk C, Sipman HJ, Burgaz AR, Thell A, Passo A, Myllys L, Goward T, Fernández-Brime S, Hestmark G, Lendemer J, Lumbsch HT, Schmull M, Schoch CL, Sérusiaux E, Maddison DR, Arnold AE, Lutzoni F, Stenroos S (2014). A multigene phylogenetic synthesis for the class Lecanoromycetes (Ascomycota): 1307 fungi representing 1139 infrageneric taxa, 317 genera and 66 families. Molecular phylogenetics and Evolution 79: 132–168.

12.       Fernández-Brime S, Llimona X, Lutzoni F & Gaya E (2013). Phylogenetic study of Diploschistes (Graphidaceae, Ostropales, lichen-forming Ascomycota), based on morphological, chemical, and molecular data. Taxon 62: 267280.

13.       Eberhardt U, Beker HJ, Vesterholt J, Dukika K, Waltherd G, Vila J & Fernández-Brime S (2012). European species of Hebeloma Section Theobromina. Fungal Diversity 58: 103126.

14.       Gaya E, Högnabba F, Holguin A, Molnar K, Fernández-Brime S, Stenroos S, Arup U, Søchting U, Van den Boom P, Lücking R, Sipman HJ & Lutzoni F (2012). Implementing a cumulative supermatrix approach for a comprehensive phylogenetic study of the Teloschistales (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota). Molecular phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 374–384.

15.       Fernández-Brime S, Llimona X, Molnar K, Stenroos S, Högnabba F, Björk C, Lutzoni F & Gaya E (2011). Expansion of the Stictidaceae by the addition of the saxicolous lichen-forming genus Ingvariella. Mycologia 103: 755–763.

16.       Fernández-Brime S, Llimona X & Navarro-Rosinés P (2010). Lichenostigma rupicola (Lichenotheliaceae), a new lichenicolous species growing on Pertusaria rupicola. The Lichenologist 42: 241247.

17.       Paz-Bermúdez G, López de Silanes ME, Terrón A, Arroyo R, Atienza V, Fernández-Brime S, Burgaz AR, Carvalho P, Figueras Balaguer G, Llop E, Marcos-Laso B, Pino-Bodas R, Prieto M, Rico VJ, Fernández-Salegui AB & Seriñá E (2009). Lichens and lichenicolous fungi in the Montesinho Natural Park, the Serra da Nogueira and the Río Sabor Valley (Portugal). Cryptogamie Mycologie 30: 279303.

18.       Burgaz AR, Argüello A, Atienza V, Fernández-Brime S, Fernández-Salegui AB, Figueras Balaguer G, Otálora MG, Gómez-Bolea A, Hawksworth D, Hladun N, Llimona X, Marcos-Laso B, Muñiz D, Pérez-Llamazares A, Paz-Bermúdez G, Pérez-Ortega S, del Prado R, Rodriges SA & Terrón, A. (2007). Lichens and lichenicolous fungi of Sierra de San Lorenzo (La Rioja Community, Spain). Cryptogamie Mycologie 28: 133153.

Spanish peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and reports

1.      Cera A, Fernández-Brime S, Vila J & Llimona X (2019). Aportació al coneixement de la Universitat liquènica en brollies de Cistus a Catalunya (Contribution to the knowledge of the lichen diversity of Cistus shrub formations in Catalonia). Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d'Història Natural 83: 83–90.

2.           Caballero F, Alvarado P & Fernández-Brime S (2017). Contribución al conocimiento de la micoflora del Parc de la Serralada Litoral (Contribution to the mycological knowledge of Serralada Litoral Park). Revista Catalana de Micologia 38: 71–94.

3.           Seriñá E, Arroyo MR, Araujo E, Burgaz AR, Atienza V, Fernández-Brime S, Rico VJ, Llimona X, Llop E, López de Silanes ME, Marcos-Laso B, Marques J, Merinero S, Pérez-Ortega S, Rubio-Salcedo M & Vivas M (2014). Hongos liquenizados y liquenícolas de la Sierra de Albarracín (Teruel, España). (Lichens and lichenicolous fungi of Albarracín). Botanica Complutensis 38: 3552.

4.           Llop E, Fernández-Brime S, Figueras-Balaguer G, Muñiz D & Llimona X (2013). Aproximació al coneixement de la flora liquènica i dels fongs liquenícoles dels altiplans i conques centrals de Catalunya: el sector Segàrric. (Additions to the knowledge of lichen and lichenicolous fungi of central Catalonia). Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d'Història Natural 77: 39–59.

5.           Llop E, Barbero M, Chesa Marro MJ, Fernández-Brime S, Figueras G, Gómez -Bolea A, Hladun NL, Muñiz D & Navarro-Rosinés P (2010). Els líquens i els fongs liquenícoles de les Planes de Son i la Mata de València. (Lichens and and lichenicolous fungi of Planes de Son and Mata de València). In. Els sistemes naturals de les Planes de Son i la Mata de València. Barcelona: Treballs de la ICHN; v 16, p. 189227. ISBN: 978-84-9965-008-1.

6.           Brugués M, Cros M, Fernández-Brime S, Figueras G, Germain J, Gómez A, Llistosella J, Llorens L, Diana M, Oliver X & Sáez L (2010). Fongs, líquens i briòfits que requereixen mesures de conservació a Catalunya [on-line]. Barcelona: ICHN. http://ichn.iec.cat/pdf/FLBprot.pdf (Species list of mushroom, lichen and bryophyte species that require conservation measures in Catalonia).

7.           Fernández-Brime S & Llimona X (2007). Les comunitats dominades per líquens, un aspecte amenaçat del paisatge de l'Empordà. (Lichen dominated communities, and endangered landscape in Empordà). In: El paisatge, element vertebrador de la identitat empordanesa. Volum I. Figueres. IEE, p. 8792. ISBN: 1136-0267.

Coursework

2015           Postgraduate course: An Introduction to phylogenetic comparative methods

                   Stockholm University, Sweden

2014           Course: Explore Statistics with R

                   Karolinska Institutet through edX

2013           Postgraduate course: An introduction to bioinformatic tools for metagenetic and population genomic data analysis

                   Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden

2012           Postgraduate course: Phylogenetics and Population Genetics with R

                   Institut Paleontològic de Catalunya-UAB, Spain

2009           Postgraduate course: DNA Phylogenies and Genealogies

                   University of Barcelona, Spain

2008           Postgraduate course: Systematic Biology.

                   Duke University, USA

Teaching experience

2018-Present  Science Teacher Medical Doctors International Studies, Sweden

Teacher of chemistry, biology, and human anatomy and physiology, for students aiming to start their studies in medical schools around Europe. The course contains part of the syllabus followed in the Naturvetenskapsprogrammet in the Swedish education system. I prepare them to acquire the knowledge and academic skills to pass the university entrance exams and to have a solid scientific base for their futures studies.

2007-2012         Research and Teaching Assistant University of Barcelona, Spain

Teaching assistant in Mycology (3d year subject): prepared and taught laboratory lessons, led field sessions, and graded exams.

2006-2007         High School Science Teacher (practicum) IES Fort Pius – Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain

Teaching assistant in Biology and Geology classes: planed daily lessons and activities, prepared learning materials to emphasize the importance of the scientific method to engage the students in problem-solving and critical thinking used group activities to promote their autonomy and interaction, graded assignments and exams.

1998-2009       Private tutor Freelance, Spain

Taught students (ages 10-18) Maths, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Assisted students with their assignments, helped them to organize their study time, enhanced their analytical skills, and encouraged them to recognize their achievements.

My experience at MDIS Stockholm

I have been teaching at MDIS Stockholm since January 2018. During this time, I have been one of the main teachers of 6 groups of students that have completed the 4-month premedical course we offer. In all of them, the experience has been really fulfilling. The course is quite intense and that makes us the teachers to spend many hours with the students. During lectures or after them, we try to provide the students with not only knowledge, but tools to solve problems, strategies to memorize concepts or help to organize their study times. The best feeling is when they pass the exams and access to a university of their choice, starting the medical studies they dream about.