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  1. Dear all:
    first a few words to inroduce me. I am here as patomarazul although my real name is Marta. I am originally from Spain but I live with my flemish husband, Mark, in Belgium. I also have the Belgian nationality. I am cell biologist and have always worked with the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae doing microscopy, biochemistry and molecular biology to analyze the physiology of this organism. For many years I worked in academia. I have got my PhD in Spain and then moved for 10 years to US then last to Belgium where I live for 8 years already. This year I moved from academia to industry, still woking on yeast fermentations but this time with focus on making beer :-)
    One of my greatest hobbies is making pictures of Nature: animals, plants, fungi, sceneries. But only as amateur. For the moment I still use simple cameras such as Olympus SP-UZ. One day I will switch to more professional models but for the moment is fine enough for me to get nice mementos of the places I visit. When I am not working or making pics somewhere out there I am often sharing my pics online in forums dedicated to Nature photography. A bit more from me: I am owned by my 9 yo sun conure Sunpepper, she is my baby and came together with me from US to live in Belgium where she gladly adopted my husband later on :-)
    Having shared all this, just say I am glad to now belong to this community and that I hope to share and see many more nice Nature pics in 2016 here with all of you.
    Last: my technical question: How do I add a personal pic to my profile?
    Replied 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
  2. Hello Marta,
    I'm a molecular biologist too, working on molecular identification of plant pests and diseases.
    You have a great collection of sea creatures.

    You can change your profile photo at http://www.gravatar.com. On that website, you can link the email you used to sign up for JungleDragon to a photo of your choice. The benefit is that many websites use gravatar, so you will have the same image on many other websites as well. Once you have set it up, it may take a few minutes or at most an hour before you see it appear here.
    Replied 2 years ago
  3. hi Marta,

    We're honored to have you on board in the community. Another specialist with valuable knowledge, plus you have single handedly uplifted our marine species section. I'm very happy you are here and are enjoying the site.
    Replied 2 years ago
  4. Hi! Thanks for your kind messages and for the tech tip. I will later use it to change my Avatar :-) Replied 2 years ago
  5. Hi Marta. Great to find you here. I'll swap some notes with you soon via msg. Replied 2 years ago
  6. Hey Mark, good to see you also here! Replied 2 years ago

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