Professional Profile

Milton Gordillo is a Biotechnological Process Engineer from the University San Francisco de Quito (USFQ, Ecuador), holding a Master's degree in Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology from The University of Edinburgh (Scotland). He is a professor and researcher at the College of Biological and Environmental Sciences of USFQ, teaching courses in Plant Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Genetics and Bioinformatics, and General Biology. His work in the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory focuses on genetic improvement of Andean crops (chocho, quinoa, and capulí), genome sequencing, and the study of mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance in plants. Milton has published articles in journals such as "Frontiers in Plant Science," "Euphytica," and "PeerJ." He has actively participated in scientific congresses like "Plant Biology" and "Plant Microbiome Symposium" and has been part of research groups at Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands) and La Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy).


Personal: Adventure sports, Mountaineering, Astronomy