Miguel is a doctorate in Microbial Ecology from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), with a background in nucleic acid and proteins sequencing techniques and analysis and in the development of instrumentation devoted to search for life in extreme environments. He also has expertise in field campaigns to extreme areas, such as Río Tinto, Atacama, Antarctica, and the High Arctic, considered Mars and Icy Moons (Europa, Enceladus) terrestrial analogs. Miguel is passionate about deciphering the microbial metabolic reactions and relations that support extreme environments and microenvironments, especially undescribed ones. Besides that, Miguel is very active in scientific outreach, giving talks and employing social networks (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) to communicate the most interesting findings on Astrobiology.