By SORTEE | September 27, 2021
[SORTEE member voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member]
Name: Miguel Camacho.
Date: 02 July 2021.
Position: Postdoctoral researcher.
Research and/or work interests: I hold a PhD in conservation genetics and evolutionary biology. I am interested in using genetics and ecology to understand the origins of biodiversity and how to preserve it. I worked with mammals from Borneo and amphibians from the Iberian Peninsula. I am enthusiastic about data science and reproducible research. At the moment I am working on applied agriculture at IFAPA, Sevilla: metabarcoding of soil microbiome.
What ‘ORT’ practice have you introduced into your research practice that you’ve found really helpful?
I have a template folder structure (raw_data/; code/; output/; etc/, manuscript/…). I use it for every project. Keep the raw data safe and produce output with a code. I track progress using git and upload the project to a repository in GitHub. The link is then shared in my publication and I create a release which I deposit in ZENODO for permanent storage.
What’s the last book that affected the way you currently think about things?
The last book that affected my thinking was “El poder curativo del ayuno [the healing power of fasting]” by Karmelo Bizkarra.