Dr. Lina Zárate

  • Analyst
  • Berlin, Germany

Lina Zárate is an Analyst at Catenion and lives in Berlin.


Lina has actively contributed to cross-functional teams from industry and academia in Colombia, USA, Spain, France and Germany. During her master’s training at Harvard Medical School, she investigated the molecular mechanism of biofilm formation in the human pathogen Klebsiella pneumonia. Throughout her Ph.D. studies at the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, she focused on the characterization of the genetic elements that modulate growth and persistence of the flesh-eating bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes.


She considers having empathy and a strong contribution to the quality of people’s lives by helping achieve common goals deeply rewarding.


She is an active traveler, excited to explore new cultures. In her spare time, she enjoys doing sports, dancing and organizing trips and social events.



Lina studied Industrial Microbiology in Colombia from where she also obtained her Master´s degree with an emphasis in Bacterial Molecular Genetics. Lina earned a Ph.D. in Life Science at the Humboldt University Berlin.



  • Microbiology & molecular biology
  • Bacterial genetics & physiology
  • Gene editing & NGS technologies
  • R&D strategy development
  • Data analysis