Edgart Flores, is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research under the framework of the “Microbial Lipidomics in Changing Oceans” (MILCO) project funded by the NSF, delves into the lipid remodeling of microorganisms in response to a changing ocean. Dr. Flores obtained his Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of ConcepciĆ³n in Chile with honors (summa cum laude). His doctoral research delved into studying microbial communities and the origin of organic matter in the deepest regions of the Southeast Pacific Ocean, employing lipid membranes, and incorporated theoretical fluxes of particulate organic carbon and isotopic mixing models into his investigations. Edgart received his B.Sc. in Biology from Pedro Ruiz Gallo National University, and his M.Sc. in Marine Sciences from Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University, both in Peru. Edgart’s profound interest lies in understanding the impact of ocean modern processes on the microbial community and how they influence the role of microorganisms in ocean biogeochemistry. He eagerly anticipates his participation in the expedition to the Nazca Ridge, viewing it as a significant milestone for Peruvian oceanography.