Brandán obtained his Master's degree in Biology and Biomedical Research from the Universidad de León (Spain) in 2012. His thesis was focused on the use of arsenic-binding proteins as bio-tools for arsenic bio-decontamination. He is currently an IWT-granted PhD student under the supervision of Joris Messens. He investigates the thiol redox switches in Corynebacterium glutamicum and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, focusing on pathways of the unique low-molecular weight thiol, mycothiol. He is part of VIB Structural Biology Research Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, but also collaborates with labs located in Universidad de León (Spain), Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay) and Freie Universität Berlin (Germany).