PhD (2015-2020). Héctor research was focused in intracellular delivery of different cargos using supramolecular architectures and nanoparticles platforms. Héctor spent one year of Erasmus in Czech Republic and in his spare time Héctor likes traveling to different countries and he enjoys practicing several sports and meeting with friends.In December 2020, Hector received his PhD and shortly after moved to industry, currently working as a consultant for AKRN.
We thank the great contributions of all past and present members who came to work with us in Santiago from different places.
All the best to all of you!
Ph.D. Juan's Ph.D. was focused in peptide synthesis for self-assembled cyclic peptides, membrane transporters, pattern recognition sensing systems and polymers for nucleotide delivery. When not in the lab Juan enjoys watching sports and supporting Real Madrid and Celta de Vigo.
Visiting Prof. Prof. Kim. holds a M.S. from Seoul National University (Prof. Deukjoon Kim) and a Ph.D. (Prof. Jeffrey D. Winkler) from the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2008 he is Full Prof. at the College of Pharmacy at Seoul National University. His research interest are focused in the synthesis and application of synthetic methodology for pharmacology active molecules. email:
Postdoctoral associate (2015-2017). Iria obtained her Ph.D. from the USC working in NMR and helical polyacetylenes. She then moved to Netherlands and UK to work in polymersomes nanoreactors. Iria spent two wonderful years with us working in novel oligomers for cell penetration self-assembly. In January 2018 she moved to work for Inditex. Iria loves hiking and going to the movies (especially alternative cinema). email:
Master student. Leti has carried out her Master Thesis working in the preparation of artificial minimal cells and supramolecular polymers. She will now work to become a member of the scientific police.
Predoctoral Stay. Daniel spent 2 months with us with a Royal Society fellowship for to carry out a predoctoral stay about dynamic polymers and nucleotide delivery. He completed his Ph.D. in the group of our colleague Dr. in Birmingham University. He moved for a postdoc with Prof. Dr. David Fulton group at Newcastle University.
International Master Thesis. Imma performed part of her master thesis within the group of Prof. Granja. She worked in dynamic nanotubes for controlled deposition and alignment of macromolecules. She now works in the chemical industry in Italy.
International Master Thesis. Alexis carried out his Master Thesis within the group of Prof. Granja and we worked together in peptide nanotubes for glycan alignment and protein controlled deposition. He then moved back to Argentina to start his with potential industrial applications.
Postdoctoral associate (2016-2019). Jose received a PhD at University of Seville-CSIC in 2008 (Prof. Javier Rojo). He performed post-doc in the University of Milan as a Curie fellow (Prof. Bernardi, 2009-2012). In 2013, he joined the Glycosystems Laboratory at Seville as a JAE-Doc researcher. In November 2019 he achieved a Beatriz Galindo fellowship to work as an Associate Professor at the University of Malaga and the Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND).
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Postdoctoral associate (2018-2020). Richard got his Ph.D. from Bristol University. His scientific interests are emergence, synthetic cellularity and prebiotic chemistry. He was involved in the synthesis of supramolecular building blocks for fibrillation in confined spaces. His hobbies are reading philosophy, playing various sports (tennis, badminton, road cycling) and going to the cinema. In October 2020 he moved to Penn State (USA) to continue his research in Prebiotic Systems working with Prof. Keating.
Postdoctoral associate (2018-2020). Ghibom received his PhD (2012) at Seoul National University (Paik Group). He was a postdoc (2012-2016) at the same group and at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (Marsh Group, 2016-2017). His research interests cover the fields of peptide/protein-based nanomaterials science and applications. Ghibom enjoys taking a walk and having a tea for relaxation. In October 2020 he achieved a competitive fellowship from the Castilla y Leon Regional Government to continue his research and teaching carreer at the University of Salamanca.
Postdoctoral associate (2017-2020). Geert has recently finished his PhD at Leiden University. He combines experience in coiled coil peptides, drug delivery and supramolecular chemistry, and here he will design and study peptide based drug delivery systems. His hobbies include swimming, singing, enjoying the culture of medieval cities and repairing old mechanical clocks. In January 2020, he moved to Diego Peña's group in CiQUS to work with nanographene derivatives.
Master's Student (Gil Dávila Fellow). Charlene obtained her BSc in Chemistry from the Universidade da Coruña and, after obtaining a CiQUS Summer Fellowship, decide to carry out her Master's thesis within the Montenegro Group. Her work in the lab involved the design of novel self-assembling 2D materials. She is now carrying out her PhD studies at the Universidad de A Coruña, in CICA research center.
Master's Student (2020-21). Cayetana obtained her degree in Chemistry from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in 2020. She has carried out her Master in Organic Chemistry and her Master's project within the Montenegro Group where she has worked in peptide chemistry for membrane transport and coiled-coil assembly. Cayetana will now study to become a teacher.
Postdoctoral associate (2019-2021). His research interest focused on the development of chemically fuelled out-of-equilibrium supramolecular systems based on peptide amphiphiles as well as enzymatic autocatalytic systems and fibrillation in confined spaces. He will move back to India to continue his career in Academia.
Marie Curie Postdoctoral associate 2016-2020 Alejandro Carried his Ph.D. at the University of Seville (2008). He then moved to the University of Twente (Netherlands, 2012) and Bordeaux (France, 2015). His research interest encompasses self-assembled systems for therapeutic delivery, sensing and charge transport. Alejandro has moved to his alma matter the IQQ-Cartuja and the University of Sevilla to continue working in self-assembled materials with biologycal applications. In 2022 Alejandro achieved the prestigous Ramón y Cajal Fellowship. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD student (visiting 2020). Augustina is a PhD student supervised by prof. Edvinas Orentas from Vilnius University. During Master studies she spent one year in EPFL under supervision of Dr. Sforazzini. Her main research focuses on multichromophoric supramolecular assemblies and metal-guided self-assembly. Augustina came to visit us in the context of the Concert Japan collaboration. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books and playing video games.
Xunta de Galicia Fellowship, PhD 2020. Marta’s obtained her PhD working in the evaluation of the membrane transport and endosomal scape by dynamic supramolecular architectures. Marta likes to go to live-music festivals and she is a great basketball pivot. Marta will now pursue a high school Teacher possition.
F.P.U. PhD student (2022). Iván obtained a degree in Chemistry and Master in Organic Chemistry from the USC. Iván Ph.D. is focused focused on the solid phase synthesis of new peptides hybrids for protein cell targeting, multivalent intreractions and cytosol delivery. In his free time, he plays basketball and he enjoys watching magic and fantasy films. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2022.
Bachelor student. Julia is in the BSc Biochemistry program at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Germany) and has recently joined the group for her Bachelor thesis. With her thesis, she is focused on supramolecular assemblies in non-canonical peptides. On her days off, Julia likes to spend time traveling, hiking and doing sports. Julia moved back to Germany to continue with her Thesis studies.