Dr Nestor Lopez Mora

Nestor obtained his M.Sc. at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2005. Interested in applied sciences, he began to work in the Polymer Research Centre (PPG Industries) in Mexico City as a Research Assistant, initially in the Physical Chemistry department and later in the Synthesis department. In January 2011, Nestor started his Ph.D. research in the Supramolecular and Biomaterials Chemistry group (SBC) of Professor Alexander Kros at Leiden University in The Netherlands. During his Ph.D. he studied the production and applications of giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) as a biomembrane model for studying membrane fusion and drug delivery. In 2015, Nestor became a Post-Doctoral Research Associate within the laboratory of Professor Paula Booth in the Chemistry Department at King’s College London in the United Kingdom. During this time his research comprised membrane proteins reconstitution into GUVs for the evaluation of protein - membrane interactions through the bending rigidity parameter.

From 2018 to date, Nestor works as Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. His current research, carried out in the group of Professor Mark Bradley, concerns the study of dynamic hydrogels for 3D cell culture.

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