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About us

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We are chemists, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, biologists who work alongside to design bionic units that mimic specific biological functions and/or introduce operations that do not exist in Nature. We apply a constructionist approach where we mimic biological complexity in the form of design principles to produce functional units from simple building blocks and their interactions.​ We called such an approach: Molecular Bionics.

Team
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Beppe (short for Giuseppe) is ICREA Research professor and Group Leader at Institute of Bioengineering of Catalunya

Laurea in Chemical Engineering (UoPalermo)

Ph'D Soft Matter Physics 

(UoSheffield) 

Professor of Molecular Bionics (2013-2022 ) @UCL

Professor of Synthetic Biology (2011-2013) S. Lecturer (2009-2011) and lecturer (2006-2009) in Bionanotechnology

@UoSheffield

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Prof Giuseppe Battaglia

Group Leader

Dr Denis Cecchin

Operation Officer

(London)

SomaServe Chief Technical Officer

(Cambridge)

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Denis manages our labs operations in London and is also in charge of our translational activities. He's the CTO of both our two spin outs: SomaServe ltd and SomaNautix Ltd

Laurea in Pharmaceutical Technology and Chemistry

PhD in Cell and Tissue Engineering

(UoPadova) 

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Dr Claudia Di Guglielmo

Operation Officer

(Barcelona)

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Claudia manages our labs operations in Barcelona. She's an expert in induced pluripotent stem cells and tissue engineering

Laurea in Medical-Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

(UoFerrara)

PhD in Biomedicine

(UoBarcelona) 

MANAGEMENT

Dr Lorena Ruiz-Perez
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Lorena is a Senior Research Fellow  and Electron microscopy facility manager

Licenciatura in Physics

(UoSeville)

PhD in Soft Matter Physics (UoSheffield)

PDRA UoSheffield, UCL

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Deputy Group Leader 

Dr Joe Forth

Ramsey Fellow & Physical Biology Lead

(London)

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Joe is a 2020 Ramsey research fellow and he's developing novel methods for printing soft materials)

 MSc. In  Physics

 (UoBirstol) 
Ph.D. In Physics  

 (University of Edinburgh) 

PDRA Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UCL

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Dr Mohit Kumar
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Mohit is a Caixa Junior Leader Fellow and is developing out-of-equilibrium nanomaterials for targeted therapy.

​B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry, (Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning) 

Ph.D. in Nanomaterials (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research)

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Caixa Junior Leader Fellow & Molecular Engineering

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(Barcelona)

RESEARCH FELLOWS

Dr Diana Lourenço Matias

CRUK PDRF & NanoOncology lead

(London)

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Diana is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow sponsored by the CRUK  in collaboration with Prof Simona Parrinello at the UCL Cancer Institute

B.Sc. in Biochemistry

(UoEvora)

 M.Sc. in Biomedical research

 (UoCoimbra) 
Ph.D. inn in Morphological Sciences 

(UoRio de Janeiro)

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Dr Daniel Gonzalez-Carter

Caixa Junior Leader Fellow

& NanoNeurology lead

(Barcelona)

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Daniel is a Caixa Junior leader postdoctoral fellow 

B.Sci Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry, (UoNottingham)

MSc. Pharmacology (King's College London)

Ph'D in Neuroscience (Imperial College London)

Dr Silvia Acosta Guitierrez

CwCUK PDRF & Computational, Imaging & Theory lead 

(London)

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Silvia is a computational physicist working on the design od phenotypic medicine

B.Sci iin Physics

M.Sci Physics

(University of La Laguna. Tenerife (Spain))

Ph'D in Physics

(University of Cagliari)

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Dr Rui Pereira

AIRC iCARE fellow

(Barcelona)

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Rui is a AIRC-iCARE2 research Fellow  working on the development of novel brain tumour models 

B.Sci in Applied Biology 

M.Sc on Processing and Characterization of Materials  University of Minho (PT). 

Ph'D in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells

University of Minho (PT)./University of Genoa (IT)

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Dr Catia Lopes Carvalho

ERC PDRF

(Barcelona)

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Catia is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow sponsored under our ERC project.)

BSc in  Pathology, Physiology and Thanatology

(School of Health -P.Porto)

PhD in Neuroscience

 (UoPorto) 

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Dr Iris L. Batalha

Caixa Junior Leader Fellow & NanoImmunology lead 

(Barcelona)

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Iris is a 'La Caixa' Postdoctoral Junior Leader working on the development of targeted nanotherapeutics for drug delivery with a focus on infectious diseases and cancer. 

BSc in Applied Chemistry, MSc in Biotechnology, and PhD in Bioengineering (MIT-Portugal Program) at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal. 

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Dr Yangwei Deng (邓扬威)

SomaServe Scientist

(Cambridge)

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Yangwei (邓扬威) ia Post Doctoral Research Fellow sponsored under our ( EP/N026322/1) EPSRC project)

B.E. in Polymer Materials and Engineering

 (Zhejiang University )

Ph.D. in Molecular Chemistry

(PSL Université Paris)

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Dr Virginia Gouveia

SomaServe Scientist 

(Cambridge)

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Virginia is the Formulation specialist in SomaServe ltd

B.Eng in Bioengineering

(U Catolica Portuguesa Porto)

M.Eng in Biomedical Engineering

 (UoPorto)

Ph'D in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

(University College London/UoPorto)

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PhD STUDENTS

Safa Al-Madhi

Self-sponsored Student

(London)

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Safa is working on the characterisation and development of polymersomes chemotactic behaviour

MSci in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

(Queen Mary University of London}

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Chiara Cursi

AZ/EPSRC Student

(London)