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Roger Rubio Sanchez

Roger Rubio Sanchez

PhD Student in Biophysics



I studied Biotechnology Engineering at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico City, where I specialised in Molecular Biology and acquired great interest in Synthetic Biology and DNA Nanotechnology. After graduating and working for over a year in the Pharmaceutical Industry, I joined the DTC in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Cambridge to pursue postgraduate studies. 

My PhD project focuses on exploiting DNA Nanotechnology approaches for biomimicry purposes, where I work with model membranes and biologically active material towards novel sensing platforms for the artificial cell initiative. I am particularly interested in replicating life-like behaviours in model systems by harnessing knowledge, techniques, and expertise from soft matter physics and synthetic biology. 


Nanobiomaterials ; DNA nanotechnology ; Nucleic acids ; Microfluidics ; Biological Physics ; Biosensing ; Nanotechnology ; Fluorescence imaging ; Confocal imaging

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