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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, joint between the Department of Physics and the Deparment of Plant Sciences, 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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Admissions - 3rd round interviews

Feb 03, 2020

We will be holding a 3rd round of interviews on 5th March, for entry into our Oct 2020 cohort. Please apply by 17 Feb to be considered for shortlisting. See for more information.

Midi+PhD Project Proposals from Cambridge Academics

Jan 28, 2020

We are now accepting project proposals for Midi (May-Jul 2020) + PhD projects (starting Oct 2020) for our c2019 students. Deadline 20 Feb.

Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Aug 09, 2019

Demelza Wright and Taylor Uekert, both cohort 2016 students, have featured in the Inspirational Scientist Video series put together by Cambridge University Press Education.