Alberto Martin-Molina was born in Granada, Spain, in 1974. In 1998, he became a Member of the Biocolloid and Fluid Research Group at the University of Granada through a grant for studying the stability of adhesive emulsions with industrial applications. After that, he has worked in various research lines, and he has published 35 scientific papers in international journals and 2 book chapters. His main line of work is one that began with his Ph.D. degree that earned the Special Doctorate Award from the University of Granada, in 2003, where he studied the role of ionic correlations in charged colloidal systems by means of light scattering experiments as well as theoretical treatments and Monte Carlo simulations. After that, he has focused his research on biophysics. His interest in this field comes from his two-year postdoctoral stay (2003-2005) at the Laboratorie de Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris, France. He learned management techniques of surface forces applied to mixed lipid membranes and proteins and formed part of the European project Nanocapsules with Functionalized Surfaces and Walls (HPRN-CT-2000-00159). In 2005, he was awarded the Reintegration Grant from the Ramón y Cajal Program funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to acquire a 5-year position at the University of Granada. During this period, he has studied complexes formed by lipid vesicles and DNA mediated by multivalent ions. In 2011, he was awarded a permanent position as a Lecturer at the University of Granada, where he currently teaches and keeps his investigations on colloidal electric double layer and biophysics. At present, he serves as a Principal Investigator of the project physicochemical properties of DNA-lipid complexes with biotechnology applications (P09-FQM-4698) and supervises three Ph.D. students.
Biography Updated on 11 December 2011