Lorena Redondo-Morata, AntalGenics SBE33 prize 2016
The Executive Council of SBE has awarded the 2016 AntalGenics – SBE33 Prize to:
Lorena Redondo-Morata (INSERM, Marseille).
For her excellent work on membrane nanomechanics.
About the 2016 Awardee
Dr. Lorena Redondo-Morata
Is postdoctoral fellow in Dr Simon Scheuring’s lab in the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale – INSERM, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille (France).
Dr. Redondo-Morata did her PhD with Prof. Fausto Sanz at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Barcelona and with the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia – IBEC, where she studied the nanomechanical properties of lipid membranes. As a postdoctoral researcher in Scheuring’s lab, her projects address the dynamic imaging of membrane proteins and their assemblies using High-Speed atomic force microscopy. Part of her work is focused on the Endosomal Sorting Complex Required for Transport (ESCRT) machinery, in collaboration with Dr Aurélien Roux lab (University of Genève, Switzerland). Together, they provided a basis for a mechanistic explanation of how this machinery creates tension for membrane fission. She is also currently working in the regulation of vesicle fusion at the synapse in collaboration with Prof. James E. Rothman’s lab (University of Yale, USA).
Please, visit the website of the Bio-AFM Lab at INSERM.
About the AntalGenics – SBE33 Prize
Recognizes the work of outstanding young Biophysicists under 33, independently of the country where their work has been done.
Outstanding young Biophysicists under 33, independently of the country where their work has been done. Preference is given to members of the SBE.
1000 € and a talk delivered by the awardee during a special session of the 5th SPBf / SBE Congress (Porto June 15 – 17, 2016).
Past winners of this prize
2015: Cecilia Artola (Madrid)
2014: Jorge Alegre Cebollada (Madrid)
2013: Anna Shnyrova (Bilbao)
2012: Sergi García Manyes (London)
Please, visit the SBE website.