Dr. Andres de la Escosura belongs to the Organic Chemistry Department at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), and leads the research line of Biohybrid Materials and Systems Chemistry. The group is concerned with the design and synthesis of new supramolecular and nanostructured hybrids from synthetic and biological components, and the study of their complex biological functions. After finding useful properties of protein capsids as nanoreactors and nanocontainers to incorporate different kinds of materials, we are currently working in areas that include biomedical applications and systems chemistry.
Dr. de la Escosura has held various prestigious academic positions and awards. During his PhD, he developed a 3-month stay at the laboratory of Robert H. Grubbs (Caltech, USA). During his postdoctoral studies, he enjoyed a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). In 2009, he joined UAM, first as Assistant Professor and, since February 2012, as a Ramón y Cajal Fellow.