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                         20 Sergio Camero                   Sergio Camero Gigante
  Research assistant
  WoS Reseacher ID:  ORCID: 0000-0001-5283-6510 Google Scholar:
   

Sergio Camero (Madrid, 1987) graduated in biochemistry from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 2009 with a major in molecular neurosciences. He was awarded the UAM scholarship to start postgraduate studies, obtaining the MSc (2010) and PhD (2014) in biophysics. His PhD thesis was supervised by Prof. Juan S. Jiménez in the department of Applied Physical Chemistry, focused on the physicochemical mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease. In close collaboration with Prof. Jesús Ávila at CBMSO, they studied the anomalous interactions of amyloid-beta peptides with DNA as a new toxic pathway, and characterized the thermodynamic properties of Tau-DNA interaction. As part of his predoctoral research, he was also granted a short-term stay at University of Missouri-Columbia to study amyloid-DNA interactions by means of UV resonance Raman spectroscopy. In 2014 he moved to Portugal for a postdoctoral position in the 3Bs Research group under the project Polaris, funded by the European Union, to test cork-based chemicals as inhibitors of amyloid-beta peptide aggregation. In 2016 Sergio joined the Manuel Rico Lab as a research assistant to provide support in the NMR facilities and protein purification. Currently, he works with RNA-binding proteins with intrinsically disordered domains; understanding its role in translation control might lead to advances in cancer therapies.

     
 Funding
  • European Social Fund “Programa Empleo Juvenil” (2016-2018)
  • Comunidad de Madrid - joint Project B2017/BMD-3770 (2018-present)