Prof. Xavier Fernandez Busquets
Dr. Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets has a background training in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from where he has explored biomolecular interactions in a number of models: histone-DNA association, glycosaminoglycan-based cell adhesion, amyloidogenesis in neurological disorders, and enzyme-substrate interactions at the single-molecule level, among others. His current research activity focuses on the design of nanosensors for the biodiscovery of new antimalarials and on the engineering of nanovectors for drug delivery. He has developed his career in several research centers, among which the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Ciba-Geigy AG (Basel, Switzerland), the Friedrich Miescher Institute (Basel), the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (US), the Universitat de Barcelona, the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia and the Barcelona Center for International Health Research. He is leading ISGlobal's Nanomalaria Group, a joint unit participated by the last two institutions.