Dra. Zulay Pardo-Botero
Zulay D. Pardo-Botero obtained her Ph.D. at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid under the guidance of Prof. Antonio Herrera Fernández and Roberto Martínez-Álvarez using the facilities of the CAI de RMN y EPR of the same institution. Her work was focused on the developed and optimization of Ultrafast NMR pulse sequences, to monitor dynamic systems like organic reactions in real time, providing reaction mechanisms. In 2016 she joined IMDEA Nanoscience as a research staff, where perform several roles. She is responsible of the NMR spectroscopy laboratory, incharge of the implementation of Nano-materials Caracterization Laboratory under GLP guidance and involved in the synthesis and characterization of connectors for nanoparticles functionalization in the NanoBiotecnology Research Group of Prof. Álvaro Somoza.
IRENE DE LA IGLESIA DEL PINO
Irene de la Iglesia del Pino studied Chemistry at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In her final year, she made an intership at Trinity College of Dublin, in which period she could being part of Prof. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson’s group in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry department where she made her research project titled ‘Synthesis of multi(thio)urea compounds and their supramolecular chemistry’. In 2019, she obtained her Master degree in Drug Discovery, imparted by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad CEU San Pablo and Universidad de Alcalá. In this period, she was working under the super Dr. Bernardo Herradón in IQOG in ‘Peptide-arene hybrids: potential inhibitors of the protease Calpain’.
From 2021 she joined Dr. Alvaro Somoza’s group working on the obtention and optimization of nucleic acids derivatives.
Fun facts: She has a good music taste, is an animal lover, loves sunny days and party hard.