Isabel Pastor del Campo
Isabel Pastor del Campo is postdoctoral researcher in the Small Biosystems Lab (http://ffn.ub.es/ritort/) at the University of Barcelona (Spain). She graduated in Chemistry from the University of Alcala in 1998 and got her PhD degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Miguel Hernandez University in 2007.
She has an extensive background of fluorescence techniques (steady-state, time resolved fluorescence, FRAP, FRET, FCS), which have been used for the characterization of proteins immobilized in polymeric matrices, the study of diffusion-reaction phenomena of proteins in macromolecular crowding media and in the development of fluorescence biosensors. Nowadays, her fields of research are focused on single-molecule manipulation using Optical Tweezers. Isabel has a huge knowledge of Optical Tweezers and microfluids devices. She is involved in the building of new experimental set-ups and in the study of binding mechanisms of small drugs to DNA or RNA, as well as protein-peptide interactions.