Marc Rico Pastó
Marc Rico Pastó graduated in Physics at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB, 2013). During his studies he has been Research Assistant in the Small Biosystems Lab, in the Condensed Matter Department at UB working on the synthesis and study of DNA hairpins.
He holds a Master degree of Photonics by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, 2014) with specialization in Lasers, Bio-optics, and Optical engineering. At this time, he won the international price SECPhO Photonics Innovation Award by his innovation in the Bio-photonics field.
Since 2014 he is doing his PhD in the Small Biosystems Lab (http://ffn.ub.es/ritort/). He investigates temperature effects in the DNA folding/unfolding process and its relevance in the DNA replications, as well as its physical properties, such as its elastic response and heat capacity. He is also involved in the study of molecular interaction between DNA and different drugs.