Biophysics

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Former Professors

• Ramón Fayad, Universidad Nacional - Group Founder

Professors

Manu Forero-Shelton, Ph.D., Department of Physics
Juan Manuel Pedraza, Ph.D., Department of Physics
Chad Leidy, Ph.D., Department of Physics, Lab Founder

Lab. Manager

Elizabeth Suesca, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Duber Murillo, Ph.D.

Research assistant

Paula Andrea Pardo Ramos, Physics

Students

Ph.D. Students

Gerson Dirceu López Muñoz, Chemistry
David Camilo Durán-Chaparro, Physics
Juan David Orjuela, Physics

Master´s Students

Paula Manuela Siaucho Uriza, Biological Sciences
John Erick Cabrera Ramirez, Physics

Undergraduate Students

Juan Sebastián Meléndez Granados, Physics & Microbiology
Cristhian David Perdomo Gómez, MD
Ruben Leonardo Acevedo Valenzuela, Physics
Laura Tatiana Camacho, Microbiology
Luis Mauricio Gonzalez Cornejo, Physics
Santiago Ortiz Vasquez,Physics
Daniel Arroyo Ariza, MD
Carlos David Suarez Salazar
Catalina Maria Bernal Murcia, Economy & Physics
Cindy Andrea Hernandez Melo
Gibran David Jurado Romero
Juan Camilo Lopez Mantilla
Nathalia Giovanna Vera Gallo


Past Lab Members

• Elkin Ramón Alvis Narváez, Physics
• Nathan Mateo Marin Jimenez, Physics
Diego Alexander Hernandez Caro, Microbiology
Jorge Madrid Wolff, Master
César Nieto, Ph.D.
María Isabel Pérez López, MSc & Lab Manager
Nicolás Barbosa Berrío, MSc
• Juan Pablo Barrero Flores, Physics
• José David Pereiro, Physics
• Alejandro Lozada Cortés, Physics
• Angela Narváez, Ph.D.
• Diego Alberto Castro, MSc
Lina Contreras, MSc
Jorge Luis Romero, MSc
Nathalie Agudelo, Physics and Biology
Juan Estupinan-Mendez, Physics and Biology
Roberto Moran Tovar, Physics
• Cesar A. Quintana, Physics and Microbiology
Nancy Ruiz Uribe, Physics and Biology
Valentina Quiroga-Fonseca, Physics
Luis A. Gutierrez-Lopez, Physics
Carlos A. Sanchez,Physics and Microbiology
Manuela Vanegas-Ferro, Biology and Microbiology
Rudy M. Mendez, MSc
Jorge Luis Sanchez Ruiz, MSc
Nathaly Marin-Medina, Ph.D.
Juan Carlos Arias Castro, Ph.D.
Susana Simanca, MSc
• Daniel Felipe Otálora, Biology
• Cristian Medina, Physics
• Silvia Cañas, MSc [1]
• Gerson Cote, Physics
• Juanita Lara, Physics [2]
• Mólkary López, MSc
Iván Rey, MSc & lab Manager
Luis Alejandro Mahecha, MSc
Diego Alejandro Ramírez, MSc
Paula Santisteban, MSc
• Andrés Tibabuzo, Chemistry
• Nicolás Afanador, MSc
• José Luis Alejo Amaya, Physics
• Maier Avendaño, Microbiology [3][4]
• Andrés Ernesto Mejía Villamil, Physics
• Jackson Ocampo, Physics & lab Manager
• Carola Hernández, MSc
• Samuel Ramírez, MSc
Dilia E. Rangel, Master
Natalia Rodríguez, Microbiology
• Andrés Felipe Valderrama, Biology
Gabriel Martinez-Galvez



Systems Biology

Summary/Resumen
Stochasticity in gene expression and signaling
Phenotypic variability as survival strategy
Control in synthetic genetic circuits
Evolution of cooperation
SysBio Meeting

Cell Mechanics and Adhesion, Microscopy

Summary/Resumen
Cell mechanics and adhesion, biofilms
The Mechanics of immunity
Microscopy
Education and teaching
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Membrane Biophysics

Summary/Resumen
Liposome catchment processes by tumor origin cell lines
Membrane fluctuation analysis in giant unilamelar vesicles
Study of survival strategies of S. aureus biofilms exposed to membrane-active antimicrobial peptides
Molecular dynamics of membranes to study their mechanical properties
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In the lab

Quartzy
Protocols
Equipment
Microscopes
Group Meetings
Software

iGEM

iGEM 2015, twitter
iGEM 2013
Uniandes news about iGEM 2012
Local news about iGEM 2011

Collaborators

Paulsson Lab, Harvard Univeristy
Pilizota Lab, The University of Edinburgh
Elkaroui lab, The University of Edinburgh
• Gabriel Téllez, Condensed Matter - Uniandes
• Andrés González Mancera, Mechanical Engineering - Uniandes
• John Mario González, Medical School - Uniandes
• Silvia Restrepo, LAMFU Lab - Uniandes
• Jenny Dussan, CIMIC Lab - Uniandes
• Juan A. Sánchez, Biommar Lab - Uniandes
• Marcela Manrique, Chemistry - Universidad de Antioquia
• Gilles Pieffet, Science Department - Universidad Antonio Nariño
• Camilo Aponte-Santamaría,Max Planck Tandem Group in Computational Biophysics - Universidad de los Andes [5]

Intership student

Diana Alejandra Forero García
Ivon Manuela Acosta
Francisco Estiven Rozo Bautista
Camilo Rodríguez
Sara Isabel Jaramillo Berrio


Join us!

Prospective Students
Prospective Researchers

Address

LABORATORIO DE BIOFÍSICA
Edificio Q
Laboratorio Q-401
Departamento de Física
Universidad de los Andes
Carrera 1 N° 18A - 12
Bogotá, COLOMBIA
Tel: (+571) 3394949
biofisica@uniandes.edu.co

Webpages

Official website
In maintenance (Since April 2015)
Department of Physics (En)
Departamento de Física (Es)
University of the Andes (En)
Universidad de los Andes (Es)
Official Twitter account


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Photo credits: Nathaly Marín-Medina. July 2015. View from Q building at Uniandes. Bogota.

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