Satellite Workshop: "New & Notable in Biophysics"
Dr. Borja Ibarra
Understanding how biological molecular motors work: identification of the translocation step of a replicative DNA polymerase.
Borja Ibarra received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Universidad Autónoma Madrid. He made the ‘leap’ to molecular biophysics as a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley, where he used optical tweezers to study at single-molecule level the dynamics of molecular motors involved in DNA replication. Back in Spain, he applied the optical tweezers technology at IMDEA Nanoscience to study the physical-chemical and mechanistic principles that govern the operation of biological molecular motors at the nanoscale.