Isabel Murillo

Collaborator with the Science-me a Story Team | Chair of the working group for educational units

Involvement in SRUK/CERU

Isabel was born in Barcelona, where she studied Biology and later obtained her Master’s degree in Biotechnology. As an undergraduate, she was interested in projects combining microbiology and plants. Her PhD at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) allowed her to explore that field. In 2001, Isabel was awarded a Postdoctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, which brought her to the UK. In Bristol, she fell in love with the city, which she sees as an open-minded and charismatic community. At the University of Bristol, Isabel has been researching for many years pathogen-host interactions, first with Neisseria meningitidis and then with Shigella flexneri. She is currently a lecturer in Microbiology. Isabel loves education and helping students in their journey throughout their time at university. She is one of the digital champions at the University of Bristol and a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee, amongst others in the Faculty of Life Sciences.