Laura Carro-Santos

Online Department

Laura Carro Santos graduated in Pharmacy at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2004. After completing her undergraduate studies, she obtained her PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela in June 2012 which was focused on the synthesis of new compounds with antipsychotic activity. During this time she has also made two research stays at the Université Denis Diderot-Paris 7 (France) and KU Leuven (Belgium). In June 2012, she was awarded with a Fundación Barrié scholarship which has allowed her to join, in September 2012, the Research Group lead by Professor David Spring at the University of Cambridge, where she is currently working on Diversity-Oriented Synthesis (DOS) to obtain new molecules with anticancer activity and on the synthesis of new quinolone-like structures as Quorum Sensing modulators in different bacterial species such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. I became a member of the Online Department in October 2013, taking on the role of one of the community managers of the SRUK/CERU Facebook page. My main duty is posting the latest news, which ranges from scientific breakthroughs to advertisements of SRUK events.