Zuriñe Antón

Zuriñe Antón graduated as a Biochemist from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 2012 followed by an MSc in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine (2012-2013). There, she started her research career in the Basque Centre for Biophysics (CSIC, UPV/EHU) under Prof. Alicia Alonso, investigating the role and molecular mechanisms of specific protein-lipid interactions and membrane properties during autophagy and mitophagy. In December 2016 one of her publications (Antón et al., 2016) was highlighted in Biofísica – Biophysics Magazine by the Spanish Biophysical Society (http://biofisica.info/anton-alonso-autophagy-12-2386/). In 2017 she completed her PhD and moved to Dr. Jon Lane’s lab at the University of Bristol (UOB) to work as a BrisSynBio Research Associate on a collaborative synthetic biology project, assessing the mitochondrial targeting efficiency and the influence on mitochondrial genome dynamics and quality control of engineered CRISPR proteins and their accompanying effector RNAs in human cells. She is currently a Research Associate in Dr. Mark Dodding’s lab (UOB) working on a multi-disciplinary project at the interface of cell biology, structural biology and biophysics studying the role of light chain isoform diversity in Kinesin-1 cargo recognition particularly looking at possible protein-lipid interactions.