Zuriñe Antón

Zuriñe Antón graduated as a Biochemist from the Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) in 2012 followed by an MSc in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine (2012-2013). There, she started her research career in the Instituto Biofisika (CSIC, UPV/EHU) under Prof. Alicia Alonso, investigating the role and molecular mechanisms of specific protein-lipid interactions and membrane properties during mitophagy, nonselective bulk autophagy and autophagy-mediated cell death. In 2017 she completed her PhD in the same laboratory and she then moved to the University of Bristol as a BrisSynBio Research Associate. She is currently working with Dr. Jon Lane, Prof. Mark Szczelkun, Prof. Ian Collinson and Dr. Marc van der Kamp on a multidisciplinary 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. 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/).