Julene Madariaga-Marcos studied Physics at the Universidad del País Vasco, where she specialized in Solid State Physics. She then obtained a Master’s degree in Crystallography and Crystallization at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo where she got the opportunity to experimentally get in touch with Biology investigating the structural structure of a protein involved in glycogen synthesis in bacteria.
On 1st January 2014 Ms. Madariaga was awarded a 4 year PhD competitive Fellowship supported by the Basque Country Government. Since 1st January 2018 she works for the ERC funded Mechan-of-Chromo Project. She has made an important contribution to the instrumental development of the combination of the Magnetic Tweezers with TIRF in the lab, and the incorporation of a new microfluidic system. She now performs experimental work on DNA, SMC and Bacillus Subtilis ParB (Spo0J) using Magnetic Tweezers and TIRF and also assists fluorescence-based assays.
- Instrumental development
- Magnetic Tweezers
- Fluorescence / TIRF microscopy
- Surface functionalization