Sara De Bragança obtained a BSc degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). She joined the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) for her BSc thesis and developed 3D piezoelectric nanofiber scaffolds for tissue engineering by means of the electrospinning technique. Following her interest in the field of biophysics, she obtained a MSc degree in Condensed Matter Physics and Biological systems at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). For her MSc thesis she joined IMDEA Nanociencia and worked on a proof-of-concept model for a gene sensor based on the visual detection of DNA-gold nanoparticles conjugates.
In November of 2019, Sara joined Fernando Moreno’s group of Single-Molecule Biophysics as a PhD student. Her research is focused on the characterization of DNA-protein interactions using Magnetic Tweezers.