How to viruses stick to our cells?
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My name is Dario Conca, and I am a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Clinical Microbiology at UmU.
My research focuses on the intricate early stages of SARS-CoV-2’s interaction with the cell plasma membrane. To do so, I use and develop model systems to safely mimic viruses, as well as, techniques to measure the strength of interactions between viruses and cell receptors.
My background, however, lies in solid-state physics and optics and how to apply this knowledge to biological studies. By taking a more physical approach, we can complement traditional biological techniques and gain a more comprehensive understanding of the phenomena at play.
If you are interested in learning more about my current work, the exciting world of SARS-CoV-2’s interactions with our cells, or the use of physical techniques in biology, I would be delighted to share my knowledge and expertise with you
Kort om Dario Conca
Fritidsintressen: Skiing and other sports, movies, animals
Därför forskar jag: My interest in the subject and the possibility to freely pursue frontier knowledge in problems I find interesting and relevant.
I would talk about physics techniques (microscopy, magnetism, binding kinetics) to study biological problems. Depending on the interest of the teacher or the class, the presentation can be more focused on the technique or on the strategy used by the virus attachment to cells.
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I can visit school in the Umeå area. It would not be a problem to travel by car up to 1 hour to get to the school.
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