Professor David Rueda

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Professor David Rueda, Chair of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at Imperial College London, introduces himself.

  • - Hi, I'm David Rueda. 00:01
  • I'm a Professor of Single Molecule Imaging 00:03
  • at Imperial College, 00:05
  • and my lab uses single molecule techniques 00:06
  • to study interaction between proteins 00:08
  • and nucleic acids and their dynamics. 00:10
  • I was originally trained a chemical engineer in Switzerland, 00:14
  • and then I did a PhD in physical chemistry, 00:17
  • studying infrared spectroscopy 00:19
  • of methanol in molecular jets. 00:21
  • And this, then, led me to do a post-doc 00:24
  • in single molecule biophysics at the University of Michigan. 00:26
  • After my post-doc, I got a tenure track position 00:30
  • in the United States at Western University, 00:33
  • and finally in 2012, I came to the UK 00:35
  • to join Imperial College. 00:39
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Professor David Rueda

Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Medicine , The Imperial College London

David is Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the Imperial College London in London, and Group Head at the London Institute of Medical Sciences of the Medical Research Council. He was initially trained as a Chemical Engineer (1997) and received his DSc in Physical Chemistry from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland (2001). He switched to Single Molecule Biophysics of nucleic acids during his postdoc at The University of Michigan at the interface of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. His research consists of developing and applying single molecule approaches to study the mechanisms by which protein and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) work together to regulate cellular functions such as DNA replication and repair.

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