Professor in Physics and Structural Biology
Sergi Garcia-Manyes obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Barcelona. His thesis work, under the supervision of Prof. F. Sanz, focused on the application of force spectroscopy AFM to understand the mechanical properties of hard substrates. In 2005 he joined the laboratory of Prof. Julio Fernández at Columbia University in New York, where he became deeply interested in comprehending the the physical forces acting on biological processes, at the single molecule level. In 2012 he moved back to Europe to set up his own laboratory at King’s College London, in a joint appointment between the Departments of Physics and the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics. The main interest of his lab lies in investigating the reactivity of individual biomolecules triggered by the application of a mechanical force. Sergi Garcia-Manyes is an EPSRC Early Career Fellow.