Professor of Biophysics
Professor Sergi Garcia-Manyes holds a joint appointment between King’s College London and the Francis Crick Institute. At King’s, he holds a joint appointment between the Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics and the Department of Physics, where he is the Head of the Biological Physics and Soft Matter (BPSM) research group.
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 studied the nanomechanical properties of individual proteins. In 2012 he moved back to Europe to set up his own laboratory at King’s College London. Prof. Garcia-Manyes lab focuses on understanding mechanobiology across different length-scales; from individual bonds to single cells.
Sergi held an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, and has been recently awarded the Leverhulme Research Leadership Award, a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award and a Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship.
He is the Director for the King’s funded CDT (Center for Doctoral Training) in Biological Physics across scales, and the Leverhulme Trust ‘Mechanics of Life’ Doctoral Scholarship training programme.