C. Batista Paulino, PhD
Cristina Paulino, originally from Portugal, studied biochemistry at the Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany, graduating in 2008. During her undergraduate and following doctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Germany, she was trained in membrane protein biology. Under the supervision of Prof. Werner Kühlbrandt, a pioneer in the field, she became proficient in electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) and obtained her PhD with distinction in 2014. Building upon her expertize, she established cryo-EM during her postdoctoral studies in the group of Prof. Raimund Dutzler (University of Zurich, Switzerland). In 2017 she obtained a tenure-tracked position as an Assistant Professor and head of the cryo-EM unit at the University of Groningen. Her interdisciplinary research combines structural data, determined by high-resolution single particle cryo-EM, with the functional characterisation of target proteins. Her main interest is focussed on elucidating the structure-function relationships that explain the transport mechanism of membrane transporters and channels.
Paulino was awarded with a PhD Fellowship from the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation FCT, a Postdoc Fellowship from the University of Zurich, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships and a NWO Veni grant.
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