ESR 10: M. Pilar García del Vello Moreno (Pilar Garcia-Vello)
Characterisation of the LPS and PG and their structural determinants when bound to major proteins involved in its transport across the periplasm
Pilar will explore the structural determination of bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and peptidoglycan (PG) obtained from symbiont and pathogenic bacteria. She will be tasked with LPS and PG epitope mapping when bound/transported by proteins.
University of Naples, Chemical Sciences, Italy
Prof. Antonio Molinaro (UNINA)
Prof. Jean-Pierre Simorre (CNRS)
Pilar Garcia-Vello holds a Bachelor and Master in Pharmacy from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) where she graduated among the top 10% students of her promotion in 2015. During her university years she collaborated at the lichens phylogeny laboratory in UCM and in the investigation of Klebsiella pneumoniae at Queen´s University, Belfast.
After graduation, she worked half a year for the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana. There, she conducted a research on antibiotic resistance patterns in Ghana and another on antibiotics misuse in Tamale Teaching Hospital. Also, she taught Practical Microbiology for university students and she provided support for projects of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology both in the University and the Hospital.
Later, she worked for the Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Washington D.C., U.S.A. She conducted several researches on clinical trials’ registration and results’ report and the influence of socio-economic determinants on immunization coverage and equity monitoring tools across Latin America and the Caribbean, amongst other subjects. Also, she contributed to the international meetings of Zika virus outbreak of the bioethics and research committee and for workshops to disseminate and train on the benefits of inequalities monitoring