Prof. Francisco Monroy Muñoz - MONROY



Mecanica Membranas

Group of  "Mechanics of Biological membranes and Bio-rheology"

Departamento de Química-Física I

Facultad de Ciencias Químicas

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Av/ Complutense s/n

Campus de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

28040 Madrid, España

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Group of  "Mechanics of Biological membranes and Bio-rheology":

Biological membranes are our passion. Either as artificial models or within all its natural complexity, these entities captivate our curiosity and gather our brain power towards the study of its mechanics from a physical standpoint. Our expertise brings together skills on colloidal science and biochemistry with physicochemical methodology on interfacial hydrodynamics, integrating experiments with theory and numerical simulation.


 Relevant publications in the last five years:

- Langevin, D., and Monroy, F. (2014) Marangoni stresses and surface compression rheology of surfactant solutions. Achievements and problems, Adv Colloid Interface Sci 206, 141-149.

- Arriaga, L. R., Datta, S. S., Kim, S. H., Amstad, E., Kodger, T. E., Monroy, F., and Weitz, D. A. (2014) Ultrathin shell double emulsion templated giant unilamellar lipid vesicles with controlled microdomain formation, Small 10, 950-956.

- López-Montero, I., López-Navajas, P., Mingorance, J., Rivas, G., Vélez, M., Vicente, M., and Monroy, F. (2013) Intrinsic disorder of the bacterial cell division protein ZipA: coil-to-brush conformational transition, The FASEB Journal.

- Moleiro, L. H., López-Montero, I., Márquez, I., Moreno, S., Vélez, M., Carrascosa, J. L., and Monroy, F. (2012) Efficient Orthogonal Integration of the Bacteriophage ϕ29 DNA-Portal Connector Protein in Engineered Lipid Bilayers, ACS Synthetic Biology 1, 414-424.

- Espinosa, G., Lopez-Montero, I., Monroy, F., and Langevin, D. (2011) Shear rheology of lipid monolayers and insights on membrane fluidity, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108, 6008-6013.