ESR 6 – Javier Melo Diaz

ESR project: Development of purification and modification strategies of N-type glycopeptide and glycan moieties

Supervisor: Dr Daniel Spencer

Institution: Ludger Ltd

Country of origin: Colombia

NanoCarb research: Javier will work as part of the production team at Ludger Ltd (Oxford, UK), on the isolation of N glycopeptides from natural sources, the isolated glycopeptides will be used at later stages within the consortium.

Scientific background: Javier holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia where he worked on the chemical synthesis of biologically active peptides (2016). After graduation he got a scholarship to take part of the 9th edition of the Erasmus Mundus master’s in quality of Analytical Laboratories (EMQAL) which was hosted by the Universidade do Algarve (Portugal), and the Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), (2016-2018). This program combined the technical and managerial modules that are needed for the quality management system of an analytical laboratory.