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Biography Margarita Staykova is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Durham University, where she leads a research group in Biophysics and Soft Condensed Matter. Currently, she is Director of Science at the Institute of Advanced Study, and Executive Board Member at the Biophysics Science Institute. Priro to joining Durham, Margarita has worked at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University (2009-2013) and the Max Planck Institute of Colloids at Interfaces, Germany (2007-2009). She has a PhD in Biophysics from Roctosk University, Germany (2006) and MSc in Molecular Biology from Sofia University, Bulgaria.
Research Interests Biophysics
Biological membranes
Lipid interfaces
Synthetic cells
Living materials
Responsible research and Innovation
Science and Technology Studies
ResearcherID F-4134-2011