Adai Colom Diego

Ramon y Cajal Fellow / Ikerbasque Reseach Fellow
Short bio

Adai Colom is an Ikerbasque Fellow/Ramon y Cajal Fellow, interested in membrane biophysics. Over the past years, his research activities have been focused mostly on cell membrane biophysics and cell trafficking. He finished his doctoral thesis on Structural Biology at the Institut Curie (Paris) and Aix-Marseille University (Marseille) in France, under the supervision of Dr.Simon Scheuring, where he developed one of the first High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopes (HS-AFM) with an optical setup. Later he moved to the University of Geneva under Dr. Aurélien Roux, where he did his postdoc in cell trafficking and membrane mechanics. There, Adai developed a new method to measure lipid membrane tension. His research work has been published in numerous international journals, between them Nature Communications, Cells, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Chemistry, JACS, and PNAS. Recently, he has been awarded with Ikerbasque and Ramon y Cajal Fellow.