Dr. Julián Bergueiro Álvarez received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2007. In 2008 he obtained the MS in Organic Chemistry and in 2013 he received his PhD from USC for his work in sterecontrolled synthesis of retinoids employing transition metal catalyzed reactions in the key steps. During the last year of his PhD he joined the group of Prof. R. Riguera and Prof. E. Quiñoá to work on the synthesis and characterization of stimuli response helical polymers and poly(phenylacetylene)s@gold nanoparticles nanocomposites. In October 2013, he joined Prof. M. Calderón group to carry out his postdoctoral research at Freie Universität Berlin. In 2016 he stayed at Aida lab in Tokyo University. Recently he joined Granja/Montenegro labs at CIQUS (University of Santiago de Compostela) within the Spanish Ministry of Science returning program Juan de la Cierva.
His current research is focused on the application of new polymer and peptide designs to biological challenges.