PhD Jorge González Bacerio

I am from the Department of Biochemistry – Centre for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology, University of Havana, Cuba. I am at the beginning of my independent scientific career. I reach the PhD degree in 2016. At present, I am the head of my own research group, dedicated to identify inhibitors of the neutral metallo-aminopeptidases involved in different human infectious diseases, such as malaria and Chagas disease. I wanted to travel to Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, School of Life Science, University of Dundee, because I don’t have in my University the required infrastructure for parasite cultures. I learned there the hard procedure to standardize a fluorogenic kinetic assay for inhibitor identification.