Pau received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Barcelona, where he did his PhD on Active Matter in the group of Self-Organized Complex Materials, under the supervision of Drs. Jordi Ignés and Francesc Sagués. There he focused on developing strategies for controlling the dynamics of active gels. Then Pau moved to Geneva to work in the lab of Dr. Aurélien Roux to study self-organization principles inducing remodeling within cell monolayers.
“My interest is to understand the role of biophysical and topological properties of tissue microenvironments, such as stem cell niches, in modulating cell fate. Thus, the ability to precisely tune and control extracellular cell/organelle shape and geometry in 2D and 3D, is of critical importance. PRIMO has been incredibly useful in this regard!”