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Gabriela Gil Alvaradejo
Born in 1988, México City (Mexico)


Born and raised in the city of Puebla, I moved to Mexico City to major in Chemistry at the National University of Mexico (UNAM). I always wanted to see snow so in 2011 I moved to freeze and earn a double Master degree in Materials Science from Augsburg University, in Germany, and Université Catholique de Louvain, in Belgium. My love for tacos pulled me back to Mexico for a few months in 2013 to do a traineeship for a Mexican polymer company that belongs to BASF. I have spent a few summers TAing chemistry classes for super smart kids on the east coast of the US (and going to the beach when not working). Happy to be back in Germany, I joined the group of Dr. Delaittre to start a PhD focused on developing recombinant enzymes and synthesizing multifunctional linkers to specifically immobilize proteins on a nanostructured surface. When not working on something chemistry-related, I enjoy traveling, challenging people to ping pong and playing tennis. Mostly tennis.




Since 10/2014

PhD Student in the Junior Group of Dr Guillaume Delaittre at the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics and the Preparative Macromolecular Chemistry team at the Institute of Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, both within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany.

06/2014 – 08/2014
Teaching Assistant for the course “Chemistry in Society” at John Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth in Bristol, RI (summers of 2011, 2013 and 2014).

11/2013 – 05/2014
Trainee for Industrias Polioles, a Mexican company part of the BASF Group, in the Polyurethane Systems division.

10/2011 – 06/2013
Master of Science as part of the International FAME Program (Functional Advanced Materials & Engineering), funded by the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Commission. Double degree awarded by Augsburg University, in Germany, and Université Catholique de Louvain, in Belgium.  Master thesis “Intein activation by intramolecular disulfide bond reduction”, under the supervision of Prof. Patrice Soumillion at the Institute of Life Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain.

09/2006 – 06/2011
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Project entitled “Novel Protein Crystal Growth Electrochemical Cell for Applications in X-ray Diffraction and Atomic Force Microscopy” under the supervision of Prof. Abel Moreno at the Institute of Chemistry, UNAM.




2017 - Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) travel grant (3-month internship abroad)
- Biointerfaces International Graduate School conference travel grant
2014 CONACYT (National Council of Science and Technology - Mexico) Scholarship for Doctoral Studies.
2011 Erasmus Mundus scholarship for FAME Master’s Program.
2011 SEP (Mexican Secretariat of Public Education) scholarship to write undergraduate thesis.




2. Maleimide End-Functionalized Poly(2-oxazoline)s by the Functional Initiator Route: Synthesis and (Bio)conjugation
G. Gil Alvaradejo, M. Glassner, R. Hoogenboom, G. Delaittre* submitted

1. Novel Protein Crystal Growth Electrochemical Cell For Applications In X-ray Diffraction and Atomic Force Microscopy
G. Gil-Alvaradejo, R.R. Ruiz-Arellano, C. Owen, A. Rodríguez-Romero, E. Rudiño-Piñera, M.K. Antwi, V. Stojanoff, A. Moreno Cryst. Growth Des. 2011, 11, 3917–3922.




Last update: February 19, 2018