About Angel S.

Mexican scientist. Photographer when there is a camera (look up at my flickr page https://www.flickr.com/gp/51984832@N07/x1rob5), bad singer when there is enough shit to drain out from his soul, and sometimes podcaster...

Angel at the University of Warwick

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Angel is looking at the use of molecules found in biosupramolecular systems as building blocks, such as guanine, to produce oligo(aniline)-based materials with anisotropic properties. Thus, the understanding of the self-assembling properties of these kind of building blocks becomes crucial to achieve control over the morphology and the molecular architecture of the final material. The Symposium on Nucleic Acids, Hydrogen Bonding and Supramolecular Chemistry has provided to him the opportunity to talk and listen to various scientists experts in the area such as Jeffery Davis, University of Maryland, USA, and Stefano Masiero, University of Bologna, Italy. Both experts in the study of self-assembly of nucleobases and their use as functional materials. Angel is now back in Bristol, after an exciting scientific day at University of Warwick, with new insights and ideas in how to take advantage of the different self-assembling properties of guanine-based complexes to face his current scientific challenges to produce anisotropic oligo(aniline)-based materials.

A day out in the Cheddar Gorge


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Feli, Alex, Angel and Carl have spent the weekend hiking the Cheddar Gorge. This natural area is the home of the Cheddar man and the most popular cheese in the UK. This world famous site offers the chance to admire stunning landscapes and stalactite caverns. The guys have finished this sunny day with a delicious lunch at one of the local restaurants, where they haven’t missed the opportunity to enjoy a piece of the local cheddar cheese!

The gorge would have begun forming about one million years ago during the last Ice Age when water from melting glaciers formed a river, which over time started to carve into the limestone rock creating the steep cliffs you see today. The Cheddar Yeo River gradually made its way underground, creating the famous Cheddar Caves.