. UNIANDES. Physics Department - Manu Forero Shelton


Department of Physics

Selector de Idiomas

Manu Forero Shelton

Office: BD. Ip-405
Telephone: (571) 339-4949, Ext. 2621
Web Page: CvLAC
Biophysics Group
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Office Hours: BY appointment


Academic degrees:
  • Ph.D. in Science (Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, 2007)
  • M.Sc. in Physics (University of Washington, USA, 2004)
  • Physicist (U. of California, Berkeley, USA, 1999)
  • Applied Mathematician (U. of California, Berkeley, USA, 1999)
Research Area:
  • Biophysics: Cellular and molecular mechanics, bacterial adhesion, atomic force microscopy and advanced optical microscopy..
Other research interests:
  • Education: Physics teaching, minimally invasive learning.
Current Research:
  • Mechanical and adhesion properties of bacterial pili, spectroscopy of forces applied to lipid membranes, cells and proteins. Microscopy for the measurement of ocean marine acidification effects on marine organisms and mechanical models of coral. For further project details see the biophysics group page.
Service to the Department:
  • Faculty representative to the School of Sciences.
  • Technical Committee of the confocal microscope.
  • Technical Manager of the atomic force microscope at the microscopy center.
  • Ethics Committee of the School of Science.
  • Editorial Committee of the Hypothesis Magazine.
Current teaching assignment: