Madhurima Chattopadhyay is a doctoral student at Poznan University of Technology, Poland working on membrane biophysics. She finished her Master's studies in Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University, India in 2018. Her research focuses on the role of biological water on lipid dynamics and molecular interactions. She works with biomimetic cell membranes using fluorescence microscopy and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) technique. Her research provided new insights on the molecular basis of hydration-dependence of lateral diffusion of lipids. Being a freshman researcher, she has already published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and filed a few patent applications.
Title : Hydration layer of few molecules controls lateral diffusion of lipids in biomembranes