Javier Carrera
2017, Europe
Researcher at Stanford University

Over the last five years, the research scientist at Stanford University, Javier Carrera, has formed part of a multi-disciplinary team of bioengineers, software engineers, and computational biologists that has developed a groundbreaking technology that enables living single-cell simulation with computer software. Specifically, he is working towards a whole-cell computer model of Escherichia coli in the aim of understanding antibiotic resistance and facilitating a design platform for antibacterial therapies. Carrera hopes this technology will provide researchers with an in-depth knowledge of how bacterial cells work, ultimately facilitating the design of more effective therapies to treat bacterial infections. This research path will undoubtedly increase the knowledge generation and breakthroughs in biotechnology and medicine.