Maitane Muñoz Basagoiti


I am a postdoc in the group of Andela Šarić at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), where I study the origin of the cellular organization in eukaryotic cells using coarse-grained Molecular Dynamics simulations.

I completed my PhD in 2022 under the supervision of Zorana Zeravcic and Olivier Rivoire at ESPCI Paris, where I worked on designing a minimal catalyst using programmable matter. During this time, I also studied the folding of short colloidal polymer chains in collaboration with Jasna Brujic and Angus McMullen. You can read my PhD thesis here.


Mar 8, 2024 I have given a talk on symbiosis at ISTA’s Think & Drink on International Women’s day ♀
Mar 1, 2024 I have started teaching an introductory course on Molecular Dynamics at ISTA.
Dec 1, 2023 I presented a poster at the Vienna Soft Matter Day in the Erwin Schrödinger Institute
Sep 8, 2023 I gave a talk on controlling colloidomer folding at the ISCM in Osaka
May 31, 2023 Our paper on constructing a minimal catalyst with colloidal particles is out in Soft Matter