Dr. Rocío Esquembre Tomé

Associate Professor, Universidad Miguel Hernandez


Molecular and Cellular Design


Molecular Recognizement and Protein Engineering

Biothermodynamics of Molecular Recognition Processes

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  • Application of fluorescence spectroscopy to the biophysical characterization of biological systems in non-conventional environments.
  • Materials and nanocomposites development and characterization as biotechnological tools.
  • Fluorescent bio-sensors development.


  • Previous positions:
  1. Experimental and tehcnical research fellow from Instituto Alicantino de Cultura Juan Gil-Albert. Diputación Provincial de Alicante at IBMC, 2004.
  2. Laboratory technician, Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular, Universidad Miguel Hernández, 2005.
  3. Predoctoral fellow from Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología at IBMC, 2006-2010.
  4. Researcher at Fundación de Investigación del Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, 2011.
  • Postdoctoral position: 
  1. CQFM-Centro de Química-Física Molecular e IN- Instituto de Nanociência e Nanotecnologia, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal). (Prof. Manuel Prieto)
  • PhD in degree cum laude and theis special prize at the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Universidad Miguel Hernández, (Superior: Dra. C. Reyes Mateo Martínez).
  • Degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry


Kahveci Z., et al. (2014)

Materials (Basel), DOI: 10.3390/ma7032120

Selective Interaction of a Cationic Polyfluorene with Model Lipid Membranes: Anionic versus Zwitterionic Lipids.

Esquembre R., et al. (2013)

Int. J. Mol. Sci., DOI: 10.1039/c3cp44299c

Thermal unfolding and refolding of lysozyme in deep eutectic solvents and their aqueous dilutions.

Esquembre R., et al. (2012)

Medicines, DOI: 10.1039/c1sm06264f

Immobilization and characterization of giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) within porous silica glasses.

Esquembre R., et al. (2007)

Int. J. Mol. Sci., DOI: 10.1021/jp068685y

Fluorescence Study of the Fluidity and Cooperativity of the Phase Transitions of Zwitterionic and Anionic Liposomes Confined in Sol-Gel Glasses.

Ferrer M.L., et al. (2006)

Medicines, DOI: 10.1021/cm052087z

Freezing of binary colloidal systems for the formation of hierarchy assemblies.

Esquembre R., et al. (2005)

Int. J. Mol. Sci., DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2005.04.018

Fluorometric detection of nitric oxide  using 2,3-diaminonaphthalene incorporated in β-cyclodextrin.