Juan Camilo Torres Bonilla


College / University

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg; Radboud University, Semester abroad

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Medical biotechnology, Protein and genetic engineering




Lab Experience

Molecular cloning, protein expression, and IMAC purification, ELISA, Cell culture, Gels and standard molecular biology techniques, Computer modelling (COMSOL Multiphysics).

Projects / Research

2020: Rewiring cancer cell signaling through a toxin-inspired system for cytosolic protein delivery. "A computational investigation of in-vivo cytosolic protein delivery for cancer therapy" - soon to be submitted for publication, first author. Biochemistry dept. at the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Nijmegen (NL)

Scholarships / Awards

2020 – 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School.
2019 – 2020: Erasmus+ Scholarship
2018 – 2019: Deutschlandstipendium


The “engineering parts” of protein and genetic engineering: Any field where there is freedom for and/or the need for innovative solutions to problems barring the way towards progress, and where knowledge or molecular mechanisms may be transplanted from other fields to McGyver a ‘Frankensteinian’ creation that does our bidding. Examples include cytosolic protein delivery, where challenges abound, or synthetic biology, where many fields intersect + Frankenstein. Additional interests: Structural biology, virology, immunology, robotics and mechanical engineering. Proud creator and developer of Microbial Combat®, a dueling card game revolving around microbiology and immunology.