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Nessim Kichik obtained a BSc in Chemistry from UNAM (Mexico) and his PhD from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona with Ernest Giralt.

Prior to joining King’s College London, he worked as a Marie Curie Fellow in the National Institute for Medical Research with Andres Ramos to study protein-DNA interactions relevant to the transcriptional regulation of the MYC oncogene.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, Nessim is studying the structural basis of Candida albicans infections. He is currently using structural techniques, such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography, in combination with biophysical methods, to characterize the molecular mechanisms of hyphal C. albicans tissue invasion and immunity activation.