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URPÍ, LOURDES

Edifici ETSEIB, PG0 (23:9)
Av. Diagonal, 647
Campus Sud - UPC
08028 BARCELONA
Tel 93 401 56 48
Fax 93 401 09 78
lourdes.urpiarrobaGupc.edu
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Lourdes URPI Garriga

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

 


Education
B. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Barcelona, 1984.
Master Degree in Chemistry, University of Barcelona, 1986.
Ph. D. in Chemistry, University of Barcelona, 1992.
Supervisor of Radioactive Facilities – Nuclear Safety Council (CSN), Bellaterra (Spain), 2006.
Research Interest
- Crystallization studies in general.
- Structure of oligomers of  polymers and polymers.
- Structure of oligonucleotides and the effect of the sequence in the structure.
- Structure of small molecules like small peptides and nucleotides.
Profesional Societies
Spanish Biophysical Society, since 1994.
Catalan Chemical Society, since 1996.
Spanish Biophysical Society, since 1994.
Catalan Chemical Society, since 1996.
Selected Publications
D. De Luchi, L. Urpí, J.A. Subirana, J. L. Campos. “DNA Coiled Coil Superstructures in Oligonucleotide Crystals”. Ind. Eng.  Chem. Res., 50, 5218 – 5224  (2011).
J. Pous, L. Urpí, J.A. Subirana, C. Gouyette,  J. Navaza,  J.L. Campos. “Stabilization by Extra-Helical Thymines of a DNA Duplex with Hoogsteen Base Pairs”. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 6755- 6760 (2008).
J.L. Campos, L. Urpí, T. Sanmartín, C. Gouyette, J.A. Subirana. “DNA coiled coils”. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 102, 3663- 3666 (2005).
L. Malinina, L. Urpí, X. Salas, T. Huynh-Dinh, J.A. Subirana. “Recombination-like Structure of d(CCGCGG)”. J. Mol. Biol., 243,  484-493  (1994).
L. Urpí, P. Villaseñor, A. Rodríguez-Galán, J. Puiggalí. “Crystal structure of N,N’-dipropylsuberamide and N,N’-dipropylsebacamide as a packing model of alpha-form of even-even nylons”. Macromol. Chem. Phys., 201, 1726-1734 (2000).
L. Urpí, J. Navaza, J.A. Subirana. “Alternation of DNA and solvent layers in the A form of d(GGCGCC) obtained by ethanol crystallization”. J. Biomol. Struct. & Dyn., 18, 363-369 (2000).
L. Urpí, A. Rodríguez-Galán, J. Puiggalí. “Study of Diethyl 3,12-diaza-4,11-dioxo-tetradecanedioate as a Model Compound of Poly(ester Amide)s Derived from Glycine”. Macromol. Chem. Phys., 199, 1167-1173 (1998).
L. Urpí, V. Tereshko, L. Malinina, T. Huynh-Dinh, J.A. Subirana. “Structure of the d(CTAG) sequence in oligonucleotides: Comparison with the trp and met represor-operator complexes”. Nature Struct. Biol., 3, 325-328 (1996).
L. Malinina, L. Urpí, X. Salas, T. Huynh-Dinh, J.A. Subirana. “Recombination-like Structure of d(CCGCGG)”. J. Mol. Biol., 243, 484-493  (1994).
S. Neidle, L. Urpí, P. Serafinowski, D. Whitby. “The Anti-conformation of 2’,3’-dideoxy Nucleosides May Be Essential for Anti-HIV Activity: Evidence from the Crystal Structure of 2’,3’-dideoxy Formicin A”. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm., 161, 910-916 (1989).
L. Urpí, M. Coll, J.A. Subirana, X. Solans, M. Font-Altaba. “Structure of the Dipeptide L-Prolyl-L-lysine Acetate. A new Conformation of the Lysine Side Chain”. Acta Crystallographica, Section C, 44, 281-285 (1988).
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