Nicolás Palopoli

Nicolás Palopoli

General Coordination, Advisory Committee

Grupo de Bioinformática Estructural - UNQ

Nicolás is an Adjunct Researcher at the National Research Council in Argentina (CONICET) and a member of the Structural Bioinformatics Group at the National University of Quilmes (UNQ, Buenos Aires, Argentina). His research is focused on understanding the functional nature of proteins, with special attention to their evolutionary relationships and interactions in biological systems. He is co-author of numerous scientific articles and two book chapters oriented to science communication.

He is secretary of the Argentine Association of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (A2B2C) since 2017 and co-founded the Regional Group of Bioinformatics Students in Argentina (RSG-Argentina) in 2010. In these roles he has promoted the organization of conferences, the creation of professional networks and the delivery of technical and pedagogical training courses.

Since 2008 he has been teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and extension courses, both in person and virtual, at different educational institutions and also for communities of practice. He is certified as instructor and trainer for The Carpentries. He is currently pursuing a Specialization in Virtual Education at UNQ.

Nicolás joined MetaDocencia since its first week in March 2020. He currently participates in the general coordination and is chair of the advisory committee.


  • Proteins
  • Computational Biology
  • Evolution
  • Open Science
  • Education
  • Science Communication


  • PhD in Basic and Applied Sciences

    Universidad de Quilmes

  • Licenciate degree in Biotechnology

    Universidad de Quilmes