My name is Camila Renjifo Ibáñez, I'm a Colombian biologist with PhD in Tropical Medicine from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), University of Liverpool. During my PhD I developed the first toxin-specific antivenom to improve the treatment of snakebite in Africa, by using the principles of reverse vaccinology. I did my PhD internship at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Structural Biology, Oxford Protein Production Facility, in the recombinant production of multiepitope immunogens for murine and ovine immunization. In parallel, I've been involved in the study of molecular evolution of proteins involved in pathology, for their neutralization.
I returned to Colombia in 2013 and currently hold a research position at Corpoica (Colombian Corporation for Research in Agriculture). My research line focuses on the implementation of reverse vaccinology principles for the bioinformatic design of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic inmunobiologicals for diseases that affect livestock production in Colombia.