Paula Sotelo Parrilla

Paula completed an Undergraduate degree in Biochemistry in 2016 by the University of Seville, after which she joined the University of Edinburgh to do a Master of Science in Biochemistry.

She had always been passionate about Structural Biology, so she joined the JP lab (University of Edinburgh) in 2018 to start her PhD. The aim of her PhD is understanding how cell division works at the molecular level by biochemically and structurally characterising key mitotic regulators. Particularly, she is interested in finding new interaction partners of the Ska complex, protein involved in kinetochore-microtubule attachments. 

Outside the lab, she is passionate about painting, drawing and graphic design. She is an advocate of using new technologies and social media to innovate how we teach and learn. She is also a proud member of the Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK (SRUK), a non-profit organisation for Science Communication in which she is the Secretary of the Scottish Constituency.



Vit G, Duro J, Rajendraprasad G, Hertz EPT, Katrine L, Holland K, Weisser MB, McEwan BC, Lopez-Mendez B, Sotelo-Parrilla P, Jeyaprakash AA, Montoya G, Mailand N, Maeda K, Kettenbach A, Barisic M and Nilsson J.  Chemogenetic Profiling Reveals PP2A-Independent Cytotoxicity of Proposed PP2A Activators iHAP1 and DT-061. EMBO J (2022) 41(14):e110611

Ueki Y, Hadders M, Weisser MB, Nasa I, Sotelo-Parrilla P, Cressey LE, Gupta T, Hertz ET, Kruse T, Montoya G, Jeyaprakash AA, Kettenbach A, Lens SMA and Nilsson J (2021) A highly conserved binding pocket on PP2A-B56 is required for hSgo1 binding and cohesion protection during mitosis. EMBO Rep (2021) May11;e52295. Doi: