PhD candidate - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
Since September 2011
Nanotechnology-based in-vitro diagnostics: - Characterization of bioreceptors (i.e. DNA aptamers, antibodies) with different techniques (i.e. Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Force-induced dissociation, Biolayer Interferometry (BLI)) - Biofunctionalization of sensor surfaces (i.e. magnetic microparticles, gold substrates, polystyrene substrates) - Bioassay (i.e immunoassay) and new diagnostic tools development
February 2013 --- March 2013
Exploration and optimization of different strategies for attaching DNA-aptamers to magnetic microparticles.
January 2012 --- June 2012
Application of magnetic tweezers to the study of the force-induced dissociation of protein-protein and DNA-protein complexes.
September 2009 --- August 2011
Development of magnetic particle based electrochemical biosensors for the detection of pathogenic bacteria.
AdaptabilityCommunicativeCollaborationEfficiencyProactivityResult OrientedInterest in knowledgeResponsibilityFlexibility
R&D Biochemistry Scientific writingAnalytical ChemistryAssay developmentEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)ImmunoassaysFluorescence MicroscopyMicrosoft OfficeBiomarkersBiotechnologyMagnetic particles
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioscience Engineering from University of Leuven in 2015
Master of Science (MSc) in Chemical, Biochemical and Structural Analysis from Universidad de Oviedo in 2011
Licentiate degree in Analytical Chemistry from Universidad de Oviedo in 2010
IB diploma programme in from International Baccalaureate Organization in 2005