My scientific work is interdisciplinary encompassing chemistry, materials science and biology and inspired by my work experience at world leading institutions in three different continents. My research steps are intrepid, innovative and solid from synthesis of materials to cell cultures pushing the state of the art while blending disciplines. I strongly believe on the power of scientists to speed the translation of materials to a final product and its potential to run the world-economies.
Since May 2011 I joined the ICMAB-CSIC as Researcher within the Group of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites.
Currently my research is divided in two parts: 1) the production of bacterial cellulose materials and their nanocomposites and 2) the evaluation of nanoparticles using different approaches such as cell cultures and the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
cellulose, nanoparticles, biomaterials, nanocomposites and Caenorhabditis elegans
Oct14-May16,MBA, Pompeu Fabra University. (Spain).
Sept00-Feb05, PhD Chemistry, University Autònoma of Barcelona(Spain) Prof. C.Viñas
Sept96-Jun00,Bachelor in Chemistry, University of Girona, (Spain).
July16-now; Tenured Scientist, CSIC-ICMAB (Spain) (C)
May11-June16; Tenure Track RyC, CSIC-ICMAB (Spain) Prof.A.Roig(C)
Sept08-April11; Postdoctoral ,Harvard Univ. (USA) Prof.G.M.Whitesides(F+C)
March-Sept08; Postdoctoral,Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) Prof.F.Stellacci(F)
Oct06; Visiting Scientist, Korean Research Inst. Biomedical and Bioeng. Prof.B.Chung(F)
May05-Feb08; Postdoctoral, Imperial College London (UK) Prof.M.M.Stevens(F+C)
Sept-Nov03; Predoctoral, Liege University (Belgium) Prof.A.Demonceau(F)
June-Sept99; Research assistant, University of Girona (Spain) Prof.A.Llobet
Oct14-16,Fellowship to pursue MBA at the UPF Business Management School.
May11-April16, Tenure Track Ramón y Cajal competitive contract MICINN (Spain).
Sept08-Sept09, Fulbright Postdoc. Fellowship Catalan Government (Spain-USA).
June06-June08,Postdoc. Beatriu de Pinós Catalan Government (Spain).
Sept-Oct06,Travel Bursary from OSI Oxford University (UK).
Feb06-Jun06, Postdoc. for Nanotechnology Research Catalan Government (Spain).
Sept02-Sept04, Predoc. for specialized research lines with industrial interest CSIC (Spain).
Sept00-Sept02, Predoc. MEC and specialized research lines with industrial interest CSIC (Spain).
Awards, July16,Fellow l´Oreal for Women in Science
March14, Femtalent award to the Emerging Talent.
Nov07, Extraordinary Award of Doctorate awarded by UAB (Barcelona).
Last papers published:
Bio-identity and fate of albumin-coated IONs evaluated in cells and by the C. elegans model S-M. Yu, L.González-Moragas, M. Milla, A. Kolovou, R. Santarella-Mellwig, Y. Schwab, A. Laromaine*, A. Roig Acta Biomaterialia, 2016, 43, 348-357. IF: 6.04 Field(F):Q1, 2th/33Material Science.
Albumin-coated SPIONs: an experimental and theoretical evaluation of protein conformation, binding affinity and competition with serum proteins S-M. Yu, A. Peralvarez-Marin, C. Minelli, J. Faraudo, A. Roig, A. Laromaine* Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 30, 14393-14405. IF: 7.76 F: Q1, 18th/163 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary.
C. elegans as a tool for in vivo nanoparticle assessment L. González- Moragas, A. Roig, A. Laromaine,* Adv. Colloids and Interface Science, 2015,219:10-26. IF:7.8, C:6,. F:Q1, 17th/144 Chemistry, Physical.
Paper-Supported Three-Dimensional Cell Culture for Tissue-Based Bioassays, R.Derda, A.Laromaine, A.Mamoto, S.Tang, T.Mammoto, D.Ingber, G.M.Whitesides. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2010, 106, 44, 18457. IF:9.4, F: Q1, 4 th/63 Multidisciplinary sciences. C: 164. Highlighted in Nature Methods 2009,6,12,865.