PhD Theses

Zhongrui Luo will defend his PhD Thesis on 29 September 2020 at 11 am!

The PhD Researcher Zhongrui Luo from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group (NN) at ICMAB will defend his PhD thesis on Tuesday, 29 September 2020, at 11 am at the ICMAB. The PhD Thesis Defense will be held by videoconference from the ICMAB Meeting Room.  Register here to attend the PhD Thesis defense via Zoom. 

21 September 2020

In vivo interactions between food availability and nanoparticles in Caenorhabditis elegans

by Zhongrui Luo, Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group (NN) , ICMAB

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Time: 11  am
Venue: ICMAB - Meeting Room (VIDEOCONFERENCE). Register here to attend the PhD Thesis defense via Zoom. 

Abstract: During the last decades, nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely used in various fields, especially in medical applications such as drugs, imaging agents, and drug-delivery carriers. However, they also raised public concerns regarding the potential adverse influences on human health. Collective efforts from worldwide researchers in materials and biological science have been invested in investigating the toxicity mechanisms of different NPs.

In this thesis, we dedicated major efforts to apply (Caenorhabditis elegans) C. elegans as a robust and simple model organism for toxicity assessments of assorted NPs. The general objective of this thesis was to study effects of food availability on nano-bio interactions between superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) or 10 nm AuNPs and C. elegans, and prove that this small animal can be used to study alimentary effects.


  • Anna Laromaine, Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Committee:

  • President: Esther Dalfó Capellac, Univeristat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, Spain
  • Secretary: Núria Benseny Cases, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Vocal: Lucía Gutiérrez Marruedo, Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón - Universidad de Zaragoza
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