Benjamí Oller-Salvia - Program leader
I am a devoted educator and researcher. My scientific interests lie in merging chemistry and bioengineering to develop biomolecules and nanosystems for biomedical applications. I hold an Assistant Professor position at IQS and pursue research as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow and soon as a "La Caixa" Junior Leaders Fellow. I coordinate the research program Peptide & Protein Engineering for Targeted Nanotherapeutics (PPTN) within the Materials Engineering Group at IQS.
I am driven by the wish to achieve a better and more sustainable world by means of technological and social transformation. I keep my energy balance through martial arts, running, hiking, and gardening.
Roberta (Beba) Lucchi - PhD candidate in Bioengineering
I come from Rome with a Biotechnology background. At IQS, I will be working on the development of nano-biotherapeutics for systemic delivery to brain cancer. In the future, I would like to use all my knowledge to increase our understanding of cancer and to contribute to the development of innovative and more efficient therapies.
In my free time, I enjoy visiting historical places and art museums, as well as relaxing in nature, reading and cooking.
Marc Relats Camps - MSc candidate in Materials Sciences
I am a chemical engineer interested in biomaterials and polymer science. I am currently working on stimuli-sensitive coatings to reduce the promiscuity of gene delivery systems.
Beyond science, I enjoy running, cycling, and hiking. I am also interested in languages and music.
Maria Lucana Meneses - MSc candidate in Materials Sciences
I am a chemist and, in my master's degree project, I will be working on the development of peptides for biomedical applications. More precisely, I will focus on the generation of cyclic peptides for the targeting of nanotherapeutics.
In my spare time, I enjoy embroidery, knitting, and drawing. I also like music; I play the clarinet and I am learning to play the guitar.
Marc Sabartés Mirabete - BSc candidate in Biotechnology
In my TFG project, I will be working on the development of stimulus-sensitive ligands targeting nanotherapies.
Beyond science, I enjoy running, climbing, and hiking in nature. I am also concerned about promoting a fairer world.
Maria García Sagarra - BSc candidate in Biotechnology
I am interested in contributing to the development of new therapeutics and I dream of becoming a great scientist. I am currently working on the computational design of new stimulus-sensitive ligands.
In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, spending time with my family and friends, hiking in the mountains, playing video games, and reading.
Teresa Gordo Buisán - BSc candidate in Chemistry
I have a background in chemistry and environmental sciences. Throughout my studies, I have developed a strong interest in biomaterials and biomedicine. I am currently working on the synthesis of peptides capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier.
In my spare time, I find pleasure in cooking and I practice yoga and kickboxing. I love poetry and I venture in new book clubs whenever the opportunity arises.
We team up with Prof. Salvador Borrós and the other members of the Materials Engineering Group (GEMAT, https://gemat.iqs.edu/en_US/) sharing our expertise in peptide and protein development and learning from their knowledge in biomaterials engineering.
Former team members
Former master students
Noelia Hernández Lobato
Inés Peciña Vaquero
Alejandro García Torrado
Former undergraduate Students
Albert Roig Martínez
Jordi Bentanachs Raset
Mei Gascón Burillo
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