Group News


February 2016. Idoia Mikelez from the EHU/UPV and Arianna Toppi from the Università degli Studi di Firenze join the group to complete their Master Thesis.


January 2016. María Jesús García Granda joins the group for the PhD. Welcome!


December 2015. Congratulations to Dr. Luca Salassa for getting a Ikerbasque Research Professor position!!


November 2015. Macarena successfully defended her PhD thesis at the EHU/UPV. Congratulations Maca, we will miss you at the lab!


June 2015. Giordano Traini joins the group to do his PhD as part of the Tollerant European project.


May 2015. Our new publication "An Iron Oxide Nanocarrier Loaded with a Pt(IV) Prodrug and Immunostimulatory dsRNA for Combining Complementary Cancer Killing Effects" just came out in Advanced Healthcare Materials, also including the journal internal cover picture.


March 2015. Our latest paper has just been published on Dalton Transactions, "Enhanced Cancer Cell Killing of a Pt(IV) prodrug Promoted by Outer-Sphere Coordination with Polyethyleneimines"


December 2014. Emmanuel's second paper on the use of upconversion nanoparticles for the photoactivation of anticancer metal complexes!


August 2014. Our group's new article "An Iron Oxide Nanocarrier for dsRNA to Target Lymph Nodes and Strongly Activate Cells of the Immune System" just got published in Small. Congratulations to Macarena also for the frontispiece!!


June 2014. Congratulations to Amaia for the Best Poster Award at the 4th Early Stage Researchers Workshop!


June 2014. Macarena, Emmanuel, Javi, Nina, Amaia, Ana and Silvia present their research work at the 4th Early Stage Researchers Workshop at IMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid.


June 2014. Silvia Alonso de Castro joins the group for her PhD. Welcome!


May 2014. A whole year has gone by and Abraha Habtemariam left Donostia to go back to Warwick. Thanks for all your help!


April 2014. Patricia Ansorena joins the group as a technician. Welcome!


March 2014. Aintzane Zabaleta Azpiroz joins the group as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!


March 2014. Emmanuel starts a 3 month COST Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) in the Groningen Research Institute or Pharmacy.


December 2013. Congratulations to Amaia for obtaining one of the highly competitive PhD fellowships from the Basque Government for 2013!


December 2013. Our paper entitled “Two novel ternary di-copper(II) μ-guanazole complexes with aromatic amines: strongly activated by quantum dots for DNA cleavage” was just published as ASAP article in Inorganic Chemistry. Congratulations to Javi!


December 2013. Congratulations to Amaia for her 1st journal cover. Check it out in the first issue of 2014 of Particle & Particle Systems Characterization!


December 2013. Congratulations to Emmanuel for his 1st PhD publication entitled “Near Infrared Photolysis of a Ru Polypyridyl Complex by Upconverting Nanoparticles”, which has just been published in Chem. Commun.!


November 2013. Our review entitled “Light Harvesting and Photoemission by Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Therapy” was just accepted for publication in the special issue highlighting particle research in the Basque country of Particle & Particle Systems Characterization. Congratulations to the entire PDT team!


July 2013. Macarena presents her latest research results at the Gordon Research Conference on Cancer Nanotechnology, Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT, USA.


June 2013. Ana Isabel Bocanegra Gondan joins the group as PhD student with a FPI Fellowship (MINECO-Spain). Welcome!


May 2013. Ane and Malou present their latest research results at The Ninth Elsinore Meeting On Infection Immunity, LO-Skolen, Elsinore, Denmark.


May 2013. Abraha Habtemariam joins the group for a year thanks to an Ikerbasque Visiting Professor Fellowship.






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