Prof. Pablo Taboada Antelo
Pablo Taboada gained his PhD in 1999 at the Univ. of Santiago of Compostela (USC). His PhD experimental research (almost 3 years) was done at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Manchester under the supervision of Prof. D. Attwood and Prof. M.N. Jones. During this time, he was involved in the analysis of the supramolecular assembly processes of drugs and protein-drug complexes and their biological implications, the seminal topic of the PhD thesis. After the PhD, he does three postdoctoral stays at USC, Univ. Manchester and Univ. College Dublin, where he got familiar (Manchester and USC) with the synthesis and characterization of new block copolymers and their potential as drug/gene delivery nanocarriers. At the end of 2001, he was recipient of a Ramón y Cajal fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation for the reincorporation in the National Science System for bringing new research lines to USC. In 2007, he became Associate Professor and in 2021 Full Professor. He has also been visiting professor in the Organic Materials Innovation Center (U. of Manchester) and in the Univ. of Guadalajara (México). He also collaborated in national and international projects and contracts with companies and institutions as Sanofi-Winthrop, Glaxo-SmithKline Beecham, Fundación Areces, CTAG, etc.
His current main research interests include the development of new hybrid multifunctional nanostructures with capabilities for controlled drug delivery, simultaneous diagnostic imaging and therapy (theranosis), (bio)sensing and energy applications. In parallel, PT research further focuses on the analysis of biological responses to the presence of nanomaterials in complex biological media and the study of self-assembly processes of (bio)polymers and the development of polymeric and hybrid scaffolds for regenerative medicine. PT has co-authored 215 papers included in JCR (h-index 37, >4900 citations) and has participated as PI or team member in more than 44 national/international competitive research projects and contracts with different public and private institutions, and 3 patents. He has imparted more than 35 invited talks in conferences and presented more than 160 works (oral and poster contributions) to different national /international congresses. He has supervised 19 PhD thesis (other 11 on-going), 18 MSc thesis and different Final Year Degree Research Works. He has also imparted seminars in different academic institutions. He is also reviewer of more than 40 journals; referee of different national and international agencies (AEI, ANEP, R&D Agency of Andalucía, Poland, Georgia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Ministries of Science of Argentina and Uruguay); member of the editorial board of several journals (Frontiers of Bioscience, Pharmaceutics, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology); and recipient of the Excellence Emerging Researcher Grant in 2010 from the Galician Government.