Dr. Anna Laromaine
Dr. Anna Laromaine obtained her degree in Chemistry from the Girona University (2000). She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (2005). Her PhD thesis focused in the synthesis of carboranes for catalysis and medical therapies. In 2005, she moved to the Imperial College London as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Molly M. Stevens where they developed a colorimetric sensor to detect proteases based in gold nanoparticles and peptides. In March 2008, she moved to the USA to continue her research at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology in the group of Prof. Francesco Stellacci studying the replication of patterned surfaces using DNA and peptides using supramolecular interactions. Then, she joined the group of Prof. George M. Whitesides at Harvard University as a postdoctoral researcher for three years, developing 3D cell cultures in paper and combining microfluidic techniques and C. elegans. In May 2011, she re-incorporated at the ICMAB-CSIC in the group of Dr. Anna Roig as a Ramón y Cajal fellow. Her current research combines the disciplines of material science, chemistry and biology towards medical applications. In brief, they study the development of inorganic based nanoparticles and their assessment in biological relevant environments.
She published 24 papers in high impact journals, she holds 6 patents and she is co-founder of the start-up OsmoBlue Technology. Anna has recently been recognized with the Talent Emergent award from FemTalent.