Ms. Noelia Hernandez
Noelia obtained her 4-year Bachelor degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain, in 2018. In her second academic year, she did a summer internship at the Parc de Recerca Taulí in collaboration with the Inorganic Chemistry Department at the UAB where she participated in the development of functionalised gold nanoparticles for the treatment of melanoma. After that, in 2017 she did an internship at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), where her research project was based on the generation of liposomes using microfluidics. After this summer internship, she performed her Final Degree Project at IBEC and focused on the encapsulation of antibiotics in microfluidic-generated liposomes for the treatment of bacterial infections. In 2020, she completed her Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Universitat Ramón Llull – IQS School of Engineering in Barcelona (URL-IQS), and her master thesis was focused on the development of polymeric coatings for PBAE nanoparticles for targeted gene delivery to the brain. In 2021, she joined the Nanomedicine Lab at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona, Spain, as Research Assistant and her Research Project involved the preparation and physicochemical characterization of biological-grade graphene oxide sheets and its complexation with biologically active peptide molecules. She is now a full-time PhD student at the Nanomedicine@ICN2 Team after being awarded a 4 year FPI Severo Ochoa PhD fellowship. Her current research is focused on engineering biomimetic lipid nanovesicles for cancer immunotherapy.