Moros Caballero, María

Contratado Ramón y Cajal

Nº ORCID: 0000-0002-2861-2469

Edificio I+D+i

C/ Mariano Esquillor, 50018, Zaragoza

Télefono. 845647



Ramon y Cajal Researcher (February 2021). Bionanosurf Group

Our research focuses on the smart functionalization of nanomaterials for biomedical applications. We work on the synthesis and functionalization of gold and magnetic nanoparticles with different biomolecules to create highly active NP-biomolecules that can be used to develop innovative applications, including:

i) targeting strategies;

ii) controlled drug release methodologies;

iii) biosensing strategies.

We are also interested in studying the interactions of nanoparticles with proteins, cells, invertebrate (Hydra vulgaris) and vertebrate models.

With my Stg Grant ERC-funded SIROCCO project, we will examine the possibility of activating intracellular signallings connected to mechanotransduction using magnetic cues. Functionalised magnetic nanoparticles will recognise cells of interest and attach to the cell membrane surface. Once attached, they will be activated by magnetic fields, inducing intracellular signalling pathways to enhance wound healing, and potentially modulate stem cell fate.

Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón