Nationality Spanish
Year of selection2012
InstitutionCSIC-Materials Science and Technology
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

120 000 €


2 years

Tracking Tiny Weapons Against Cancer

Nanotechnology holds great promise for medicine, but there are also many unknowns. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), for example, can carry drugs directly to a tumor, but we don’t know their ultimate fate in the body.
Dr. Lucia Gutierrez Marruedo uses their magnetic properties to quantify MNPs in tissue and measure how they degrade over time. Knowing how they interact with the body could tell us about their performance and potential side effects and lead to tailored treatments for disease.

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