Anna Laromaine is among the businesswomen, politicians, athletes, journalists, intellectuals... that make up the list of the Top 100 most influential women in Spain, chosen in the seventh edition of the #GalaTop100, organized by MujeresyCía. The ranking aims to make visible the female talent present in all social and working areas.
Anna will participate in the event "El País Con Tu Futuro", in which more than 80 speakers give inspirational talks to a large young audience. The event is aimed to this young students so that they can get inspired by the speakers, which will talk about their work in many different fields: videogames, illustration, 3D, social media, technology, science, music, and much more!
Anna's talk will be on Thursday, 19 December 2019. She will give a 10-minute talk and will be present at the "Face-to-face" sessions to talk with the participants.
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PhD in Chemistry from the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona with extensive international scientific experience.
My PhD focused on the molecular synthesis of carboranes for catalysis and medical therapy. As postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London(UK) in the group of Prof. Molly M. Stevens, I developed a colorimetric sensor for the detection of proteases based on gold nanoparticles and peptides. I studied the replication of surfaces with DNA and peptides using supramolecular interactions at MIT(USA) in the group of Professor Francesco Stellacci. We developed new methodologies for the production of cell cultures in three-dimensional structures on paper and the combination of theuse of C. elegans and microfluidic chips for innovative biological assays at Harvard University (USA) in the group of Prof.George Whitesides.
I am currently Investigadora Distinguida at the ICMAB where I combine materials science, chemistry and biology for biological applications.
I focus on the use of cellulose materials and nanoparticles to create multifunctional composites and responsive materials. The interaction of those novel materials is evaluated in cells within 2D and 3D cell cultures and using the small animal model C. elegans. We optimize the physico-chemical properties of the novel multifunctional materials using biocompatible approaches that are economical and have low environmental impact.
I actively participate and have experience in scientific divulgation activities and technology transfer.