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Dr. Tania Hidalgo

Senior Assistant Researcher
Chemistry at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-in-Yvelines (France) & Pharmacy in the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for the immobilization & activity of macromolecules
Short Bio: 

Dr. Hidalgo has received a BSc in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (2010) and a MSc in Molecular & Cellular Immunology (2011), both acquired in Spain. Her Joint PhD Thesis was obtained in Material Chemistry & Pharmacy under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Horcajada (H-index:46) and Dr. Christian Serre (H-index:84) from the University of Versailles (France) and her co-director Prof. Maria J. Alonso (H-index:68) from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Her PhD project was based on the synthesis and characterization of novel drug delivery systems, the nanoscaled Metal-Organic Frameworks (nanoMOFs), a promising nanocarrier with controlled release and interesting imaging properties. The interaction of diverse physiological barriers, biostability, nanosafety & in vitroefficacy were also assessed, modulating the fate of these nanomaterials by their external surface modification with attractive biopolymers. Over the past years, she has acquired experience on the design, characterization and engineering of nanoparticulate systems as well as she has worked with a variety of macromolecules for encapsulation and release studies (proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, drugs…). 

After her PhD, she started her postdoctoral experience with a MedTrain Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship leaded by Prof. Caitriona O’Driscoll (H-index: 35) in University College Cork (UCC, Ireland), aimed at efficient drug delivery platforms for nucleic acid delivery across the blood-brain barrier.

In April 2019, she has been awarded with the “Atracción del Talento” grant from the Comunidad de Madrid in order to develop her investigation at the Advanced Porous Materials unit in IMDEA Energy (Móstoles-Madrid, Spain). Her job focuses in the development of porous materials for the immobilization & activity of macromolecules (proteins / enzymes / drugs). Dr. Hidalgo (H-index:6) is co-author of 15 scientific papers, published in high-impact international journals (Coord. Chem. Rev., SmallChem.Comm.,Adv. Healthc. Mater., Sci. Rep., etc.), and a book chapter. Finally, she has participated in different scientific congresses presenting 3 oral and 8 poster communications.