Beatriz Pelaz

Beatriz’s research is focussed on the application of new materials in biology and medicine. She is originally from Palencia (Spain) and graduated in Chemistry from University of Valladolid (2005) and Biochemistry from University of Zaragoza (2011). Following her degree in Chemistry, she completed the master degree in experimental organometallic chemistry of the University of Valladolid. In 2006, she started her PhD in the group of Dr. Jesús M. de la Fuente, first in Seville, in the Carbohydrates Group, Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas (CSIC), and from 2007 to 2012, in the Institute of Nanoscience of the University of Zaragoza, where she started to work on synthesis and functionalization of colloidal materials for bioapplications. In March 2012, she obtained the European PhD degree from University of Zaragoza. She has been a visiting researcher in the group of Dr. C. Berry (Centre for Cell Engineering, The University of Glasgow) in 2008 (1 month), in the group of Prof. W. Parak (Biophotonics group, Philipps-University of Marburg) in 2010 (3 months) and in the group of Prof. Kenneth Dawson (Centre for bionanointeractions, University College Dublin) in 2014 (2 weeks).

Since June 2012, she is a member of the group of Prof. Wolfgang Parak in the Phillips-University of Marburg (Germany), first as a postdoctoral researcher and since 2013, as a Humboldt Fellow. During her postdoc, she has published 22 articles (plus 15 submitted or in preparation), has participated in 19 projects (including national and european projects).

To date, Beatriz Pelaz has more than 40 publications, most of them in high impact peer reviewed journals such as ACS Nano (4x), JACS (1x), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (1x), Account of Chem. Res. (1x), Small (4x), Biomaterials (1x), Chem. Comm. (1x), Chem. Mater. (2x), Nanomedicine (1x), Langmuir (1x), Biotech. Adv. (1x), etc. She is co-author of the international patent entitled “Biosensor based on the use of metallic NPs”. She also collaborates with ACS Nano as reviewer very frequently (to date, 20 reviewing assignments), and others such as Langmuir or Journal of Nanoparticle Research. She is (was) part of the technical organization of the international conference NaNaX (NaNaX5 in Fuengirola, 2012; NaNaX7 in Marburg, 2016). Finally, she has experience in supervising students (2 finished + 1 ongoing PhD thesis), teaching activities, producing patents and managing projects (mainly EU).