Pablo Taboada

Sensitive hybrid nanoparticles for combinatorial therapeutics and theranosis.

Professor

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela – Spain

Biography

Pablo Taboada, 43, obtained his PhD in Material Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1999 after graduating as a physicist at University of Santiago de Compostela in 1996. During his PhD., he worked on the analysis and characterization of the self-assembly processes of drugs and protein-drug complexes under the supervision of Prof. Víctor Mosquera, and doing long research stays (almost 3 years) at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Prof. David Attwood and Prof. Malcolm N. Jones.

Later on, he did several postdocotoral research stays at the Univ. of Manchester and Univ. College of Dublin, in which acquired further knowledge about drug delivery systems (DDS) through the design, synthesis and chaarcterization of new amphiphilic block copolymers as potential nanocarriers for controlled cargo delivery. At the end of 2001, he reincorporated again to the Univ. of Santiago de Compostela as Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow within the Spanish National Programme to Recover Excellent Researcher from Abroad, and in 2007 he was promoted as an associate professor in Condesed Matter Physics.

Nowadays, he is Full Habilitated Professor since 2013. The scientific interest of Prof. Taboada are focused nowadays on the development of new nanostructure materials (nanoparticles, thin films, etc) for biomedical applications, particularly in the fileds of theranosis and regenerative medicine; for energy storage and production; and pollutant removal.

Moreover, he also holds special interest on the analysos of self-assembly processes of biopolymeric systems, in particular, in protein fibrillation phenomena and their relations with different degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer´s. Prof. Taboada is author of more than 165 research papers in international journals, led or participated in more than 30 national and international research projects and contracts, supervised 12 PhD thesis, and recipient of the Excellence Emerging Researcher Prize from Galician Government in 2010.