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Chemist, Biologist, Doctor
My research field or area of interest innanotechnology
I have spent 3 and half years doing my Ph. D in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, focused on the synthesis and characterization of fluorescent semiconductor nanoparticles for bioapplications. I have been using different materials such as polymers, organic compounds and biomaterials for this approach, and also different techniques to get the nanoparticles inside the material, such as infiltration or layer-by-layer. I have publications focused on new applications of silica materials and organic compounds to get some hybrids materials but I also worked with polymers (polystyrene, PNIPAM, PEG, PAH, PSS) to get some results for companies. I currently work on the synthesis, characterization and functionalization of down and up-conversion nanomaterials for bioapplications and also on materials to delivery compounds inside the cells.
Interest in...
Synthesis, characterization and functionalization of nanoparticles to be used for bioapplications such as bioimaging, biosensors, diagnose/theranostic or anti-cancer therapy.
Publication list
Multiplexed color encoded silica nanospheres prepared by stepwise encapsulating quantum dot/SiO2 multilayers. Q. Ma; I. Castello Serrano; E. Palomares. Chem. Comm, 2011, 47 (25), 7071.
QD-“Onion”-Multicode silica nanospheres with remarkable stability as pH sensors. I. Castelló Serrano; Q. Ma; E. Palomares. J. Mater. Chem, 2011, 21 (44), 17673.
Quantum Dots as a light indicator for emitting diodes and biological coding. I. Ugarte; I. Castelló Serrano; E. Palomares; R. Pacios. Quantum Dots- A variety of new applications. Chapter 6. 2012. Dr. Ameenah Al-Ahmadi (Ed.)
Layered double hydroxides as carriers for quantum dots@silica nanospheres. G. Stoica; I. Castelló Serrano; A. Figuerola; I. Ugarte; R. Pacios; E. Palomares. Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 5409.
Photoluminescent CdSe@CdS/2D as potential biocompatible materials. I. Castelló Serrano; G. Stoica; A. Figuerola; E. Palomares. J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 793.
Enhanced fluorescence in single-particle quantum dots coated with gold nanoparticles. I. Castello Serrano; C. Vazquez-Vazquez; A. Matas Adams; G. Stoica; M. A. Correa-Duarte; E. Palomares, R. A. Alvarez-Puebla. RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 10691

Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles for specific recognition of Toll-like Receptor (TLR) in human neutrophils. I. Castelló Serrano; A. Matas Adams; Raghavendra Palankar; Georgiana Stoica; Emilio Palomares; Mihaela Delcea. RSC Adv. 2014, 4 (29), 15040 - 15047.

Two color encoded silica nanospheres as biomarkers for the ratiometric detection of trypsin enzymatic activity: a model for cystic fibrosis detection. I. Castelló Serrano; G. Stoica; E. Palomares. Submitted.

- Patents:
Ratiometric assay for hydrolytic enzyme quantification. I. Castelló Serrano, G. Stoica, E. Palomares. Submitted as: European Patent (Application No 13382239.5-1405, application date 25.06.2013)
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