Álvaro Artiga Folch
Position: doctoral researcher
Group Member Since: 2014
Tel: +34 876 555 448
Office: Edificio I+D, 3.1.04
Research Interests: Gold Nanoparticles, Inkjet, Microencapsulation, siRNA, SPR Biosensors, Nanomedicine, Optical hyperthermia
I completed a Graduate degree in Biotechnology in the University of Zaragoza in 2014 and a Masters degree in Nanostructured Materials for Nanotechnology Applications in 2015 working on different gold nanoparticles for optical hyperthermia treatment. After working for some months in Nanoimmunotech Inc. in plasmonic biosensors, I have been performing my PhD in the Aragon Materials Science Institute (CSIC-University of Zaragoza). My research line is focused in siRNA functionalisation of gold nanoparticles and their microencapsulation by Inkjet technology for treating colorectal cancer by oral administration. I also research the functionalisation of gold nanoparticles with different molecules for SPRi detection of RNA.
Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy reading, running and going out with friends.
Publications for Álvaro Artiga:
Gold nanoprism-nanorod face off: comparing the heating efficiency, cellular internalization and thermoablation capacity, Á. Artiga; G. Alfranca; G. Stepien; M. Moros; S. G. Mitchell; J. M. de la Fuente, Nanomedicine 2016, 11 – 22, 2903 – 2916.
Effective in Vitro Photokilling by Cell-Adhesive Gold Nanorods, Á. Artiga, S. García-Embid, L. de Matteis*, S. G. Mitchell*, J. M. de la Fuente, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2018, 6, 234.
Current status and future perspectives of gold nanoparticle vectors for siRNA delivery, Á. Artiga; I. Serrano Sevilla; L. de Matteis; S. G. Mitchell; J. M. de la Fuente, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2019, 7 (6), 876-896.
A simple and universal enzyme-free approach for the detection of multiple microRNAs using a single nanostructured enhancer of surface plasmon resonance imaging, A. Sguassero; Á. Artiga; J. M. de la Fuente; R. Vanna, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2019, 411 (9), 1873-1885.
Nanocarriers based on Chitosan and Hyaluronic Acid, I. Serrano Sevilla; Á. Artiga; S. G. Mitchell; L. de Matteis; J. Martínez de la Fuente, Nanotechnology Review (under review)