Álvaro Artiga Folch

Álvaro Artiga Folch


Position: doctoral researcher

Group Member Since: 2014

Nationality: Spanish

Email: aartiga@unizar.es

Tel: +34 876 555 448

Office: Edificio I+D, 3.1.04

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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 Chemistry2019, 411 (9), 1873-1885.

Natural Polysaccharides for siRNA Delivery: Nanocarriers Based on Chitosan, Hyaluronic Acid, and Their Derivatives, I. Serrano Sevilla; Á. Artiga; S. G. Mitchell; L. de Matteis; J. Martínez de la Fuente, Molecules, 2019, 24, 2570.

Inkjet-based technology for microencapsulation of gold nanoparticles within biocompatible hydrogels, Á. Artiga, F. Ramos-Sánchez, I. Serrano, L. De Matteis, S. G. Mitchell, C. Sánchez-Somolinos & J. M. de la Fuente, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2020, (Accepted: DOI 10.1002/ppsc.202000026).

Surfactant-Free Synthesis and Scalable Purification of Triangular Gold Nanoprisms with Low Non-Specific Cellular Uptake, R. Ramirez-Jiménez, Á. Artiga, S. G. Mitchell, R. Martín-Rapún & J. M. de la Fuente, Nanomaterials 202010(3), 539.