Dr. Sonia García Embid


Position: Postdoc

Group Member Since: 2021

Nationality: Spanish

Email: soniage@unizar.es

Research Interests: polymeric capsules, microbiology, natural polymers, drug delivery

I completed a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and a Master in Nanostructured Materials for Nanotechnological Applications at the University of Zaragoza. In 2016, I started a PhD in the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragon (INMA) under the supervision of Prof. Jesús Martínez de la Fuente and Dr. Laura De Matteis. During this period, my research focus was the development of emulsions coated with polysaccharides for the encapsulation of active molecules. In 2021, I started working in a project in collaboration with the industry for the development of antimicrobial additives for paint. I am currently working on the Eurekart project for the dissemination of Nanoscience through art while I combine it with the development of new antimicrobial compound based of natural materials.


Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy crocheting, hiking and going out for beers

Publications for Dr. Sonia García Embid: 

Chitosan nanoemulsions of cold-pressed orange essential oil to preserve fruitjuices, Roberta Bento; Elisa Pagán, Daniel Berdejo, Rayssa Julliane de Carvalho, Sonia García Embid, Filippo Maggi, Marciane Magnani, Evandro Leite de Souza, Diego García Gonzalo, Rafael Pagán, Journal of Food Microbiology 2020, 331, 108786

Design of a nanoprobe for high field magnetic resonance imaging, dual energy X-ray computed tomography and luminescent imaging, Daniel González Mancebo, Ana Isabel Becerro, Ariadna Corral, Sonia García Embid, Marcin Balcerzyk, Maria Luisa García Martín, Jesús Martínez de la Fuente, Manuel Ocaña, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2020, 573, 278-286

Magnetic separation and high reusability of chloroperoxidase entrapped in multi polysaccharide micro-supports, Sonia García Embid, Francesca Di Renzo, Laura De Matteis, Nicoletta Spreti, Jesús Martínez de la Fuente, Applied Catalysis A: General, 2018, 560, 94-102.

Effective in Vitro Photokilling by Cell-Adhesive Gold Nanorods, Sonia García Embid, Álvaro Artiga Folch, Laura De Matteis, Scott George Mitchell, Jesús Martínez de la Fuente, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2018, 6, 234-234.

New active formulations against M. tuberculosis: Bedaquiline encapsulation in lipid nanoparticles and chitosan nanocapsules, Laura De Matteis, Dorothée Jary, Ainhoa Lucía Quintana, Sonia García Embid, Inés Serrano Sevilla, Daniel Pérez Estévez, José Antonio Aínsa Claver, Fabrice Navarro, Jesús Martínez de la Fuente, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 340, 181-191

Targeted Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, Rafael Martín Rapún, Laura De Matteis, Alfredo Ambrosone, Sonia García Embid, Lucía Gutiérrez Marruedo, Jesús Martínez de la Fuente, Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2017, 23, 1927-1952

Controlling Properties and Cytotoxicity of Chitosan Nanocapsules by Chemical Grafting, Laura De Matteis, Maria Alleva, Inés Serrano Sevilla, Sonia García Embid, Grazyna Stepien, María Moros, Jesús Martínez de la Fuente, Marine drugs, 2016, 14, 175