Research Group Leader
Dr. Manuel Bañobre-López (MB) is the leader of the Nanomedicine Research Group at INL. His research focuses on the engineering of advanced magnetic theranostic nanostructures for precise imaging and therapy applications, mainly focused on MRI, magnetic hyperthermia and drug delivery, covering from the concept to the practical implementation.
Manuel is a Chemistry graduate who got his PhD in Solid State Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2011, visiting the University of Texas at Austin (USA). In 2011, he joined the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL at Braga (Portugal), where he occupied positions as a Research Fellow (2011 – 2013), Staff Researcher (2013 – 2017) and Research Group Leader (since 2017). He has been the PI of > 30 competitive research projects funded by EU, national and regional bodies, including several industrial collaborations, with a total INL funding raise > 4 M€. He has published >100 peer-reviewed papers and 3 book chapters in different areas of Materials Chemistry (Bio)-Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, granted 2 patents and co-supervised >50 MSc, PhD and postdoc students.
Targeted treatment of triple-negative-breast cancer through pH-triggered tumour associated macrophages using smart theranostic nanoformulations
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICS, 2023
Sub-Micrometer Magnetic Nanocomposites: Insights into the Effect of Magnetic Nanoparticles Interactions on the Optimization of SAR and MRI Performance
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 2016