María J. Blanco Prieto

Category: Researcher
Birth Place: Pobra de Trives (Ourense)
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She was born in París, but when he was one month old, he came to live in Castro de Puebla de Trives.

Dr. Blanco-Prieto received her Pharmacy Degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), followed by a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Paris-Sud (France). She completed a post-doctoral training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, (Switzerland) and then joined the University of Navarra where presently she is Full Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology.

María’s research lay in the field of biomaterials and advanced drug carrier systems including the design and the development of polymer and lipid based micro- and nanoscale carriers, their biological evaluation in in vitro cell cultures (toxicity, mechanism of action, intracellular drug release) and also their pharmacokinetic and dynamic impact in vivo (using relevant animal models of the diseases).

 Work & Activities

She has published over 140 peer reviewed papers, 5 patents, 19 book chapters and over 200 communications at scientific conferences, many of them as invited speaker. She is/was responsible of more than 31 competitive research projects and she is expert for the European Commission for nanomedicines.

She is a member of the National Academy of Pharmacy of France - one of the most prestigious entities in the world in her field - and serves as vice-president of the Executive Committee of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Scientists (EUFEPS) and President of SEFIG (The Spanish Society of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology). In February 2022 she was elected as a member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.