Jesus M. de la Fuente

ICMA, CSIC-University of Zaragoza

Prof. Jesus M de la Fuente (Barakaldo-Spain, 1975) finished his PhD work in 2003 working in the evaluation of carbohydrate-carbohydrate interactions using gold nanoparticles in the Institute of Chemical Research from CSIC. Once he obtained his PhD, he moved to the Centre for Cell Engineering University of Glasgow (UK) to develop a research project involving the nanoparticles development and its biological application during two years. In July 2005, he went back to the Institute of Chemical Research (Seville, Spain). His research was oriented to the vectorization of paramagnetic nanoparticles with biologically relevant carbohydrates to label and visualize brain tumors. In June 2007, Prof. de la Fuente established the Group of Biofunctionalization of Nanoparticles and Surfaces (BioNANOsurf) at the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (University of Zaragoza, Spain). Prof. de la Fuente has supervised 14 PhD students (to completion) and he is presently supervising 12 PhD students. Since then, Prof. de la Fuente has created a large research group with outstanding scientific results and excellence research projects. As principle investigator, he has received a European Research Council-Starting Grant for “Multifunctional Magnetic Nanoparticles: Towards Smart Drugs Design-NANOPUZZLE” (2010-2015), a European Research Council-Proof of Concept-HOTFLOW (2017-2018), ERANET project “Multifunctional Gold Nanoparticles for Gene-Therapy-NANOTRUCK” (2009-2012), FP7-NMP “Nanotherapeutics for Antibiotic Resistant Emerging Bacterial Pathogens-NAREB” (2014-2018) and he has supervised 1 IOF and 2 IEF FP7 Marie Curie Fellows and 4 IF HORIZON2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows. He has actually 6 licensed PCT patents. To date, he has more than 200 papers, cited more than 7,300 times and with an h-factor of 45. He was awarded with the “Shanghai-1000 People Plan” in 2013 to be Chair Professor at Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China). Since 2014, he joined the Spanish National Research Council- Aragon Materials Science Institute, ICMA (Zaragoza, Spain) where he is actually Research Professor and Head of the Materials for Health Department.