Alba Iglesias Mayor
Alba Iglesias Mayor obtained her B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry (2014), her M.Sc. in Analytical and Bioanalytical Sciences (2015), and her PhD in Chemistry (2020) at the University of Oviedo (Spain). Since January 2021 is part of the scientific team of Healthsens S.L.
Iglesias Mayor has been part of the NanoBioAnalysis (NBA) research group in the Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry of the University of Oviedo from 2013 to 2020. In 2013-2014, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, she started her scientific career through a scholarship that allowed students to work in university departments. In 2014-2015, under the supervision of Professor Agustín Costa García, she did her master’s final project entitled “Design and development of a cholesterol biosensor”.
In September 2015, she started her PhD Thesis, funded with an FPU Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECD). In July 2020, she obtained the PhD in Chemistry, with the highest mark given by the Thesis Committee: “Sobresaliente Cum Laude”. Her PhD Thesis, entitled “Nanoparticles and nanochannels-based electrochemical detection routes for biosensing applications” has been focused on the study of new electrochemical transduction detection strategies, that use metallic nanoparticles as tags and/or nanoporous membranes for the detection of analytes with clinical interest, such as Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers or wound infection biomarkers.
As a result of her researcher activity, she has published six peer-reviewed scientific articles in high-impact journals. In addition, she has presented communications, both conferences and poster-like communications, at national and international conferences. Iglesias Mayor has been involved in different funded research projects, both national by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), and at regional level, subsidized by the Government of the Principality of Asturias. Moreover, she has also been member of the organizing committee of the “II Workshop on Electrochemical Devices and II Workshop Electrobionet” and has taught laboratory practices in the Degrees of Chemistry and Industrial Chemical Engineering at the University of Oviedo.