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Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina

Diego Pallarola3

Dr. Diego Pallarola

Dr. Diego Pallarola is Head of the Advanced Biosensors Laboratory at the Universidad Nacionalis Head of the Advanced Biosensors Laboratory at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He is PhD in Chemistry, CONICET researcher and Max Planck Partner Group Leader. Specialist in molecular recognition, electrochemistry, optical techniques, cell adhesion and nanofabrication. His research focuses on the development of highly sensitive biosensing platforms for studying cell adhesion processes and associated pathologies. Author of > 20 papers & 2 patents.

Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of fields: Science and Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts. 17 faculties carry on more than 200 research projects in strategic areas like biotechnology, nanotechnology, microbiology, genetic engineering, biomedical applications, microelectronics, among others.

Project role: Development of biofunctionalized and patterned biosensors. Co-leader of WP1.

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia

Dr. Ika Dewi Ana is an Associate Professor at Universitas Gadjah Mada and the Vice Rector for Research and Community Services of UGM. She is also mandatory assigned by the university to be the commissioner and member of technology valuation board of UGM Start Up Company for Drug and Medical Devices, which in 2014-2016 translated 16 medical products and medical technologies into the market in Indonesia. Two of her research works have been already translated into the market in Indonesia by a university holding company. In 2014, JICA-AUN/SEED-Net chose her project as the most outstanding CRI (Collaborative Research with Industry) Research. In 2014, she received Outstanding Intellectual Property Award from Indonesian Government. She is also The 27th President of The International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM) and Board Member of ISCM. She received ISCM Excellence Award in 2016. Dr. Dewi Ana is an expert in the design and characterization of biomimetic CaP scaffolds, drug delivery and technology transfer.

Univesitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is Indonesia's oldest and leading university (established on 1949). It is the most comprehensive university in Indonesia, comprises 18 Faculties ranging from Social Sciences and Humanity, Agriculture, Health and Medical Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

Project role: Development of ceramic scaffolds and analysis of technological transfer. Co-leader of WP6.

Ika Dewi Ana

Dr. Ika Dewi Ana

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Perú

Pohl Milon

Dr. Pohl Milon

Dr. Pohl Milón is Head of the Laboratory for Applied Biophysics and Biochemistry at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. His research interests focus on biophysical systems for medicine, high-throughput assessment of drug-target interactions and development of molecules with high affinity for molecular targets. He is an experienced scientist with experience in the higher education industry. Innovation-oriented, by applying his skills in Protein Chemistry, Life Sciences, Fluorescence, and Synthetic Biology to industry. Co-author of 20 articles (H index 14).

Since its creation in 1994, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPCPeru) has focused on providing high quality education oriented towards educating upstanding and innovative leaders with a global vision, so they can transform Peru. UPCPeru has approx. 32000 students enrolled in 13 undergraduate schools.

Project role: Production of aptamers with antibacterial potential. Co-leader of WP3.

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia

Dr. Siti Hawa Ngalim, PhD in Pathology, is a researcher at AMDI-USM. Her research interests focus on nanoparticles, surface modifications and cell interaction at the interfaces. She is co-leader of WP5. 

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is one of the 5 Research Universities in Malaysia. The Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI) was established in September 2002 and has since developed into a multi-disciplinary research and clinical centre for biomaterial based research.

Project role: Development of nano- and micro-patterns to control cell adhesion and macrophage response. Co-leader of WP5.

Siti Hawa Ngalim

Dr. Siti Hawa Ngalim