Eder Lilia Romero

Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina

Eder Lilia Romero was educated at University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina where she obtainedher M.A. degree in biochemistry and Ph.D. degree in exact sciences (1996). Following a postdoctoral research in Groningen University, Groningen, The Netherlands under the supervision of Professor Gerrit Sherphof (1997–1998), she returned to Argentina where currently she is an Independent Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) and Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Science and Technology, National University of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 2007, she is leading the Program of Nanomedicine Research (PNM). Her research interest deals with (a) development of targeted nanomedicines (photodynamic therapy) and nanocosmetics across the skin (b) across the oral (delivery of macromolecules) and olfactory mucosa (bypassing the blood brain barrier), and (c) treatment of infectious parasitic diseases. Additionally, the PNM is developing vaccination strategies employing biodegradable nanovesicles prepared with total polar archaeolipids extracted from extreme halophile archaeas, to be applied by parenteral/ topical/mucosal routes, as cattle and human adjuvants. She is President of the Advisory Committee of the Argentinean Foundation for Nanotechnology (FAN) and President and Founding Member of the Argentinean Association for Nanomedicines since 2010. Currently, she is a scientific advisor for regional pharmaceutical companies interested in developing therapeutic nanomedicines. Since 2010, she is Member of the Editorial Board of Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine (Elsevier).

Biography Updated on 14 April 2011

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