Biological Recognition of Graphene Nanoflakes

Valentina Castagnola

University College Dublin

Dr. Valentina Castagnola has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI-UCD) since 2015. She studied chemistry at the University of Bologna, obtaining her M.Sc. in Photochemistry and Material Chemistry in 2011. She joined the Nanobiosystem group at the Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS-CNRS) in Toulouse where she obtained her PhD in December 2014 working on the conception and implementation of neural probes for brain stimulation and recording. Her current work at CBNI involves carbon based nanomaterials and complex nanostructures synthesis and characterization for biological applications.


Graphene has recently attracted tremendous interest in several biomedical fields such as drug delivery, cancer therapies and biosensing. Opportunities in this emerging field therefore will require the systematic study of the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Valentina Castagnola (University College Dublin)
  2. Luca Boselli (University College of Dublin)
  3. Maria Cristina Lo Giudice (University College Dublin)
  4. Ester Polo (University College Dublin)
  5. Fatima Alnasser (University College Dublin)
  6. Margarita Esquivel Gaon (University College Dublin)
  7. Kenneth A. Dawson (University College of Dublin)

Topic Areas

Nanomedicine for cancer diagnosis & therapy , Toxicology and risk assessment of nanomedicine systems , Bionanocatalysis and nanobiosystems


OS1b-412 » Toxicology and risk assessment of nanomedicine systems (16:20 - Monday, 25th September, Room 412)

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