Maria Samara is currently an Erasmus intern in Sotiriou Lab, developing metal/metal oxide nanoparticles and investigating their antimicrobial activity against antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. Maria obtained her integrated MSc in Chemical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), with a centered research interest in bio-nanomaterials and their applications in biomedicine. During her studies, she took courses in 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and in Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering at the University of Liege, as well as worked on multiple projects, including the conduction of feasibility studies for the modeling and construction of a dimethyl ether and an ammonium sulfate production unit. She completed a summer internship in the General Chemical State Laboratory of Greece in the fuel analysis department, while her MSc thesis was about the synthesis of micro-particles of PHB-biopolymer loaded with hydrophilic bioactive molecules as potential drug carriers.
Natália is currently an Erasmus trainee. Natália Teixeira has a Master in Applications in Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology from University of Porto (FCUP) since 2022. Previously, Natália has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at the same University in 2020, after being abroad developing her work regarding “Mitochondrially encoded proteins involved in resolving stalled ribosomes” for her final Bachelor’s thesis, in Stockholm University. Her Master’s dissertation “Surface-modified nanoparticles with novel peptides targeting the intestinal neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn)” was developed in Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S), University of Porto (UP). Currently, she is working in the Bionanomaterial Technology Laboratory at Karolinska Institute to broad her knowledge in the area of nanomedicine, more specifically for the delivery of nucleic acids.
Justina Venckute Larsson
Justina is currently a Research Assistant in our group. She received her BSc in Biomedicine from KI and a MSc in Nanotechnology from KTH Stockholm. She currently works on flame made nanoparticles for biomedical applications.