Imperial College London
Research Project: Targeted iron oxide nanogels for ovarian cancer hyperthermia therapy
Supervisors: Dr Nazila Kamaly (ICL), Prof Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh (UCL)
Sofia graduated from Imperial College London with a MSci in Chemistry in 2022. During her undergraduate degree, she worked on modelling the interactions between bioreceptors and graphene for biosensing applications in the Torrisi group. For her final year project, Sofia synthetised a series of small pyridine macrocycles for rotaxane formation under the supervision of Dr Jamie Lewis. Sofia’s PhD project aims to develop a highly novel targeted magnetic nanotherapy based on magnetic nano-composites made of an iron oxide nanoparticles core and a nanogel shell for simultaneous drug delivery and hyperthermia therapy.
I really enjoyed my time as a member of the CDT-ACM. It provided the opportunity to gain experience with a wide range of materials characterisation techniques and to engage with the wider research community by participating in conferences and Outreach events.