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.
Daphné Lubert Perquel
The CDT provided me with the tools to develop my career as a researcher and to participate in Outreach activities to broaden my skills. I really enjoyed my time as a student in the CDT and look forward to continuing collaborations with the research groups there.