Dr. Claudia Contini is currently an ISSF Springboard Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London. Dr. Contini’s project focuses on the realisation of bio-inspired and life-like soft matter systems with applications to bottom-up synthetic biology and drug delivery.
Before this appointment, Dr. Contini was a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry. Her research area focused on investigating the interaction between nanomaterials and model biological systems. This project was funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
In January 2017, she was awarded her PhD in Physical Chemistry at University College of London (UCL). During her multidisciplinary PhD project, she gained experience working with polymeric nanoparticles from the polymer synthesis to nanoparticles preparation, characterisation and functionalisation as efficient drug delivery systems and nanoreactors.
Prior to her post-graduate studies, Dr. Contini was awarded a MScRES degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies at University of Padua.
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