Laura Fernández Llano
DropSens S.L. Centro Científico-Tecnológico “Severo Ochoa”
After gaining her degree in Chemistry, she started his research life at Karl-Franzens University in Graz (Austria) at Prof. Kurt Kalcher's laboratory. Her work involved the preparation of modified carbon inks for screen-printed electrodes and its application to the determinación of H2O2. The results obtained constituted her Habilitation Thesis, which was defended at Universidad de Oviedo.
Afterwards, she joined Prof. Paulino Tuñón Blanco's group. Her research interests focused on the synthesis and characterization of molecularly imprinted polymers and the application to stationary phases in HPLC or solid-phase extraction (SPE). Under the direction of Dr. A. J. Miranda and Dr. M. C. López, she developed an electrochemical method for the determination of diclofenac in biological fluids.
During her graduate years she had the opportunity to expand her knowledge of the chromatographic characterization of imprinted polymers at Prof. Claudio Baggiani's laboratory at Torino University (Italy).
Currently, she is working on DropSens, a spin-off firm aimed at the development of electrochemical (bio)sensors based on the thick-film screen-printed technology.