Mariana PINTEALA studied chemical engineering and received her PhD at “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Iasi, Romania, in 1995. She activates in “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry since 1987 and from 2009 is the Head of the “IntelCenter” integrated into institute (www.intelcentru.ro). She has published more than 100 papers, 1 book and 11 book chapters, is evaluator for national projects in the chemistry field. The scientific and managerial activities include the successful coordination of two EU projects, 8 former national projects and 4 bilateral projects, as well as the participation to a former NSF grant and others. In addition she has implemented the IntelCentre infrastructure project based on EU Structural Funds (2009-2012), and is currently coordinator of a project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No667387 H2020, financed with 2.4 M€. The research interests are focused on the development of polymer-based biomaterials, supramolecular assemblies of hydrophobic and hydrophylic (co)polymers; pseudo- and polyrotaxanes, (co)polymers containing cyclodextrins, and more recently on biomedical-oriented nanotechnologies (non-viral vectors for gene and drug delivery systems; nanoparticles based on metal and metal oxides for tumors imaging and therapy; development of fullerene, cyclodextrin, and polymer derivatives for medical applications; design of cyclodextrin inclusion complexes with different drugs as potential drug delivery systems).
Speaker of PILLAR 2: NANO for PEOPLE. PARALLEL 2.1 Advanced materials and nanotechnologies for healthcare