Department: Ingeniería Química y Tecnología Farmacéutica

Research institute: ITB institute

Research institute: IUBO institute

Area: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology

Research group: Grupo de Encapsulación y Evaluación Biológica Avanzada de la ULL


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Área de investigación: Ciencias de la Salud

Doctor by the Universidad de Salamanca with the thesis Desarrollo y modelización de una técnica de producción de microcápsulas con aplicaciones en biomedicina 2010. Supervised by Dr. Eva María Martín del Valle, Dr. Miguel Ángel Galán Serrano.

Dr. Edgar Pérez-Herrero received a B.S.E. degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Chemical Engineering with extraordinary award from Universidad de Salamanca. His Thesis focused on the design, development and modelling of a new technique of generation of polymeric microparticles and polymeric byphasic matrixes to different biomedical applications. During his PhD, he was a visiting scientist in the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Texas at Austin (USA), participating in a original research on protein imprinting by means of polymer based particles, below the supervision of Prof. Nicholas A. Peppas. Afterwards he holds several postdoc positions in: - The Principe Felipe Research Center (Valencia), with research on cancer diagnosis, specializing in conjugation processes and polymer therapeutics, below the supervision of Dr. Maria J. Vicent, - The Pharmaceutical Technology Department (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela), working on nanoparticle systems to oral peptide delivery, below the supervision of Maria J. Alonso, and - The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (University of Maryland, USA), below the supervision of Dr. Silvia Muro, focusing on nano-scale targeting-based platforms for selective delivery of therapeutic products for the treatment of several lysosomal disesases by enzyme replacement therapies and oral delivery of therapeutics by antibody coated nanocarriers loaded in alginate/chitosan microparticles to cross the gastrointestinal epithelium. In this period he participated in the teaching of the course “Modeling Physiological Systems and Lab” at the University of Maryland at College Park. Also, he was a lecturer at Universidad de Salamanca during 4 years, with teaching in different undergraduate degree programs (Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Sciences), and teaching in the Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. As a postdoctoral researcher he had two main interests: thermal insulation by means of encapsulated phase change materials, and the development of new targeted magnetic molecularly imprinted nanomedicines to improve the treatment of Multiple Myeloma. He was awarded with the Special Award New Entrepreneurships of the University-Enterprise Challenge Competition to develop a project on new materials for thermal insulation of buildings. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology (Universidad de La Laguna), with teaching in the Pharmacy Degree and in the Master’s Degree in Biomedicine and the Master’s Degree in Food Safety and Quality. Also, he is the Director of Secretariat of Sustainability of Universidad de La Laguna (University Government Team). He has extensive experience in the field of Targeted Drug Delivery Systems in Tissue Engineering, Cancer and Neurodegenerative diseases. He is co-author in 18 peer reviewed publications (EJPB Most Cited Paper Award 2016) and co-inventor in 1 US Patent (B2).