Dr Eva Gonzalez

Eva was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) in 1984, but shortly she moved to Oviedo, a beautiful city in the north of Spain, where she grew up. She obtained her BSc degree in Chemistry at The University of Oviedo in 2007. She joined Prof. Paulino Tuñón-Blanco's group in 2006 as an undergraduate collaborator and then she decided to start her PhD studies working in the same group developing electrochemical nucleic acids-based sensors. In November 2012 she earned her PhD degree with the thesis entitled “Structured nucleic acids as molecular recognition elements for the design of electrochemical sensors”. During this period she had the opportunity to develop electrochemical genosensors and aptasensors for the detection of relevant target molecules such as the aminoglycoside antibiotic tobramycin. She also gained experience in the kinetic characterisation of aptamer-ligand interactions by SPR (surface plasmon resonance). After gaining her PhD degree, she moved to Scotland to work in the development of commercial electrochemical biosensors in a leader worldwide company. In January 2014 she moved to the University of Edinburgh to join Prof. Bradley’s group as a Postdoctoral researcher where she is currently working in the development of electrochemical sensors for implantable microsystems for personalised anti-cancer therapy.

Out of work Eva enjoys spending time with her friends. She loves travelling and learning about new cultures, and also visiting Asturias to enjoy some hiking around its incredible countryside or just sitting by the sea having some cider.

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