Short CV/Education and training

  • Elena Atrián-Blasco received her MSc (2012) and PhD (2015) degrees from the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Her research on biological active gold(I) complexes started under the supervision of Prof. M. Laguna and Dr. E. Cerrada. She joined after the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC), France, as a post-doctoral researcher of the ERC Starting Project aLzINK 638712 awarded to Dr. C. Hureau. This project contributed to the research of one of the greatest social challenges: understanding the development of Alzheimer's disease and contributing to its treatment with new proofs-of-concept for the design of potential drugs.

  • Since June 2019 she works as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the group of Prof. J. Martínez de la Fuente and Dr. S. Mitchell, at the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA) in the MSCA-IF 2018 project PePiPOM. This project (grant number 845427) aims at producing new peptide-functionalized polyoxometalates with synergic antimicrobial activity.

Selected publications

  • E. Atrián-Blasco, E. Cerrada, P. Faller, M. Laguna and C. Hureau*. Role of PTA in the prevention of Cu(amyloid-β) induced ROS formation and amyloid-β oligomerisation in the presence of Zn. Metallomics, 2019, 11, 1154-1161; DOI: 10.1039/C9MT00011A

  • E. Atrián-Blasco*, P. González, A. Santoro, B. Alies, P. Faller and C. Hureau*. Cu and Zn coordination to amyloid peptides: From fascinating chemistry to debated pathological relevance. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2018, 317, 38-55; DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2018.04.007

  • E. Atrián-Blasco‡, M. del Barrio‡, P. Faller* and C. Hureau* (‡ eq. contrib.). Ascorbate Oxidation by Cu(Amyloid-β) Complexes: Determination of the Intrinsic Rate as a Function of Alterations in the Peptide Sequence Revealing Key Residues for Reactive Oxygen Species. Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 90, 5909-5915. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b00740

  • C. Cheignon, M. Jones, E. Atrián-Blasco, I. Kieffer, P. Faller, F. Collin* and C. Hureau*. Identification of key structural features of the elusive Cu–Aβ complex that generates ROS in Alzheimer’s disease. Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 5107-5118. DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00809K

  • E. Atrián-Blasco, S. Gascón, M. J. Rodríguez-Yoldi, M. Laguna* and E. Cerrada*. Novel Gold(I) Thiolate Derivatives Synergistic with 5-Fluorouracil as Potential Selective Anticancer Agents in Colon Cancer. Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 56, 8562-8579. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01370

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie IF 2018 for the project PePiPOM (grant agreement number 845427) at ICMA-CSIC. European Commission

  • “Bacterfield” board game (PI) Cuenta la Ciencia (III edition) outreach project (Fundación General CSIC)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), and of the specialized groups: Young Chemistry Researchers (JIQ) and Organometallic Chemistry (GEQO), since 2018

  • Member of the Spanish Network of Bioinorganic Chemistry (AEBIN), since 2017

  • Member of the Societé Chimique de France (SCF), and of the regional division Midi-Pyrénées (SCF-MP) and treasurer of the Young Researchers Network of SCF-MP, 2016 – 2018

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

Scientific outreach activities

  • “Bacterfield” board game (PI) Cuenta la Ciencia (III edition) outreach project (Fundación General CSIC), 2020

  • Nanomentor, Scholar Science Fair “FEnanoMENOS” FECYT project (INA, Unizar), 2020

  • EuroScience Open Forum, Toulouse, France, 2018

  • European Researchers’ Night. Zaragoza, Spain (eds. 2020, 2019 & 2014) and Toulouse, France (ed. 2016), since 2014

  • Public engagement talk, I. E. S. Ramón y Cajal (secondary school), Zaragoza, Spain, 2014

  • Organization of scientific demonstrations for summer camps, Zaragoza, Spain, 2013


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