Elena Atrián

I received my BSc degree in Chemistry in 2011 and my MSc degree in Chemical Research in 2012, both from University of Zaragoza. I received my PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad de Zaragoza in 2015, having worked under the supervision of Prof. M. Laguna and Dr. E. Cerrada. After my PhD, I joined the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC), France where I worked for 3 years as a post-doctoral researcher of the ERC Starting project, aLzINK, awarded to Dr. C. Hureau. During these three years I did research on the interaction of metal ions, mainly Cu & Zn, with the amyloid-β peptide implicated in Alzheimer’s disease and how they influence the aggregation and ROS production of the peptide.

I have joined the BioNanoSurf group in June 2019 as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow (MSCA-IF ID: 845427, PePiPOM). This is a multidisciplinary project which aims to develop POM-hybrids, by combination of polyoxometalates and antimicrobial peptides, with an expected synergistic biofilm disruption and antimicrobial activities. These new hybrids will serve as preventive or treatment coatings of different materials and surfaces.


Position: Marie Skłodowska-Curie researcher
Group Member Since: 2019
Nationality: Spanish
Email: elenaab@unizar.es
Tel.: +34 699384951


Hobbies: gardening, cycling, and enjoying time with friends and family.