Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, University of Oviedo,  Oviedo, Spain

Talk Title: ICP-MS based strategies for biomarker analysis in cell cultures: from bulk to single cells

Maria Montes-Bayón is a Full Professor in Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Oviedo (Spain).

She studied Chemistry at the University of Oviedo and then joined the University de Plymouth (UK) under the ERASMUS program for Master studies. Right after, she started PhD studies back at the University of Oviedo and where she defended her Doctoral Thesis in July 1999 in the Group pf Prof. A. Sanz-Medel.

In April 2000, she joined the research group of Prof. Joseph A. Caruso in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio (USA) as Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellow until July 2002. After this period, she got a senior researcher contract at the University of Oviedo (Ramón y Cajal Researcher) for five years. Finally, in 2008 she obtained the position as Associate Professor and in 2017 as Full Professor.

She is co-author of more than 120 original research publications and reviews, as well as several book chapters (H-index 38) and she has more than 30 invited and plenary lectures. She participates in different research projects (national and regional) through which the research in funded.  In 2013 she got the Bunsen Kirchhoff Award from the German Society of Chemistry. She is member of the Editorial Board of Metallomics from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Her research interest are mainly focused on:

  1. Development of alternative quantitative strategies for determination of new biomarkers (e.g. proteins and peptides) of clinical relevance based on the use of stable isotopes and ICP-MS strategies.
  2. Evaluation of new metallodrugs for their potential use in chemotherapy: a focus on cellular resistance mechanisms.
  3. Biomedical aspects of nanoparticles: nanopharmaceuticals and metal debris from metallic implants.