Dra. Marta Planas Grabuleda
Marta Planas obtained her PhD degree in 1996 working on the synthesis of polyfunctionalized oxaspiro[4.4]nonanes. She carried out a two-year postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Prof. George Barany. During this period, she participated in a project centered on the preparation of peptide nucleic acids that allowed her to learnt the main strategies of solid-phase synthesis. In 2002, she obtained the position of Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department and she currently leads the Laboratori d'Innovació en Productes i Processos de Síntesi Orgànica (LIPPSO) along with Dr. Eduard Bardají. She was the head of the Chemistry Department from June 2010 until November 2013. She is coauthor of about 48 research articles, 5 patents and around 90 communications in national and international symposiums, and she has co-supervised 10 doctoral Theses.
Her main research interests are focused on: (i) the development of strategies for the solid-phase synthesis of peptides containing non natural aminoacids; (ii) the design and synthesis of peptides and peptidomimetics with antimicrobial and antitumor activity.