Paulina Abrica-González

PhD Candidate

Nanoscience and micro- nanotechnologies PhD

Evaluation of Specific Polymer Coated Gold Nanoparticles, as Gene Transfer Vehicles

Interested in several lines of research, such as Photothermal Techniques. Thermal and optical properties of nanostructured materials and organic and inorganic agents. Physical and chemical properties of nanostructures. Biosensors Design and application of environmental genosensors. Gene therapy. Synthesis and application of metal nanoparticles and biodegradable polymers as vehicles for therapeutic gene transfer.

 

She has participated in several congresses. For her Bachelor thesis, she obtained a Diploma in Research, with the project: 'Development of a genosensor to detect and quantify Salmonella typhimurium in water', at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Campus Azcapotzalco, and earned a scholarship for Research by the same University. She has published in the Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology and submited articles for the International Journal of Thermophysics, Springer International Publishing.

Lines

- PHOTOTHERMIC SPECTROSCOPIES
Measurement of thermal and optical properties of nanostructured materials and organic and inorganic agents by photoacoustic and photopyro-electric spectroscopy.

- ENVIRONMENTAL NANOTECHNOLOGY
- Nanomaterials. Design, synthesis and characterization of physical and chemical properties of nanostructures: metallic nanoparticles, biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles and nanoparticle complexes with polymers.
- Biosensors. Design and application of environmental genosensors for detection of pathogenic microorganisms.

- GENE THERAPY
Synthesis of metal nanoparticles and biodegradable polymers for biomedical applications, and their application as therapeutic genes.

She is currently the president for the Mexican Transdisciplinary Association of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology A.C., which primary goal is to bring together professionals, students and entrepreneurs from different areas with a focus on nanoscience and nanotechnology worldwide, seeking transdisciplinarity.

 

She was  the Conference Chair of the International Congress on Transdisciplinary Nanoscience and Nanotechnology held from october 28-31, 2018 in Mexico City, the ICTNN 2018  was created to promote the participation of the academic sector related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and link with the industry, the public and private sector, as well as transmit the knowledge of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to society.

Papers

P. Abrica-González, J.A. Zamora-Justo, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez and J.A. Balderas-López. Measurement of Optical Properties of Metallic Colloids by Photoacoustic Spectroscopy. International Journal of Thermophysics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10765-018-2412-1

Chávez-Sandoval Blanca Estela, Ibáñez-Hernández Miguel Angel A, García-Franco Francisco, Galindo-Pérez Ezel Jacome, Abrica-González Paulina, Martínez-Jiménez Anatolio and Balderas-López José Abraham. Biological Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nanoparticles (AuNPs), using Plant Extracts. Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 2016, 5:4. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-8777.1000192.

Book Prologue

A.L. Banda-Castro, A.M. Pinto-Martínez y N.S. Cruz-Castillo. Prólogo: P. Abrica-González. ACCIONES PRÁCTICAS EN MATERIA DE SUSTENTABILIDAD, 1era. edición, octubre 2018. ISBN 978-607-518-286-5, ISBN 978-607-98270-1-4, DOI 10.29410/QTP.18.08. D.R.©2018. Universidad de Sonora. D.R. © 2018. Qartuppi, S. de R.L. de C.V. Sonora, MEXICO (October, 2018).

Awards, grants and scholarships

Research award 2013, 'Development of a genosensor to detect and quantify Salmonella typhimurium in water'. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco.

Scholarship to study for a degree in the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Azcapotzalco: CONACyT No. 134852.

CONACyT National Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, in the Interdisciplinary Professional Unit of Biotechnology, IPN.

Obtaining budget support in SIP research project (Research and Postgraduate Secretariat). Projects of technological development or innovation for students 2017. 5th Meeting for INNOVADORES IPN.

Congresss presentations

[23] P. Abrica-González y G.R. Vázquez-Martínez. Nanotecnología para el diagnóstico y tratamiento de enfermedades. Universidad Tominaga Nakamoto, Escuela de Medicina. XXI Jornada Médica Estudiantil. Mexico City, MEXICO (November 23, 2018). 

 

[22] P. Abrica-González, M.A. Ibáñez-Hernández, A. Muñoz-Diosdado, J.A. Zamora-Justo, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez, A. Sotelo-López y J.A. Balderas-López. Nanopartículas de oro con quitosano, quitosano acilado y quitosano oligosacárido como portadores de ADN. 10mo Encuentro de la Red de Nanociencias y Micro-Nanotecnologías del IPN. Mexico City, MEXICO (November 12, 2018).*

[21] A.L. Banda-Castro, P. Abrica-González, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez. What do we know about the nano world? We can talk about ‘nanopsychology’! International Congress on Transdisciplinary Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Instituto Politénico Nacional, Unidad Profesional Interdisciplinaria de Biotecnología. AMEX.TNN, A.C. Mexico City, MEXICO (October 28-31, 2018).  

 

[20] J.A. Zamora-Justo, P. Abrica-González, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez, A. Muñoz-Diosdado y J.A. Balderas-López. Nanopartículas de oro revestidas con polietilenglicol con aplicaciones médicas. LXI Congreso Nacional de Física, Sociedad Mexicana de Física. Puebla, MEXICO (October 7-12, 2018).

[19] P. Abrica-González, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, F. García-Franco, E.J. Galindo-Pérez, M. García-Pérez, M. Martínez-García. Identificación molecular de los microorganismos Aspergillus sp. y Achlya sp. para el diseño de sondas específicas en genosensores. VI Simposio de Biología Molecular, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Unidad Cuajimalpa. Mexico City, MEXICO (October 3, 2018).

 

[18] J.A. Zamora-Justo, P. Abrica-González, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, M. Ibañez-Hernández, J.A. Balderas-López, A. Muñoz-Diosdado. Cytotoxicity and Cellular Uptake Study of Polyethylene Glycol Coated Gold Nanoparticles. 40th International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference. Honolulu, HAWAII (July, 2018).

[17] P. Abrica-Gozález, B.E.Chavez-Sandoval, F. García-Franco, E.J. Galindo-Pérez, J.A. Zamora-Justo, S. Alvarado-Vanegas, J.A. Balderas-López. Nanocomposite based on gold nanoparticles for environmental applications. 2018 5th Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2018). Kitakyushu, JAPAN (April 10-13, 2018).

[16] P. Abrica-González, M. Ibáñez-Hernández, J.A. Zamora-Justo, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, A. Muñoz-Diosdado, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez and J.A. Balderas-López Cell viability assay of HEK-293 culture with gold nanoparticles coated with biocompatible polymers for biomedical aplications. XXI Biochemical Engineering National Congress. X Biochemical Engineering International Congress. XVI Biomedicine and Molecular Biotechnology Scientific Meetings. Yucatán, MEXICO (March 21-23, 2018). 

[15] P.  Abrica-González, J.A. Zamora-Justo, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez and J.A. Balderas-López. Thermal diffusivity of gold nanoparticles by photopyroelectric spectroscopy. 19th International Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena. Bilbao, SPAIN (July 16-20, 2017).

[14] J.A. Zamora-Justo,  P. Abrica-González, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez and J.A. Balderas-López. Measurement of optical properties of metallic colloids by photoacoustic spectroscopy. 19th International Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena. Bilbao, SPAIN (July 16-20, 2017).

[13] P.  Abrica-González, J.A. Zamora-Justo, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez and J.A. Balderas-López. Novel method of characterization of optical properties of metal colloids by means of photoacoustic spectroscopy. Mexican Energy Academy, A.C. CIE 2017. 2nd Internacional Congress of Energy. Mexico City, MEXICO (September 4-8, 2017).

[12] P. Abrica-González, M.A. Ibáñez-Hernández, J.A. Zamora-Justo, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, A. Muñoz-Diosdado, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez, A. Sotelo-López and J.A. Balderas-López. Gold nanoparticles coated with polymeric layers as vehicles for gene transfer. 9no Encuentro de la Red de Nanociencias y Micro-Nanotecnologías del IPN.  Mexico City, MEXICO (November 21, 2017).

[11] P. Abrica-González, J.A. Zamora-Justo, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez and J.A. Balderas-López. Novel method of amino acids and proteins quantification by photoacoustic spectroscopy. 5th Meeting for INNOVATORS IPN. Mexico City, MEXICO (November 23-24, 2017).

[10] P.  Abrica-González, B. E. Chávez-Sandoval, G. Padilla-Bernal and J. A. Balderas-López. Photoacoustic technique for optical characterization of gold nanoparticles. 11th Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference. Yokohama, JAPAN (October 2-6, 2016).

[9] P. Abrica-González, J.A. Zamora-Justo, Blanca E. Chávez-Sandoval, J.A. Balderas-López, F. García-Franco, A. Muñóz-Diosdado, M.A. Ibáñez-Hernández. Development of an environmental genosensor, to identify and quantify Salmonella typhimurium in water samples. International Materials Research Congress- XXV Anniversary. Cancún, MEXICO (August 14-19, 2016).

[8] B. E. Chávez-Sandoval, P.  Abrica-González, G. Padilla-Bernal,  J. A. Balderas-López and M. A. Ibáñez-Hernández. Environmental Genosensors. Innovation Match MX 2015- 2016. 1st International Forum of Mexican Talent. Guadalajara, MEXICO (April 6-8, 2016).

[7] B. E. Chávez-Sandoval, P. Abrica-González, M. A. Ibáñez-Hernández,  J. A. Balderas-López, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez and A. Jiménez-Martínez. Synthesis, functionalization and characterization of gold nanoparticles as vehicles for therapeutic gene transfer. National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics. VII National Congress of Technology Applied to Health Sciences. Puebla, MEXICO (June 16-18, 2016).

[6] A. Sotelo-López, P. Abrica-González, J.A. Zamora-Justo, B.E. Chávez-Sandoval, M.A. Ibáñez-Hernández, A. Muñoz-Diosdado, V. González, R.A. Gutiérrez-Calleja and J.A. Balderas-López. Design software acquisition and analysis techniques nonlinear dynamics signals obtained through a Holter monitor prototype. Mexican Society of Biochemistry Neurobiology. I Congress of Neurobiology. Puebla, MEXICO (April 2-6, 2016).

[5] P. Abrica-González, J.A. Zamora-Justo, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, G.R. Vázquez-Martínez and J. A. Balderas-López. Photoacoustic technique for optical characterization of gold nanoparticles. 8vo Encuentro de la Red de Nanociencias y Micro-Nanotecnologías del IPN. Mexico City, MEXICO (November 29, 2016).

[4] P. Abrica-González, B. E. Chávez-Sandoval, J. A. Balderas-López, G. Padilla-Bernal and F. García-Franco. Photopyroelectric techniques as a new tool characterization of nanomaterials. Mexican Energy Academy, A.C. CIE 2015. 2nd Internacional Congress of Energy. Mexico City, MEXICO (September 7-11, 2015).

[3] P. Abrica-González. Evaluation of gold-like nanoparticles, coated with polymeric layers, as vehicles for gene transfer. II Postgraduate Colloquium in Sciences and Engineering. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco. Mexico City, MEXICO (December 3, 2015).

[2] P. Abrica-González, B.E. Chavez-Sandoval, F. García-Franco, S. Alvarado-Venegas and J.A. Balderas-López. Development of a Genosensor to detect and quantify Salmonella typhimurium in water. XX Symposium of the Department of Health Sciences. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa. Mexico City, MEXICO (October 9, 2015).

[1] P. Abrica-González, F. García-Franco, B.E. Chávez-Sandoval, G. Alarcón-Angeles, M. Martínez-García and M.T. Castañeda-Briones. Construction of a gold nanoparticles-based genosensor for detection of Salmonella typhimurium in environmental samples. 24th  Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors. Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (May 27-30, 2014).

Professional experience

2014

INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO NACIONAL

Teaching assistant at Bioengineering Department. Unidad Profesional Interdisciplinaria de Biotecnología.

2012

SECRETARÍA DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE

Environment specialist. Subdirección de Monitoreo Atmosférico.

2011

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNIMA METROPOLITANA

Research assistant at Department of Chemistry. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Campus Azcapotzalco.

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Hobbies

Drums, swimming

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