Cristina Canal Barnils

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Cristina Canal has a Degree in Chemical Sciences since 2001 by the UAB. She has a Master's Degree in Research, Development and Control of Medications since 2010 by the UB and is a Doctor of Textile Engineering since 2006 by the UPC.

Between 2001 and 2007 she has carried out various pre and post doctoral research stays in different national and international centers, with particular emphasis on stays at the Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie (LAPLACE), in France.

In 2010, she joined the Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering group of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at the UPC, where she is currently a Ramón y Cajal Researcher.

She has participated and directed numerous research and technology transfer projects in the areas of textile materials, biomaterials and cold plasmas.

Her research interests focus on Cold Plasmas Medicine, mainly on the following aspects of cold plasmas for biomedical applications: therapeutic applications of cold plasmas surface modification of biomaterials to control parameters such as adhesion and biological behavior; control of the release of active pharmaceutical principles incorporated into biomaterials; and therapeutic applications of cold plasmas, for example in therapies for bone cancer.

Since 2016 she leads the group that develops the APACHE Starting Grant project of the European Research Council (ERC) on Atmospheric Plasma Therapy with biomaterials for the treatment of bone cancer.

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