Marta Girona Alarcón

PhD Student University of Zürich
Institute of Physiology
Winterthurerstr. 190, Y23 J 78
8057 Zürich
+41 (0) 44 635 50

Short Biography

Marta Girona Alarcón, originally from Girona (Spain), started a Ph.D. on computational physiology in the Interface Group in November 2019. Based on advanced medical imaging and computational tools, she will focus on the visualization and simulation of immune cells in the central nervous system (CNS), considering brain barriers influence that was not taken into account to date. Within this project, an understanding of neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory disorders caused by disturbance of the brain barriers will be pursued.

She did a bachelor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and a master in Biomedical Engineering at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) in Muttenz (Switzerland).

Holding a multidisciplinary background, she collected working experience during her studies. First, she worked at Prof.Dr.Victor Puntes group at ICN2 institute developing novel metallic alloy nanoparticles for biomedical applications, such as drug delivery. Afterwards, she worked at Prof.Dr. Uwe Pieles group at FHNW in a industrial project for bioinspired chemical finishings to improve textile performance. Finally, she performed an Internship and the Master Thesis at Straumann Group in the group of Dr. Raphael Wagner on the topic of ceramic materials for dental implants.