Curriculum Vitae

Source: Bernd Wannenmacher
Source: Bernd Wannenmacher

Prof. Dr. Marcelo Calderón

Junior Professor for Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry

Freie Universität Berlin

Tel. (49) 30 838 59368 (Office 34.09)

Fax (49) 30 838 459368

Takustrasse 3, 14195 Berlin, Germany

marcelo.calderon@fu-berlin.de

 

Marcelo Calderón received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 2007 from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, under the supervision of Prof. Miriam Strumia. His research topic dealt with the preparation of amphiphilic polymers by dendronization.

In 2007 he joined the Research Group of Prof. Rainer Haag at the Freie Universitat Berlin for his Postdoctoral work, where he pursued the development of polymer-drug conjugates for the passive targeted delivery of drugs, genes, and imaging probes. Since May 2013 he is a Junior Profesor for Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry at the Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry from the Freie Universität Berlin.

In 2012 he recieved the prestigious NanoMatFutur Award for Young Scientists from the German Ministry of Science (BMBF) that allowed him to build his own Junior Research Group at the Free University of Berlin, with interests devoted to the development of new delivery systems based on dendritic polymers with focus on: (1) multifunctional polymer-drug conjugates, (2) self-assembling amphiphiles for the controlled delivery of bioactives, (3) new diagnostic technologies as theranostic approaches, and (4) enviroment-responsive nanogels. He is associated to research projects in several German and International networks (European COST Action TD 0802 ‘Dendrimers in Biomedical Applications’; European Research Consortium LIVIMODE ‘Light-based Functional In Vivo Monitoring of Disease-related Enzymes’; BMBF-MINCyT Germany-Argentine ‘Design of Novel Dendritic Nanocarrier Architectures for Biomedical Applications’). Since 2011 Dr. Calderón is a member of the Helmholtz Virtual Institute (HVI) “Multifunctional Biomaterials for Medicine” that explores the complex processes involved in protein adsorption on polymers for biomedical applications. He is member of the Collaborative Research Center 1112 'Nanocarriers', that explores soft nanomaterials for topical drug delivery.

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Research Experience

Since 2013

Jr. Professor: Department of Chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin.

Multifunctional polymers for biomedical applications.

2010-2013

Jr. Group Leader: Department of Chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin.

Development of smart nanocarrier systems for biomedical applications.

2007-2009

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Department of Chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, 2007-2009 (Research advisor: Prof. Dr. Rainer Haag).

Cleavable nanoparticles as intelligent transport system for biomedical application. From laboratory to clinic.

2003-2007

Doctoral Research: Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Sciences. National University of Cordoba (research advisor: Prof. Dra. Miriam Strumia).

Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic polymers by dendronization.

1998-2002

Undergraduate Research Experience:

  • Determination of eutectic composition of mixtures of salbutamol sulphaate at different temperatures
  • Synthesis, characterization and studies of matrices to be applied in the construction of biosensor
  •  Synthesis and characterization of dendritic molecules
  •  Deshydrohalogenation reactions

Scientific Research Visits Research Experience

11.2013

Department of Polymer Science PoliUNA, National University of Heredia. Costa Rica. Multifunctional polymers for nanomedicine.

11-12/2011, 11/2012, 09-10/2013, 03/2014, 03/2015, and 09/2016 Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Córdoba, Argentina.

Functional nanogels for biomedical applications

11/2010 Department of Chemistry, University of New Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Development of amphiphilic dendritic systems for drug delivery applications

01-02/2010 Department of Chemistry, University of York, United Kingdom.

Development of amphiphilic dendritic systems with potential application in gene delivery

01/2008 Macromolecular Prodrugs Research Group. Tumor Biology Center, Freiburg, Germany.

Synthesis and characterization of polyglycerol-prodrugs conjugates

03-07/2006 Department of Chemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic polymers

07-09/2004

Physico-chemical Research Group. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Dendronization and characterization of poly(monomethyl itaconate)

Awards and Honors

2015 Emerging Investigator, Chemical Communications, Royal Society of Chemistry
2012 NanoMatFutur Award for Young Scientists from the Ministry of Science (BMBF)
2011

Junior group leader with funding from the ‘Nanoskalige Funktionsmaterialien (NanoScale)’, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin

2011 Cesar Milstein Fellowship (MINCyT, Argentina)
2010 Junior group leader with funding from the ‘Nanoskalige Funktionsmaterialien (NanoScale)’, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin
2010 Arthur K. Doolittle Award (American Chemical Society, PMSE Division)
2003 Postgraduate Fellowship, Research Council of Argentina (CONICET)
1999 Undergraduate Fellowship, YPF Foundation
1998 Undergraduate Fellowship, Argentine Government

 

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