Featured speaker and symposium chair
María Vallet-Regí, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
María Vallet Regí, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at UCM. Intelligent Biomaterials (GIBI) group leader. Main researcher CIBER-BBN and at Hospital 12 de Octubre Research Institute (i+12). Recognized as pioneer in the field of mesoporous ceramic materials with applications in biomedicine. Her work revealed for the first time, potential biomedical applications of these materials, in particular for bone regeneration and controlled drug delivery systems, Chem. Mater. 13,308-311, 2001; 1300 citations, opened a new line of research that triggered the development of a new field of research (more than 5,400 publications).Her extensive research work, with a remarkable pluridisciplinary quality, is reflected in more than 25500 citations in the fields of Materials Science, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Medicine.