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Jeddah Marie Vasquez

Country of origin: Philippines Currently in: Sweden, Gothenburg General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background


2019 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
2015 Master Chemical Sciences
2012 Undergraduate Engineering sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

I work in a research unit with a specialization on developing and regulating medical devices. Activities/topics I do include: 3D bioprinting, wound healing, antibacterial surfaces, marine antifouling, polymer synthesis and functionalization

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Publications resulting from Research: 

Vasquez, J. M.; Idrees, A.; Carmagnola, I.; Sigen, A.; McMahon, S.; Marlinghaus, L.; Ciardelli, G.; Greiser, U.; Tai, H.; Wang, W.; Salber, J.; Chiono, V. In Situ Forming Hyperbranched PEG—Thiolated Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels With Honey-Mimetic Antibacterial Properties. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 2021, 9 (November), 1–14.

Sigen, A.; Xu, Q.; Zhou, D.; Gao, Y.; Vasquez, J. M.; Greiser, U.; Wang, W.; Liu, W.; Wang, W. Hyperbranched PEG-Based Multi-NHS Polymer and Bioconjugation with BSA. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8 (8), 1283–1287.

McMahon, S.; Kennedy, R.; Duffy, P.; Vasquez, J. M.; Wall, J. G.; Tai, H.; Wang, W. Poly(Ethylene Glycol)-Based Hyperbranched Polymer from RAFT and Its Application as a Silver-Sulfadiazine-Loaded Antibacterial Hydrogel in Wound Care. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8 (40), 26648–26656.

Idrees, A.; Varela, P.; Ruini, F.; Vasquez, J. M.; Salber, J.; Greiser, U.; Wang, W.; McMahon, S.; Sartori, S.; Ciardelli, G.; Chiono, V. Drug-Free Antibacterial Polymers for Biomedical Applications. Biomed. Sci. Eng. 2018, 2 (1).

Purkayastha S., Varela P., Vasquez J.M., Idrees A., Sartori S., McMahon S., Gresier U., Viebahn R., Wang W., Salber J., Chiono V., Ciardelli G. "Biomimetic Strategies in the Design of Antibacterial Synthetic Polymers" Drug-Free Antibacterial Technology for Medical Applications, First Cambridge International Conference Abstract Book page 2. December 14th, 2018; The Hauser Forum, Cambridge, UK.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research Scientist at Department of Methodology, Textile and Medical Technology, RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN (RISE) AB, SWEDEN (since May 2019) -Modification of natural polymers (primarily acrylation or thiolation process) for biomedical applications -Developing synthetic monomers and polymers for biomedical and antifouling applications -Designing functionalized peptides for bioink and tissue scaffold applications -Developing methods of characterization and testing for specific applications of designed biomaterials (ie. drug release in seawater, quantifying peptide degradation by fluorophore/quencher methods, quantifying degree of functionalization on modified natural polymers)

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Brazil 10th International Conference on Fiber and Polymer Biotechnology (IFPB)
2015 Japan International Congress on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences


Marie Curie Alumni Association

Presentation given

"Honey-mimetic Antibacterial ROS in situ forming Hydrogel Wound Dressing"
Event: 10th International Conference on Fiber and Polymer Biotechnology (IFPB)
Synthesis and Characterization of a Self-Assembling Hydrogel from Water-Soluble Cellulose Derivatives and Sodium Hydroxide/Thiourea Solution
Event: International Congress on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Nov 2015
Marie Sklodowska Curie Action - Research Fellowship
Project Title: Drug-Free Antibacterial Hybrid Bio-polymers for Medical Applications - Degradable Antibacterial Polyesters and Composites Project Acronym: HyMedPoly Project ID Number: 643050 Role in the Marie Curie project: Early-Stage Researcher FP - Marie Curie Action: H2020 - ITN (Research Networks) Host Institute: Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) Host Country: Italy

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