PostDoc Position in Department of Immunology and Oncology at National Center for Biotechnology (CNB)
Department of Immunology and Oncology
Contact Info

Dr. Vladimir Mulens-Arias is currently a research associate at the Dr. Domingo F Barber´s Lab at the Immunology and Oncology Department, National Center for Biotechnology of Madrid, Spain (CNB-CSIC), under a Juan de La Cierva-Incorporation contract. During the 14-years-span scientific experience, Dr. Mulens-Arias has contributed with high-impact research to cancer immunotherapy and nanomedicine fields. Currently, he is involved in the elucidation of the effect of metallic nanoparticles on immunoproteasome function, and thus, antigen presentation machinery in human tumor cells, and how it can modulate the formation of neo-antigens that activate the immune system. Before his current appointment, Dr. Vladimir Mulens-Arias worked as a research associate at the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM)-a pharmaceutical company- within the first 4 years after university (4 papers published on clinical trial results). He developed his Ph.D. program (CNB- La Caixa International Ph.D. Program) upon successfully being granted an international & competitive Ph.D. fellowship in cancer nanotechnology at National Center for Biotechnology, under supervision of Dr. Domingo F Barber Castaño (8 publications published, including top journals in biomaterials, nanomedicine, & nanotechnology field such as Biomaterials and Journal of Controlled Release). He was a pioneer in demonstrating the intrinsic biological activities of magnetic nanoparticles, specifically those coated with polyethyleneimine, opening the new application in cancer therapy. Granted one of the competitive international postdoctoral scholarship grants from ARC Fondation, he worked on the application of biogenic extracellular vesicles in cancer theranostic as well as in the development of plasmonic nanoparticle-based nanoplatforms for cancer imaging and therapy, at Dr. Florence Gazeau (Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Compléxes, Paris Diderot University), a pioneer in using extracellular vesicles as therapeutic agents (5 publications published, including top journals such as Nanoscale & Advanced Drug Delivery Review). He developed a new gold nanocluster-based therapeutic agent for colorectal carcinoma, proved the convenience of conjugate 5-fluorouracil with gold nanoparticle for colorectal carcinoma treatment, and elucidated the immunological effect of cell-derived extracellular vesicles loaded with magnetic nanoparticles for the future development of immunotherapies.

Research Interests
Cancer research
Magnetic hyperthermia
Professional Skills
T Lymphocytes
RNA Interference
Cell Culture
Research Experience
PostDoc Position
National Center for Biotechnology (CNB) April 2019 - Present
PostDoc Position
IBEC Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia December 2018 - March 2019
Postdoctoral Researcher
Laboratoire de Matière et Syst+emes Complexes, Université Paris Diderot October 2015 - September 2018
Ph.D. Student
National Center for Biotechnology (CNB) February 2011 - June 2015
Center of Molecular Immunology September 2006 - July 2010
Clinical Immunology Monitoring of Breast Cancer & Melanoma patients vaccinated with NGcGM3-based vaccine
Chemotherapy-induced Autoantibodies
Deeley Cancer Research Centre January 2010 - March 2010
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (National Center for Biotechnology)
2011 - 2015
Doctoral Degree , Molecular and Cell Biology (Nanomedicine)
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
2011 - 2012
Master's Degree , Molecular & Cell Biology
University of Havana
2001 - 2006
Bachelor's Degree , Biochemistry
Triggering plasmon coupling of non-infrared (NIR)-
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain Jan 2020
International Conference on Nanomaterials Applied
Polyethyleneimine as a versatile coating/reducing
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain Jun 2019
Spanish Conference on Biomedical Applications of N
Polyethyleneimine as a versatile coating/reducing
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Nov 2019
NanoBio&Med 2019
Bio-engineered extracellular microvesicles and cel
Toronto, Canada May 2017
ISEV2017 Annual Meeting
Fractal rearrangement induced by 5-fluorouracil to
Bordeaux, France Dec 2017
French Society for Extracellular Vesicles, Annual
Bio-engineered extracellular microvesicles and cel
Paris, Île de France, France Nov 2017
ARC Fondation, Annual Meeting 2017
Magnetically tumor-targeted polyethylenimine-coate
Gijón, Spain Oct 2017
SEG-SEBD-SEBC Joint Congress 2017
Nanoplasmonic photo-thermal and photo-acoustic con
Paris, Île de France, France Dec 2016
SFNano 2016
Effects of polyethylenimine-coated SPIONs on macro
Viena, Austria Sep 2015
European Congress of Immunology
Prizes and Awards
Spanish Ministry of Science & Innovation | Apr 2019

Juan de La Cierva-Incorporación 2017

Marie Skladowska-Curie Actions project Postdoctoral Program in Bioengineering Excellence Scientific Training ( BEST)
IBEC | Dec 2018
ARC Fondation | Oct 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship Spring 2015: FONDATION ARC (Denis Diderot University, Paris, France)

La Caixa | Feb 2011

International PhD Programme La Caixa, Spain

UICC | Jan 2010

UICC Fellowship

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