Sara Abalde-Cela

Research Fellow
Diagnostic Tools and Methods

Dr Sara Abalde-Cela is a Research Fellow at INL funded by a Marie-Curie COFUND. She works at the Department of Life Science, within the Diagnostic Tools & Methods unit. The research project she is involved at is focused on the development of microfluidic platforms for the detection of cancer cells. The goal of her project is the real-time and on-chip method for cells detection based on Surface enhanced-Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy.
Sara has a PhD in nanotechnology by the Universidade de Vigo (Spain) and postdoctoral experience at the University of Cambridge (UK). Her experience in research gathers expertise from nanotechnology and spectroscopy to microfluidics for biotechnology applications. Sara won several funding, research awards and recognitions along her career, she has around 25 contributions to conferences and 11 peer-reviewed publications. She has also being involved in lecturing, science dissemination at schools and startup programmes in Cambridge, London, Vigo and Braga.

Selected Publications