Mariia Efremova is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Eurotech Postdoctoral Fellow at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her area of expertise includes: Chemical and biogenic synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles for medical applicationsCharacterization of the composition, structure, and magnetic properties of nanomaterials, e.g. metal oxides and noble metalsTargeted drug delivery systems for cancer treatment based on magnetic nanomaterialsContrast agents for tumor diagnostics by magnetic resonance imagingMagnetic hyperthermia and magnetomechanical manipulation of enzymes for cancer therapy

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Mariia Efremova obtained her B.Sc. in Materials Science (2013), M.Sc. in Chemistry (2015), and Ph.D. in Bionanotechnology (2018) at the Department of Materials Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation. In 2019, she was awarded a Long-Term Fellowship from the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and then a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Thus, in 2019-2021, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany with a project devoted to the bioengineering of genetically controlled magnetic nanocompartments in living cells. In 2022, Mariia received the EuroTechPostdoc2 Fellowship from the EuroTech Universities Alliance and joined the TU/e to work on magnetomechanical manipulation of ion channels with synthetic antiferromagnetic nanoparticles. Mariia has authored or co-authored 25 publications with a peer-review process (h-index: 11) and has given oral talks at major international conferences including World Molecular Imaging Congress 2019, Spring Meetings of the German Physics Society 2019 and 2018, International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology 2017 (ICONAN2017), and others. She acts as a referee for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and Metals.

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