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Luis J. del Valle



Married, two children

Spanish and Peruvian

Doctor of Biological Sciences (2000, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, SPAIN)

Associated Professor

Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Research Interest
Development and Aplications of Biomaterials.
Biocompatibility, Cytotoxicity.
Cellular and Molecular biology.
Cell-Biomaterials Interface.
Biological Models: Development, Growth and Differentiation Cellular.
Profesional Societies
- SEIMC (Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology )
Invited Lectures
- XXI National Congress of Microbiology, Spanish Society for Microbiology, Sevilla, Spain, 2007.
Reviewer of Scientific Journals
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
Selected Publications
L.J. del Valle and P.A. Orihuela. “Cleavage and development in cultured preimplantational mouse embryos exposed to lidocaine”. Reproductive Toxicology, 10, 491, (1996).
C.  Buesa, L. del Valle, N. Saperas, M. Goethals, D. Lloris and M. Chiva. “Primary structure of scombrine α: Two different species with an identical protamine”. Comparative Biochemystry and Physiology B-Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 119, 145, (1998).
L.J. del Valle, E. Ramon, X. Cañavate, P. Dias and P. Garriga. “Zinc-induced decrease of the thermal stability and regeneration of rhodopsin”. J Biol Chem, 278, 4719, (2003).
L.J. del Valle, E. Bustos-Obregon and G.F. Gonzales. “Serum reproductive hormone levels and sperm production in male adult rats after treatment with arresting, a fraction obtained from seminiferous tubules conditioned medium”. Andrologia, 35, 351, (2003).
L.J. del Valle, D. Aradilla, R. Oliver, F. Sepulcre, A. Gamez, E. Armelin, C. Alemán and F. Estrany. “Cellular adhesion and proliferation on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): Benefits in the electroactivity of the conducting polymer”. European Polymer Journal, 43, 2342, (2007).
L.J. del Valle, R. Pella, A. Mercedes, L.A. Velásquez and P. Orihuela. “Embryotoxicity of serum from women smoking cocaine base paste (CBP)”. Eur J Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 139, 28, (2008).
L.J. del Valle, F. Estrany, E. Armelin, R. Oliver and C. Alemán. “Cellular adhesion, proliferation and viability on conducting polymer substrates”. Macromol Biosci, 8, 1144, (2008).
M.D. Vlad, L.J. del Valle, I. Poeata, M. Barraco, J. Lopez, R. Torres and E. Fernández. “Injectable iron-modified apatitic bone cement intended for kyphoplasty: cytocompatibility study”. J Mater Sci: Mater Med, 19, 3575, (2008).
L.J. del Valle, M. Martínez-Palau, A. Gámez, F. Sepulcre and J. Puiggalí. “New alternating polyesters containing glycolic acid units: study of biocompatibility”. Current Trends in Polymer Science, 12, 33, (2008).
C. Alemán, B. Teixeira-Dias, D. Zanuy, F. Estrany, E. Armelin and L.J. del Valle. “A comprehensive study of the interactions between DNA and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)”. Polymer, 50, 1965, (2009).

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