Rossella Castagna, postdoctoral researcher at IBEC wins the ISOP2019 prize

Rossella Castagna a postdoctoral researcher in the Nanoprobes and Nanowitches group at IBEC was awared with the ISOP2019 prize last week 9th International Symposium on Photochromism held in Paris. This recognition comes from her contribution to the field of photochromism and for the results that were collectively obtained in their group in the field of photopharmacology.

Rossella presented the group results on photoswitchable drugs at the reference international meeting for photochromism, held every 3 years, where she was awarded with the conference prize. According to the organizing committee, such a prize rewards the most talented young researchers whose contribution is expected to notably impact the field of photochromism.

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“I am very proud of this prize which comes from the recognition of the quality of the results presented at the photochromism conference in the field of photopharmacology and which is a stimulus for the whole group which I belong to continue the work in this direction”, says Rossella.

The Nanoprobes and Nanowitches group lead by Pau Gorostiza  design photoswitchable drugs that can exert their biological function when exposed to light. In particular, they aim at controlling neuronal activity with light-regulated drugs, which represents an important contribution of photochromism to pharmacology.

Conference website: https://www.isop2019.conferences-pasteur.org/home