Gemma Mestres Beà

associate senior lecturer at Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Microsystems Technology

+4618-471 6805
Visiting address:
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
752 37 UPPSALA
Postal address:
Box 534
751 21 UPPSALA

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My courses


Short CV

  • 2016, docent in Engineering Sciences with specialization in Materials Science, Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • 2015-ongoing, senior researcher at EMBLA group, Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • 2012-2015, postdoc at Materials in Medicine group, Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • 2012, PhD Biomaterials, Technical University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • 2007, BSc Chemistry, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)


  • I am teaching several guest lectures at Biomaterials I (course responsible is Jöns Hilbörn) and Biomaterials II (course responsible is Oommen Varghese).
  • I am course responsible of the MSc course "Innovation of Molecular Biosensors" (3MG039).
  • I am course responsible of the PhD course "Biological characterisation of biomaterials".

Out-reaching activities

Since 2015 I am co-coordinating the Uppsala Team for SensUs international competition on biosensors for healthcare. Do you want to know more about this project? You can do so in our website:

Telephone: +46 (0)18 471 6805 Email:


My research during my PhD aimed at developing novel inorganic materials for bone regeneration. During my first postdoc at the Materials in Medicine Group (Uppsala University) I evaluated the biological properties of such materials, paying special attention to inflammatory response.

I performed my second post-doc at the EMBLA group (Uppsala University) I started developing an improved in vitro model of the blood-brain-barrier. Such a model to test the efficacy of a drug to cross the blood-brain-barrier would be very relevant in clinics and would allow decreasing the number of animal lives sacrificed nowadays to perform these tests.

Right now I am running my own research line within the EMBLA group. I am aiming to use my knowledge on biomaterials, in vitro studies and microfluidics to create a new microfluidic device that will allow to study the biological properties of biomaterials aimed for bone regeneration.

Awards and grants

  • 2018 Göran Gustaffson pris (lilla)
  • 2018 Stint, Initiation Grant
  • 2018-2022 VR, Starting Grant
  • 2017-2019 Formas, Future research leaders
  • 2015 Stifelsen Lars Hiertas Minne
  • 2014 Stifelsen Lars Hiertas Minne
  • 2013-2016 VINNOVA, Marie Curie Incoming
  • 2013 European Doctoral Award 2013. Awarded by the European Society of Biomaterials


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