Ana Belén Dávila Ibáñez

Head of the Liquid Nano-Oncology Line of the Roche-Chus Joint Unit

Dr. Ana B. Davila presented her doctoral thesis in 2012 at the University of Vigo, in the Department of Applied Physics. Later that year she began her post-doctorate as part of the VII Framework Programme Marie Curie project of the European Union, in collaboration with the University (Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris), and private enterprise, both pharmaceutical (pro-ACTINA-Pharmathen, Atenas) and biochemical (EPOS-iasis). During those two years she was responsible for the synthesis of nano platforms (magnetic and optically active nano particles) capable of transporting molecules specific to the cell nucleus, in addition to training in organic synthesis of anti-cancer molecules.

She is currently Head of the Liquid Nano-Oncology Line of the Roche-Chus Joint Unit.

Experience: synthesis of inorganic nano particles, functionalization of nano materials, physical and chemical properties of nano materials.

Interests: nanotechnology, nano materials, drug delivery nano systems for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.


Phone: +34 981 95 56 11


  • Costa C, Dávila-Ibáñez AB. Methodology for the Isolation and Analysis of CTCs. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2020;1220:45-59. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-35805-1_4. Review. PubMed PMID: 32304079

  • N. Carmona-Ule, C. Abuín-Redondo, C. Costa, R. Piñeiro, T. Pereira-Veiga, I. Martínez-Pena, P. Hurtado, R. López-López, M. de la Fuente, A.B. Dávila-Ibáñez. Nanoemulsions to support ex vivo cell culture of breast cancer circulating tumor cells. Materials Today Chemistry, vol 16, 2020,

  • Magnetic Silica Nanoparticle Cellular Uptake and Cytotoxicity Regulated by Electrostatic Polyelectrolytes–DNA Loading at Their Surface, A. B. Davila-Ibanez, V. Salgueirino, V. Martinez-Zorzano, Rosalia Mariño-Fernández, Andres García-Lorenzo, Melodie Maceira-Campos, Monica Muñoz-Ubeda, Elena Junquera, Emilio Aicart, Jose Rivas, F. Javier Rodriguez-Berrocal, Jose L. Legido, Acs Nano 6 (1), 747-759, 26, 2011.

  • Amorphous tunable-size Co–B magnetic nanoparticles from the cobalt-catalyzed NaBH 4 hydrolysis, A. B. Dávila-Ibáñez, J. L. Legido-Soto, J. Rivas, V Salgueirino, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (45), 20146-20154, 14, 2011.

  • Elastic properties of hard cobalt boride composite nanoparticles, A. Rinaldi, M. A. Correa-Duarte, V. Salgueirino-Maceira, S. Licoccia, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, A. B. Dávila-Ibáñez, Pedro Peralta, Karl Sieradzki, Acta Materialia, 58 (19), 6474-6486, 13, 2010.

  • Radial inner morphology effects on the mechanical properties of amorphous composite cobalt boride nanoparticles, A. Rinaldi, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, Karl Sieradzki, Pedro Peralta, Ana B. Dávila-Ibáñez, Miguel A. Correa-Duarte, Veronica Salgueirino K. Sieradzki, P. Peralta, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114 (32), 13451-13458, 12, 2010.

  • Magnetic recoverable catalysts; assessment on CTAB-stabilized gold nanostructures, A. B. Dávila-Ibáñez, M. A. Correa-Duarte, V. Salgueirino, Journal of Materials Chemistry 20 (2), 326-330, 11, 2010.

  • Synergy effects of magnetic silica nanostructures for drug delivery applications, R. Otero-Lorenzo, A. B. Dávila-Ibáñez, M. Comesaña-Hermo, Miguel A. Correa-Duarte, Verónica Salgueiriño, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2 (18), 2645-2653, 9, 2014.

  • Assessment of DNA complexation onto polyelectrolyte-coated magnetic silica nanoparticles, A. B. Dávila-Ibáñez, NJ Buurma, V. Salgueiriño, Nanoscale 5 (11), 4797-4807, 8, 2013.

  • Optically Active Magnetic Composites with Responsive Silica Shells, A. B. Dávila-Ibáñez, M. A. López-Quintela, J. Rivas, V. Salgueirino, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114 (17), 7743-7750, 8, 2010.

  • Chemical and Kinetically Controllable Nucleation, Aggregation-Coalescence, and Ostwald Ripening Processes in the Synthesis of Magnetic Co–B Nanoparticles, A. B. Dávila-Ibáñez, V. Salgueiriño, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (9), 4859-4865, 3, 2013.

  • Nonhomogeneous Silica Promotes the Biologically Induced Delivery of Metal Ions from Silica-Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles, A. B. Dávila-Ibáñez, R. Mariño-Fernández, M. Maceira-Campos, Andrés García-Lorenzo, Vicenta Martínez-Zorzano, Verónica Salgueiriño, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, (48), 28266-28273, 2014.

  • Síntesis de nanopartículas de CO2B. Estudio computacional, M. de Dios, A. B. Dávila-Ibáñez, V. Salgueiriño, M. M. Piñeiro, La investigación del Grupo Especializado de Termodinámica de las Reales Sociedades Españolas de Física y Química: volumen 5, año 2010