Curriculum vitae

 

Personal information:

  • Name: Jaime Alberto Castillo León
  • Date of Birth: 14th of November 1973
  • Place of Birth: Bucaramanga, Colombia
  • Citizenship: Colombian, Swedish
  • Paternity leave: June-August 2009, December 2011-February 2012
  • Marital status: cohabiting, three children

 

Present address:

      

Positions:

  • 2012-present: Associate professor, DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark
  • 2009-2012: Assistant professor, DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark
  • 2007-2009: Postdoctoral fellow, DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark
  • 2006: Postdoctoral fellow, Analytical Chemistry Department, Bochum University, Germany

 

Education:

  • 2001-2005 PhD from the Biotechnology Department, Lund University, Sweden. Thesis title: “Amperometric biosensors for detection of analytes from cellular models.”
  • Bachelor of Science: 1993-2000 Faculty of Chemistry. Industrial University of Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia

 

Languages:

English, Spanish

 

Research experience:

  • 2012-present Associate professor at the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark
  • 2009-2012 Assistant Professor at the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark
  • 2007-2009 postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark.
  • 2006 postdoc fellow at the Dept. Of Analytical Chemistry, Bochum University, Germany.
  • 10-30 April 2005. Bochum University, Germany, working with Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann on the study of local electrochemistry at living cells using needle type dual barrel electrodes.
  • Cellsens. 5-31 July 2004. Bochum University, Germany, working with Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann on the use of an array of modified electrodes for the simultaneous detection of glutamate and nitric oxide from cells.
  • Cellsens. 2-28 February 2004. Bochum University Germany, working with Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann on measurement of glutamate using an array of modified planar electrodes as amperometric biosensors.
  • Cellsens Measuring Session. 20-31 October, 2003. Bochum University, Germany, working with Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann on simultaneous measurement of glutamate and nitric oxide using amperometric biosensors.
  • 2000-2001 (9 months) at the Department of Biotechnology, Lund University, Sweden, supervised by Assoc. Prof. Elisabeth Csöregi, working on the sweet potato peroxidase purification

 

Research projects:

  • Phototoxic effect of functionalized biological nanotubes on cells infected with Leishmaniasis. Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation. Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, 2009-2012.
  • BeNatural. Bioengineered Nanomaterials for Research and Applications. EU Project. Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark. 2006-2009
  • High-Resolution Lateral Imaging of Neurological Activity Using Novel Sensitive Micro-Biosensors (INAS), INTAS Project, Lund University 2002-2005 (36 months)
  • CellSens. Novel in-vitro platforms based on intra- and extracellular sensing, Cellsens. EU Project. Coordinated by Elisabeth Csöregi. Biotechnology Department, Lund University 2001-2004 (36 months)
  • Peroxidases, isolation and purification from palm leaves. Supervised by Dr. Ivan Sakharov. Faculty of Chemistry. Industrial University of Santander (Colombia) 1998-2000 (24 months)
  • Adjust validation and transfer of the technology of fermentation of cocoa in rotational drum. Supervised by Dr. Ayde Perea. Faculty of Chemistry. Industrial University of Santander  (Colombia) 1997-1998 (18 months)

 

Publications:

Number of articles: 29

h-index: 12 (Scopus and ISI)

Number of citations: 380 (ISI), 421 (Scopus)

 

Grants:

  1. Otto Mønsteds Fond travel grant, 2012, 9000 DKK
  2. Otto MønstedsFond travel grant, 2011, 10600 DKK
  3. Lundbeckfonden travel grant, 2010, 20700 DKK
  4. Otto Mønsteds Fond travel grant, 2010, 6282 DKK
  5. Otto Mønsteds Fond travel grant, 2009, 10608 DKK
  6. Nano Today 2009 Conference Travel Award, 500 USD
  7. Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation. Project grant, 2008, 2.430.000 DKK (326.000 €)
  8. Otto Mønsteds Fond travel grant, 2008, 8093 DKK
  9. Nano2Life travel grant, 2008, 2315 €
  10. Otto Mønsteds Fond travel grant, 2007, 7837 DKK
  11. Nano2Life scholarship to attend the Summer School: Methods in Micro- Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology in Athens (Greece), 2007, 1000 €
  12. Nano2Life scholarship to attend the CeNTech summer workshop in Munster (Germany), 2005, 950 €
  13. Stiftelsen Bokelunds resestipendiefond travel grant, 2005, 5100 SEK
  14. Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse travel grant, 2004, 12 000 SEK
  15. Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse travel grant, 2002, 10 000 SEK
  16. Swedish Institute Fellowship for 6 months, 2000, 43 200 SEK
  17. Swedish Institute Fellowship for 9 months, 2000, 64 800 SEK
  18. Colombian Agriculture Ministry, Fellowship for 6 months, 1998,  500 US

 

-                              Courses attended:

  • Hazards in the chemical research laboratory, 2002, Lund University
  • Microsensor analysis in the environmental sciences, Nordisk Forskerutdanningsakademi (NorFa), April 28- May 10 2002, Copenhagen   University
  • Electro analytical chemistry, 2003, Lund University
  • Biosensor technology, 2004, Lund University
  • Cell culture techniques, 2004, Lund University
  • Medicinal chemistry, 2004, Lund University
  • Cell signalling and apoptosis, 2005, Lund University
  • Micro electrochemistry for biological applications, 2005, Bochum University
  • Techniques in Nanobioanalytics: Theory, applications in life sciences and practical training, Center for Nanotechnology (CENTECH), 7-15 July 2005, Münster, Germany
  • Cleanroom: safety and hands on course, 2007, Danchip, Technical University of Denmark.
  • 1st European Science Foundation Summer School in Nanomedicine, 10-15 June 2007, University of Cardiff, Wales.
  • Methods in Micro-Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology. National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”. June 25-July 6 2007. Athens, Greece
  • Nano2Life Research School, Micro and nano technologies for medical applications. March 31-April 4 2008. Lund, Sweden
  • Theory and practice of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. 15th to 18th July 2008. Bath University, Bath, United Kingdom
  • Mentoring of experts-Supervising PhD students. 18th November 2008. Learning Lab DTU, Technical University of Denmark
  • English course for teachers. March 4 to May 6 2009. Learning Lab DTU, Technical University of Denmark.
  • Education in University Teaching at DTU. 1½-year programme with a workload of 250 hours including a project on the participant own teaching. Learning Lab DTU, Technical University of Denmark.
  • Teaching international students. 11th April 2011. Learning Lab DTU, Technical University of Denmark. This course includes two workshops:             
  • Effective learning for students
  • Student integration issues (inside and outside the classroom)

 

Supervising activity:

  • Lab assistant for the Bioaffinity-Biosensors course, Biotechnology Dep., Lund     University (Sweden) November 2001
  • Eka Kapanadze, MSc student, Lund University (Sweden). Feb.-July 2005.
  • Ksenia Us, MSc student, Lund University (Sweden). Feb.-July 2005.
  • Huseyin Belkir Yildiz, PhD student, Bochum University (Germany). Feb.-July 2006
  • Katharina Jockers, MSc student, Bochum University (Germany), June-July 2006.
  • Murat Ates, PhD student, Bochum University (Germany). July-Aug. 2006
  • Giorgio Prosperi, MSc student, Technical University of Denmark, May-Oct. 2007
  • Simone Tanzi, MSc student, Technical University of Denmark, Jan.-June 2007
  • Alexander Jensen, BSc student, Copenhagen University, Feb.-May 2009
  • Sebastian Gauthier, MSc student,  Technical University of Denmark, Dec. 2008-June 2009
  • Martin Græsvænge, MSc student, Technical University of Denmark, Jan.-June 2009
  • Martin Hedegård Sørensen, MSc student , Technical University of Denmark, Sept. 2008-June 2009
  • Nikolaj O. Christiansen, MSc student, Technical University of Denmark, June 2009-Feb. 2010
  • Peter J. Paluszewski, MSc student, Technical University of Denmark, Nov. 2009-April 2010
  • Aleksandra Glosnicka, MSc student, Technical University of Denmark, Feb.-July 2010
  • Bruno Viguier, MSc student, Lund University, May-Nov. 2010
  • Yuri Belotti, MSc student, Technical University of Denmark, Nov. 2010-Aug. 2011
  • Aleksander Jensen, MSc student, Copenhagen University, Jan.-Dec. 2011
  • Luigi Sasso, PhD student, Technical University of Denmark, 2009-2012
  • Karsten B. Andersen, PhD student, Technical University of Denmark, 2009-2012
  • Mehmet Taskin, MSc student, Technical University of Denmark, Nov. 2011-June  2012

 

Teaching activity:

  • Instructor for the Lab on a Chip/Microfluidics course at the 59th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON), March 1-7 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA              
  • Instructor for the Lab on a Chip/Microfluidics course at the 60th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON), March 8-13 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Instructor for the Lab on a Chip/Microfluidics course at the 61st Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON), February 28-March 3 2010, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Instructor for the Lab on a Chip/Microfluidics course at the 62nd Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON), March 13-18 2011, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Instructor for the Lab on a Chip/Microfluidics course at the 63rd Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON), March 11-15 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Instructor for the Techniques for the handling of biological samples course at the 63rd Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON), March 11-15 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Lecturer on DTU course Nano-1: Introduction to nanotechnology (33320) at the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology (Technical University of Denmark). 2009-2011

 

Professional memberships:

- American Chemical Society member. Membership No. 30064491

- Swedish Chemical Society member. Membership No. 8457

- Danish Chemical Society member. Membership No. 2478

 

Reviewer:

Reviewer of peer-reviewed journals: Analyst, Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Methods, Chemical Communications, Electrophoresis, European Polymer Journal, Integrative Biology, Lab on a Chip, Nanoscale.

Reviewer for research projects: European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST).

               

CV

Education

2001 - 2005 PhD - Lund University (Sweden)
1993 - 2000 Chemistry - Industrial University of Santander (Colombia)

Academic grades

PhD

BSc in Chemistry

Professional experience

2009 - pres Assistant Professor - Technical University of Denmark, DTU Nanotech
2007 - 2009 Postdoctoral fellow - Technical University of Denmark, DTU Nanotech
2006 - 2006 Postdoctoral fellow - Bochum University, Analytical Chemistry

Languages

English, Spanish

Expertise

  • Electrochemistry
  • biomaterials
  • biosensors,
  • lab-on-a-chip
  • enzymes purification
  • biological nanostructures

International experience

Research projects:

  • Phototoxic effect of functionalized biological nanotubes on cells infected with Leishmaniasis. Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation. Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, 2009-2012.
  • BeNatural. Bioengineered Nanomaterials for Research and Applications. EU Project. Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark. 2006-2009
  • High-Resolution Lateral Imaging of Neurological Activity Using Novel Sensitive Micro-Biosensors (INAS), INTAS Project, Lund University 2002-2005 (36 months)
  • CellSens. Novel in-vitro platforms based on intra- and extracellular sensing, Cellsens. EU Project. Coordinated by Elisabeth Csöregi. Biotechnology Department, Lund University 2001-2004 (36 months)

Other information

Grants:

Grants:

  1. Otto MønstedsFond travel grant, 2011, 10600 DKK
  2. Lundbeckfonden travel grant, 2010, 20700 DKK
  3. Otto Mønsteds Fond travel grant, 2010, 6282 DKK
  4. Otto Mønsteds Fond travel grant, 2009, 10608 DKK
  5. Nano Today 2009 Conference Travel Award, 500 USD
  6. Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation. Project grant, 2008, 2.430.000 DKK (326.000 €)
  7. Otto Mønsteds Fond travel grant, 2008, 8093 DKK
  8. Nano2Life travel grant, 2008, 2315 €
  9. Otto Mønsteds Fond travel grant, 2007, 7837 DKK
  10. Nano2Life scholarship to attend the Summer School: Methods in Micro- Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology in Athens (Greece), 2007, 1000 €
  11. Nano2Life scholarship to attend the CeNTech summer workshop in Munster (Germany), 2005, 950 €
  12. Stiftelsen Bokelunds resestipendiefond travel grant, 2005, 5100 SEK
  13. Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse travel grant, 2004, 12 000 SEK
  14. Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse travel grant, 2002, 10 000 SEK
  15. Swedish Institute Fellowship for 6 months, 2000, 43 200 SEK
  16. Swedish Institute Fellowship for 9 months, 2000, 64 800 SEK
  17. Colombian Agriculture Ministry, Fellowship for 6 months, 1998,  500 US

 

Patents:

Patents:

  • Method and system for manipulating organic nanostructures. US Patent, No. 50298

 

                                                 Professional memberships:

  •   American Chemical Society member. Membership No. 30064491
  •   Swedish Chemical Society member. Membership No. 8457
  •   Danish Chemical Society member. Membership No. 2478

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  • Electrophoresis

    ISSNs: 0173-0835

    Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Germany

    FI (2012): 1, ISI indexed (2012): yes

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  • Analyst

    ISSNs: 0003-2654, 00032654

    Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom

    FI (2012): 1, ISI indexed (2012): yes

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  • Microelectronic Engineering

    ISSNs: 0167-9317, 01679317

    Elsevier BV, Netherlands

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