Dr. Carmen Reyes Mateo Martínez

Department: Instituto de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación en Biotecnología Sanitaria de Elche (IDiBE)

Phone: +34 966 658 469

Email: rmateo@umh.es

Current Position: Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry, Universidad Miguel Hernández.

Research Fields

  • Fluorescent nanomaterials based on conjugated polymers for applications in biological systems: drug delivery, bioimaging and sensing devices.

  • Biophysical characterization of biological systems in non-conventional environments.

  • Development of fluorescent sensors and biosensors.

Representative Publications

  • Z. Kahveci, M. J. Martínez-Tomé, R. Mallavia and C. Reyes Mateo. Fluorescent Biosensor for Phosphate Determination Based on Immobilized Polyfluorene-Liposomal Nanoparticles Coupled with Alkaline Phosphatase. (2017) Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 136 – 144.

  • Z. Kahveci, R. Vázquez-Guilló, M. J. Martínez-Tomé, R. Mallavia and C. Reyes Mateo. New Red-Emitting Conjugated Polyelectrolyte: Stabilization by Interaction with Biomolecules and Potential Use as Drug Carriers and Bioimaging Probes. (2016) Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 1958 – 1969.

  • Z. Kahveci, Z.,  Vázquez-Guilló, R., Mira A., Martinez, L., Falcó A., Mallavia, R., C.R. Mateo. Selective recognition and imaging of bacterial model membranes over mammalian ones by using cationic conjugated polyelectrolytes. (2016) Analyst 141, 6287-6296.

  • Z. Kahveci, M.J. R.Esquembre, R., Mallavia, C.R. Mateo. Selective interaction of a cationic polyfluorene with model lipid membranes: Anionic versus zwitterionic lipids. (2014) Materials, 7, 2120-2140.

  • Z. Kahveci, M. J. Martínez-Tomé, R. Mallavia and C. Reyes Mateo. Use of the Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Poly{[9,9-bis(6’ –N,N,N-trimethylammonium)hexyl]fluorene-phenylene} Bromide (HTMA-PFP) as a  fluorescent membrane marker. (2013) Biomacromolecules, 14, 1990 – 1998.

Patents and Available Technologies

  • Production of new polymer liquid crystals capable of having an interaction with liposomes. Pub. No.: WO1998ES0000519980116. International Application No.: PCT/ES1998/000005. Inventors: M.M. Pérez-Méndez and C.R. Mateo. Proprietor: CSIC. Date of publication: 23.07.1998