David Limón Magaña

Postdoctoral researcher
Soft and biofunctional materials group
111 - DCM 107 - DCM davidlimon@fct.unl.pt


BSc in Pharmaceutical chemistry, MSc in Management and Production in the Pharmaceutical Industry, PhD in Nanoscience. Research experience in the synthesis/functionalization of nanoparticles, microparticles, and hydrogels for drug delivery applications.

Main scientific interests: Nanochemistry, materials chemistry, surface chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, hydrogels, nanoparticles, microparticles, drug delivery, human skin, transdermal delivery, 3D bioprinting, cancer therapy.


Polysilicon microchips functionalized with bipyridinium-based cyclophanes for a highly efficient cytotoxicity in cancerous cells. David Limón*, Jessica Hornick, Kang Cai, Yassine Beldjoudi, Marta Duch, José Antonio Plaza, Lluïsa Pérez-García, J. Fraser Stoddart*. ACS Nano. 2022. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c08090

Supramolecular Hydrogels Consisting of Nanofibers Increase the Bioavailability of Curcuminoids in Inflammatory Skin Diseases. David Limón,* Pablo Gil-Lianes, Laura Rodríguez-Cid, Helen L. Alvarado, Natalia Díaz-Garrido, Mireia Mallandrich, Laura Baldomà, Ana C. Calpena, Concepción Domingo, Nuria Aliaga-Alcalde, Arántzazu González-Campo,* Llüisa Pérez-García.* ACS Applied Nano Materials. 2022. DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.2c01482

Nanostructured supramolecular hydrogels: towards the topical treatment of Psoriasis and other skin diseases. David Limón,* Kirian Talló Domínguez, María Luisa Garduño-Ramírez, Berenice Andrade, Ana C. Calpena, Lluïsa Pérez-García. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2019.06.018

Multifunctional serine protease inhibitor-coated water-soluble gold nanoparticles as a novel targeted approach for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases

David Limón, María José Fábrega, Ana C. Calpena, Josefa Badia,* Laura Baldomà, Lluïsa Pérez-García*. Bioconjugate Chemistry. 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00717

Microscale coiling in bis-imidazolium supramolecular hydrogel fibres induced by the release of a cationic serine protease inhibitor. David Limón, Claire Jiménez-Newman, Ana C. Calpena, Arántzazu González-Campo, David B. Amabilino, and Lluïsa Pérez-García*. Chemical Communications. 2017. DOI: 10.1039/c6cc09392b

Novel nanostructured supramolecular hydrogels for the topical delivery of anionic drugs. David Limón, Ezhil Amirthalingam, Mafalda Rodrigues, Lyda Halbaut, Berenice Andrade, María Luisa Garduño-Ramírez, David B. Amabilino, Lluïsa Pérez-García, Ana C. Calpena*. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2015.09.007