Dr. Ana Beloqui Elizazu


Dr. Ana Beloqui Elizazu

Centro Joxe Mari Korta
Avenida de Tolosa, 72
20018 Donostia - San Sebastián

ORCID: 0000-0002-7693-4163


email: ana.beloquie@ehu.eus
Tel:+34 943018838


Dr. Ana Beloqui received her BSc in Chemistry from the University of Navarra (2004) and undertook her PhD at the Institute of Catalysis (ICP-CSIC/ Autonomous University of Madrid) in 2009. Her Thesis Work was focused on the discovery, design, and application of industrially relevant enzymes. As postdoc, in 2010, she moved to CICbiomaGUNE, where she explored the interactions between (in)organic molecules and biomacromolecules. Thereafter, she moved to Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Tecchnology, KIT, Germany) in order to earn new experience in the interaction of proteins with organic macromolecules, i.e. polymers, in the lab of Prof. Guillaume Delaittre. At this stage, she developed and optimized methods for the encapsulation of single proteins in polymeric networks. In 2016, she moved back to San Sebastián, in the frame of a "Talent Atraction and Retention" program of the Diputación de Gipuzkoa. With this project, she could join CICnanoGUNE and develop her own projects in the lab of Prof. Mato Knez. In 2020, she joined POLYMAT-UPV/EHU with an Ikerbasque Fellow and a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship. She is leading her own projects as PI in the lab of Prof. Marcelo Calderón.

Honors and awards

2019. Ramón y Cajal Fellowship (2018 call, Start-Feb-2020)
2019. Ikerbasque Fellowship (2018 call, Start-Feb-2020)
2016. Gipuzkoa Fellow (2016 call, Start-Oct2016; End-Oct2019)
2009. 1st prize for the PhD Thesis of the Molecular Biology Department of Autonomous University of Madrid
2005. FPU scholarship of the Spanish Government


The main research line of Dr. Ana Beloqui is focused on the development of polymer-protein hybrids for catalysis and sensing. In the last years she has developed the knowledge and experience for the synthesis of single enzyme nanogels, which are currently combined with other (in)organic materials for the fabrication of smart (responsive) enzyme nanogels. She is interested in the development of chemo-enzymatic nanoreactors through the design of metabolic channels using polymer-protein hybrids. She is also interested in the therapeutical use of the nanogels for gene delivery.

For further details on her research work, please visit: https://anabeloqui1982.wixsite.com/polyzymes

Multifunctional Protein-polymer Hybrids