Gabriela Lorite Yrjänä

Gabriela S. Lorite

PhD

Academy Research Fellow/ Adjunct Professor
Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Bioelectronics, Tissue Engineering, Neuroscience, Cartilage Tissue

27 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 295 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 57 citations. The author has a h-index of 9.00. (Web of Science (01.05.2019))

Biography

Gabriela S. Lorite received her Ph.D. in Science (2011) and M.Sc. in Physics (2007) degrees at the Department of Applied Physics, State University of Campinas, Brazil. She was appointed as Docent/Adjunct Professor of "Functional nanomaterials for bioelectronics and bioengineering" at the University of Oulu in 2019. Currently she holds the position of Academy Research Fellow and she is also the Project Coordinator of MIRACLE project (EU-H2020). Her research so far focused on multidisciplinary field combining material science and bioscience. Dr. Lorite's team is working on development of functional and smart scaffolds for tissue engineering. Furthermore, her research also contributes to the development of medical devices and biosensors towards more effective diagnostic methods.

Research interests

  • Functional nanobiomaterials and composites
  • Bioelectronics, sensors and biosensors
  • Neural tissue engineering
  • Cartilage related-diseases diagnosis and repair
  • Smart scaffolds for remote control of cell growth

Research team: Nanomaterials for cell engineering

RESTORE project, funded by EU-H2020

Social media

Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • Review Editor in Translational Materials Science since 2017
  • Member of the scientific committee for the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials 2019
  • Alumni member from Faculty for the Future Program

Selected publications

  • Järvinen, Topias; Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Rautio, Anne-Riikka; Juhász, Koppany Levente; Kukovecz, Akos; Kónya, Zoltan; Kordas, Krisztian; Toth, Geza (2017) Portable cyber-physical system for indoor and outdoor gas sensing. - Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 252, 983-990 . [Original]
  • Lorite, Gabriela S.; Rocha, Joao M.; Miilumaki, Noora; Saavalainen, Paula; Selkälä, Tuula; Morales-Cid, Gabriel; Gonçalves, M.P.; Pongracz, Eva; Rocha, Cristina M.R.; Toth, Geza (2017) Evaluation of physicochemical/microbial properties and life cycle assessment (LCA) of PLA-based nanocomposite active packaging. - Lwt: food science and technology 75, 305-315 . [Original]
  • Lorite, Gabriela Simone; Selkälä, Tuula; Sipola, Teemu; Palenzuela, Jesús; Jubete, Elena; Vinuales, Ana; Cabanero, German; Grande, Hans J.; Tuominen, Jarkko; Uusitalo, Sanna; Hakalahti, Leena; Kordas, Krisztian; Toth, Geza (2017) Novel, smart and RFID assisted critical temperature indicator for supply chain monitoring. - Journal of food engineering 193, 20-28 . [Original]
  • Selkälä, Tuula; Sirviö, Juho; Lorite, Gabriela; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2016) Anionically Stabilized Cellulose Nanofibrils through Succinylation Pretreatment in Urea–Lithium Chloride Deep Eutectic Solvent. - ChemSusChem 9 (21), 3074–3083 . [Original]
  • Persson, Maria; Lorite, Gabriela S; Kokkonen, Hanna E; Cho, Sung-Woo; Lehenkari, Petri P.; Skrifvars, Mikael; Tuukkanen Juha (2014) Effect of bioactive extruded PLA/HA composite films on focal adhesion formation of preosteoblastic cells. - Colloids and surfaces B: Biointerfaces 121, 409-416

Thesis supervisions

Muthusamy Saranya (PhD ongoing)
  • PhD ongoing

Topias Järvinen (MSc. 2016, PhD ongoing)
  • MSc. Validation of cyber-physical systems in gas sensor measurements

  • PhD ongoing

Vesa Virtanen (PhD ongoing)
  • PhD ongoing

Georgies Asres (PhD 2018)
  • Synthesis, characterization and application of WS2 nanowire-nanoflake hybrid nanostructures

Research visits

  • Postdoctoral mobility to Neuro-group, BioMediTech, University of Tampere.
    13.2.2018 to 16.3.2018

    Project: 3D hierarchical scaffold based on bio-decorated carbon nanotubes for bone and cartilage tissue engineering (funded by Academy of Finland)

  • Postdoctoral mobility to Neuro-group, BioMediTech, University of Tampere.
    1.9.2017 to 29.9.2017

    Project: 3D hierarchical scaffold based on bio-decorated carbon nanotubes for bone and cartilage tissue engineering (funded by Academy of Finland)

  • Postdoctoral mobility to Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Group / ELT, Technology University of Tampere.
    1.10.2015 to 27.11.2015

    Project: 3D hierarchical scaffold based on bio-decorated carbon nanotubes for bone and cartilage tissue engineering (funded by Academy of Finland)

  • Postdoctoral mobility to Dep of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB), Umeå University, Sweden.
    1.6.2016

    Project: 3D hierarchical scaffold based on bio-decorated carbon nanotubes for bone and cartilage tissue engineering (funded by Academy of Finland)

  • Postdoctoral mobility to Institute for Biophysics - Christian Doppler Laboratory of Nanoscopic Methods in Biophysics - Johannes Kepler University Linz – Austria
    1.9.2012 to 31.10.2012

    Project: Molecular Adhesion Investigations in Bone remodeling using Atomic Force Microscopy