Mayreli_URVPostdoctoral Researcher

Departament d’Enginyeria Química
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Av. Paisos Catalans, 26
43007 Tarragona, Spain
E Building, Office 224?/ Lab. 214
Tel.: +34 977 55 85 76 / 977 55?86 01
Fax: +34 977 55 96 67

Dr. Mayreli Ortiz (Cuba, 1978) received her BSc (08/2000) and Ph.D. (01/2006) degrees in Chemistry from the University of Havana (Cuba). In 2002 she was appointed Graduate Instructor and in 2006 Research Associate of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the University of Havana. In November 2006 she received a postdoctoral fellowship from Fundaci?n Carolina (Spain) to work in the Department of Organic Chemistry of Universidad Aut?noma de Madrid, Spain. Dr. Mayreli Ortiz joined Interfibio Group as researcher fellow in 2007 and in 2009 she received a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship at URV to work on electrochemiluminescent biosensors. Since 2012 she has worked as researcher and Director of Research in several European and National Projects, and published 39 papers in per-reviewed journals.

Her main research interests are in the application of spectroscopic techniques in electroactive surface modification for bioanalysis, biosensors, next generation molecular tools and electrochemiluminescense.


  • Ahmed M. Debela, Serge Thorimbert, Bernold Hasenknopf, Ciara K. O’Sullivan and Mayreli Ortiz* Electrochemical primer extension for the detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the cardiomyopathy associated MYH7 gene. Chemical Communications, 52, 757-759, 2016. IF: 6.834.
  • Ahmed M. Debela, Mayreli Ortiz, Valerio Beni, Serge Thorimbert, Denis Lesage, Richard B. Cole, Ciara K. O’Sullivan and Bernold Hasenknopf. Biofunctionalization of Polyoxometalates with DNA Primers, Their Use in the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Electrochemical Detection of PCR Products. Chemistry – A European Journal, 21, 17721-17727, 2015. IF: 5.731.
  • Mabel Torr?ns, Mayreli Ortiz,* Anthony P.F. Turner, Valerio Beni and Ciara K. O?Sullivan*. Controlled Zn-mediated grafting of thin layers of bipodal diazonium salt on gold and carbon substrates. Chemistry – A European Journal. 21 – 2, 671 – 681. 2015. IF: 5.731.
  • Ahmed M. Debela, Mayreli Ortiz*, Valerio Beni and Ciara K. O’Sullivan*. Facile electrochemical hydrogenation and chlorination of glassy carbon to produce highly reactive and uniform surfaces for stable anchoring of thiolated molecules. Chemistry – A European Journal, 20, 7646-7654, 2014. IF: 5.731.
  • Mayreli Ortiz, Ewelina M. Wajs, Alex Fragoso and Ciara K. O?Sullivan, C. K. A bienzymatic amperometric immunosensor exploiting supramolecular construction for ultrasensitive protein detection. Chemical Communications, 48, 1045 ? 1047, 2012. IF: 6.834