MaryLuz_URVSenior Technician

Departament d’Enginyeria Química

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Av. Paisos Catalans, 26
43007 Tarragona, Spain
E Building Lab. 225
Tel.: +34 977 55 97 15
Fax: +34 977 55 96 67

Mrs. Mary Luz Botero Gallego?(MSc) was born in Medellin (Colombia). She obtained a BSc in Microbiology and Bioanalisis from the University of Antioquia (Colombia) and then a MSc in Nutricion y Metabolismo, from the University Rovira i Virgili (URV). She began to work in 2005 in the Interfibio Group from the URV, place where she is currently working as project technician. She specialized in electrochemical biosensors, but she also has experience in ELISA, ELONA, electrophoresis, surface chemistry, ?protein/DNA modification and purification and SELEX. Her research interests lie in the development of electrochemical biosensors for medical, environmental and food sciences. She has published 6 scientific articles and participated in several European Union funded projects.


  • Svobodov?, M., Skouridou, V., Botero, ML., Jauset, M., Schubert, T., Bashammakh, A., Mohammad S. El-Shahawic, Abdulrahman O. Alyoubic, The characterization and validation of 17?-estradiol binding aptamers. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 167, March 2017, 14?22.
  • M. Ortiz, L. Wilson, M. L. Botero, P. Baker, E. Iwuoha, A. Fragoso, and C. K. O?Sullivan, Supramolecular amperometric immunosensor for detection of human chorionic gonadotropin,?Electroanalysis, vol. 26, iss. 7, pp. 1481-1487, 2014.
  • C. Kellner, M. L. Botero, D. Latta, K. Drese, A. Fragoso, and C. K. O?Sullivan, Automated microsystem for electrochemical detection of cancer markers, Electrophoresis, vol. 32, iss. 8, pp. 926-930, 2011.
  • A. Fragoso, N. Laboria, M. L. Botero, D. Bejarano, D. Latta, T. E. Hansen-Hagge, W. Kemmner, I. Katakis, C. G?rtner, K. Drese, and C. K. O?Sullivan, Development of an integrated microsystem for the multiplexed detection of breast cancer markers in serum using electrochemical immunosensors. 2010.
  • Mata, D., Bejarano, D., Botero, M.L., Lozano, P., Constant?, M., Katakis, I. (2010). Screen-printed integrated microsystem for the electrochemical detection of pathogens, Electrochimica Acta, 55, 4261-4266.