Hi! My name is Mariona, nice to meet you.

I am an Engineer and Innovator from Barcelona (ESP), based in London (UK), currently pursuing a double master’s degree in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

I studied Biomedical Engineering at Universitat de Barcelona (2014-2018), and went on to work as a researcher in the Neuroimaging laboratory of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, where I followed up on my dissertation about ML methods in Alzheimer’s diagnosis and co-authored a paper.

 

In my practice as a designer, I draw inspiration from the human, both in terms of behavior and biology: I am particularly interested in the brain and the workings of the body as a machine.

I am driven by interdisciplinariety and believe true innovation emerges from the most unexpected combinations. I believe in design that considers our nature and adapts to ourselves, as well as design that mirrors the optimization of processes and designs found in nature.

 

My passions include music, cinema, fashion and crafts. I have learnt guitar, DJing, sewing, crochet and video editing in my spare time, and have developed multiple personal projects in relation. 

Education 

2014 - 2018

BSc Biomedical Engineering - Universitat de Barcelona (ESP)

Feb - Jun 2018 

Erasmus Scholarship - Technische Universiteit Delft (NL)

2019 - 2021 (expected)

MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering - Royal College of Art and Imperial College London (UK)

Work Experience

2018 -2019

Research Assistant at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders unit)

Publications

2020

Ruiz-Peris M, Falgàs N, Pérez- Millan A, et al. Contribution of CSF biomarkers to early-onset Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia neuroimaging signatures. Hum Brain Mapping (2020): 1–10. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24925​​

Conferences

Jun 2019

Rome, IT

Organization for Human Brain Mapping - Annual Meeting

Poster presentation:  ‘Using CSF biomarkers to understand the atrophy signatures for AD and FTD’

CV