A researcher based in Canada, Professor Dr. Mila Emerald has a distinguished background in nanotechnology and drug development – she told us how she got where she is today.
We face a worldwide problem with fighting new varieties of superbug. My work is focused on developing a natural biodegradable nanodelivery system loaded with specific bioactive formulations to fight antibiotic-resistant pathogens. The scale of my work involves worldwide collaborations, consulting, and developing natural products for international companies.
I began my studies in phytopharmacology when I was 16 years old. I was fortunate enough to receive awards at a national level for my work as a young scientist. Many years later, after establishing myself in biophysics and biochemistry and earning my doctorate in cellular and molecular neuroscience, I decided to continue my work in the field of natural plant- and marine-derived bioactives and molecular complexes, targeting therapeutics and skincare.
Collaboration with business and science partners from all over the world has always been the most important attribute for success in my research. I have been lucky to have a number of important collaborators who always supported me and shared my goals. In collaboration with research labs and scientific groups worldwide, I have been able to develop and support new research and green technologies to care for our beautiful planet now and into the future.
Q: What kind of mindset do you need to achieve the Next Great Impossible?
A: You need a mindset based on focus, determination, collaboration, and research – and a positive outlook.