Andere Basterretxea


Andere Basterretxea
PhD Student

Centro Joxe Mari Korta
Avenida de Tolosa, 72
20018 Donostia-San Sebastián

Tel:34 943 01 88 46


Andere Basterretxea Gorostiza earned her BS in Biology from University of the Basque Country, Spain, and her Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Environment and Resources in the University of Bordeaux (France) and the University of Liège (Belgium).

During that period, she obtained a Mediterranean Office for Youth scholarship that recognize academic excellence. She performed an internship in Histocell Tissue engineering (Spain), providing technical assistance in the development innovative biomaterials based on glycosaminoglycans.

In 2014 she spent one year in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering of Yamagata University (Japan), where she worked in the synthesis of polymers and in the study of antimicrobial activity and biocompatibility of polymers.

She joined POLYMAT in September 2015 as part of the European project SUSPOL being recipient of the Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher fellowship.


Since September 2015 she is a PhD Student at POLYMAT under supervision of Haritz Sardon. Her current research topics are related to the design of more sustainable catalysts for the synthesis of polyamides and polyesters and the study of possible biomedical applications.

Innovative Polymers Group