Researcher Rafael Aroso recently won the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) for his project entitled “PorphIRON – Design, synthesis and optimization of Fe(III) based porphyrins for use as next-generation MRI probes”.

The PorphIRON project aims to find alternatives to the gadolinium complexes currently used in clinical practice, developing new contrast agents based on potentially less toxic iron metal complexes.

This work will be carried out at the prestigious Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Orleans, France, under the supervision of Dr. Éva Jakab Tóth.