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Mila Emerald: My Next Great Impossible

Mila Emerald

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 studying phytopharmacology when I was 16…”

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.

“I have been lucky to have a number of important collaborators…”

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.

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