Pedro Gouveia from the Experimental Biology and Biomedicine PhD program of CNC (Univeristy of Coimbra) and Patricia Pitrez from MIT Portugal Program (Univeristy of Minho) defended their PhD thesis last June, 2016. Pedro's thesis was entitled "Cardiac Tissue Constructs for Drug Screening". Patricia's thesis was entitled "Bioengineering Platforms to Modulate the Activity of Smooth Muscle [...]
The best poster prize (for biocompatible antimicrobial peptide conjugated gold nanoparticles with antimicrobial efficacy in a systemic infection model) in “III Simpósio de Nanociência e Nanotecnologia Biomédica-Nano2016.pt”, held on April 15th, 2016 at Lisbon, has been awarded to our group member Dr. Akhilesh Rai. Nano2016.pt gathered scientists, which are interested in nanotechnology and nanoscience fields, from all [...]
Maria Pereira and Lino Ferreira are co-authors of a recent publication in Science Translational Medicine. The work has been performed in collaboration with Jeff Karp and Pedro del Nido at Harvard. The work describes a bioinspired elastic, biodegradable and biocompatible tissue adhesive based on poly(glycerol-co-sebacate) acrylate (PGSA) that can be activated by UV light providing [...]
We developed a nanomaterial that has the capacity to track cells in vivo by magnetic ressonance imaging (MRI) and efficiently release miRNA. The work has been recently published in ACS Nano.
The work reports for the first time a nanoparticle formulation able to modulate in vivo the subventricular zone neurogenic niche. The work is available in ACS Nano.