Research Assistant, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2018-2019
MSc in Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2017
BSc in Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2015
New electro-responsive materials platforms for cancer treatment: Smart self-growing nanoparticles and transdermal devices.
This project aims to contribute to materials approaches for cancer treatment, namely through the development of new electro-responsive materials platforms. Therefore, this project aims to:
1. Develop smart nanoparticles (NPs) responsive to an external stimulus, such as an electric field, that can specifically target cancer cells.
2. Control the drug delivery of anti-cancer drugs (inhibition of cell growth or inducer of cell apoptosis) or anti-angiogenic drugs that will suppress further tumor blood vessels formation.
3. Develop a set of materials for application in a transdermal device that will function as a reservoir of NPs, which will be released following enzymatic degradation or another external stimulus.
Ferreira, F., Resina, L., Esteves, T., Ferreira, F.C. Comparison and Combination of Organic Solvent Nanofiltration and Adsorption Processes: A Mathematical Approach for Mitigation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Losses during Genotoxin Removal. Membranes 10(4):73 (2020).