Cristiana Paulo

cristiana.paulo.jpgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | UCoimbra | Bioengineering PhD | Entering year: 2007

CV Cristiana Paulo

Research topic/area: Antimicrobial nanocoatings

Thesis discussion  Permanent antifungal materials and coatings: bioactivity and cytotoxicity characterization on November, 21st, 2012.


  • Paula V. Morais, Cristiana Paulo, Romeu Francisco, Rita Branco, Ana Paula Chung and Milton S. da Costa Leucobacter luti sp. nov., and Leucobacter alluvii sp. nov., two new species of the genus Leucobacter isolated under chromium stress. Syst Appl Microbiol. 2006 Volume 29 (5), 21 July 2006, pp. 414-421

Communications/Conference presentations:

  • Cristiana Paulo, José Paulo Sousa and Paula Vasconcellos Morais, Bioaugmentation and enhanced Cr(VI) reduction in a lab-scale reactor, 9th International Symposium on Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine in Lisbon, 21-24 May 2006
  • C. Paulo, J. Marques, C. Mourão, A. Meliço-Silvestre, A. Florinda, T. Gonçalves, A four-year epidemiological study of aetiological agents of yeast infections and antifungal susceptibility profiles in the centre of Portugal, 17th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and 25th International Congress of Chemotherapy Munich/Germany, 31 March - 3 April 2007
  • A. Meliço Silvestre, C. Paulo, T. Gonçalves, J. Anjos, G. Rocha, The R77Q mutation and HIV Disease Progression in Children, Submitted to 25th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Porto, Portugal, May 2-4, 2007

Research interests: Biomaterials, Microbiology, Virology.


Daniel Simão

Daniel SimãoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | FCTUNL | Bioengineering Systems PhD | Entering year: 2011 | Graduation year: 2016


Current Position: Post-Doc Research Fellow at iBET - Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica

Thesis Title: Development of Human Central Nervous System 3D in vitro Models for Preclinical Research

Supervisors: Paula M. Alves (IBET/ITQB-NOVA), Catarina Brito (IBET/ITQB-NOVA)

Thesis Summary: The current lack of predictable models in early stage development in the pharma industry strongly contributes for the high attrition rates registered. Thus, there is an increasing need for a paradigm shift towards more human relevant cell models, which can closely recapitulate the in vivo cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions. The main goal of this project was the development of human 3D in vitro neural models, making use of agitation-based culture systems and human stem cells as scalable supply of neural-subtype cells. The applicability of these models in a preclinical setting was explored by assessing the efficacy and safety assessment of novel viral vector candidates for gene therapy.

Daniela Coutinho

daniela.coutinho.jpgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | UMinho  | Bioengineering PhD | Entering year: 2007

Research topic/area: Micro/Nano Processing Strategies as a tool to clarify surface mediated biological performance of degradable biomaterials (Nanobiotechnology & Biomaterials).


  • Daniela F. Coutinho, Pashkuleva I, Alves CM, Marques AP, Neves NM and Reis RL, 2008, The effect of chitosan on the in vitro biological performance of chitosan-poly(butylene succinate) blends, Biomacromolecules, 9 (4) : 1139-1145

Communications/Conference presentations:

  • D. M. García Cruz, D. F. Coutinho, M. Salmerón Sanchez, J. F. Mano, J. L. Gómez Ribelles, Biodegradable Scaffolds made of poly(ε- caprolactone)/chitosan semi-interpenetrated polymer networks, 1-4 April, Materiais 2007, Porto, Portugal
  • D.M. García Cruz, D. F. Coutinho, E. Costa Martínez, M. Salmerón Sánchez, J.F. Mano and J.L. Gómez Ribelles, Blends of chitosan and polycaprolactone. Structure, properties and biological response, 24-27 June, Frontiers in Biomedical Polymers 2007, Ghent, Belgium

Links: (University of Minho) (3B’s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics) (Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering)

Daniela Couto

daniela.couto.jpg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | FCTUNL  | Bioengineering PhD | Entering year: 2007

Research topic/area: Determinants and Measurement of Innovation in Bioengineering: A Cross-National Study of Successful and Unsuccessful

Research interests: Technology Transfer; Innovation Dynamics; Technology Breakthrough; Market Pull

David Malta

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pdf CV David Malta

Research topic/area: Depicting the Bone Marrow Microenvironment Towards the Ex-vivo Expansion of Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells

Research interests: Ex-vivo Expansion of Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells Functional/Phenotypic assays for stem cell culture Cellular microarrays, microscale cell patterning, and microfluidic culture platforms for stem cells 3-D scaffold based bioreactor platform for stem cell culture

Links: (IST) (Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering) (BioEngineering Research Group) (Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies)