Institution: Cenimat/i3N, FCT-UNL
Contact: pi.soares (at) fct.unl.pt
Paula is currently a Researcher (CEEC 2019) at Cenimat|i3N, in the Materials Science Department from NOVA School of Sciences & Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Paula is a member of the Biomaterials group, led by Prof. João Paulo Borges. Her main scientific activities are focused on the development of multifunctional magnetic devices for biomedical applications, namely magnetic hyperthermia, magnetic resonance imaging, and controlled drug delivery systems. She has published 19 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 3 book chapters. Paula also supervises students during their Master and Ph.D. thesis. Since 2017, Paula is the Principal Investigator of a National Research Project, DREaMM (Ref. PTDC/CTM- REF/30623/2017) which focus on the development of dual-stimuli responsive magnetic membranes for cancer theranostics application. In 2020 she was also funded in Programa Pessoa – Translational Cooperation between Portugal and France in collaboration with Dr. Sebastian Blanquer from the Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, Université de Montpellier, France.
Keywords: magnetic nanoparticles, cancer theranostic, hyperthermia, drug delivery, biomaterials
Expertise sought: I’m looking for collaboration with researchers from Biology and Medical Sciences to further evaluate the biological effect of our Biomaterials and their potential for cancer theranostics application.