Isabel Oliveira is graduated in Biology (2011), hold a master ́s degree in Human Evolution and Biology at Laboratory of Biochemistry Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (2013), both from University of Coimbra, and PhD in Tissue Engineering, Medicine Regenerative and Stem cells (2021) in 3B`s Research Group, University of Minho. Her experience is mainly in the field of biomedical research. The PhD thesis focused on the development of functionalized biomaterials, based on targeted and controlled drug delivery, for the treatment of inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. The experimental work was based on materials synthesis and functionalization (nanoparticles and hydrogels), physicochemical characterization, and 2D and 3D biological culture (bioreactors and chip devices). During this period, she had the great opportunity to spend 6 months at Department of Polymer Nanoscience and Polymer BIN Research Centre, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea. As a result of her research work, she is author or co-author of 8 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, 6 book chapters and 11 poster presentations. Currently, she is enrolled in the NanoCAT project: PTDC/CTM-COM/4844/2020 in the Laboratory of Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy at the University of Porto, where is working with functionalization of surfaces, bacterial adhesion, and biofilm formation.

Supervisors: (LEPABE, ), Salomé Soares, Fernando Pereira
Isabel Oliveira