Natália joined INL in September 2018 as a Research Fellow, and she is working on the functionalization of nanomaterials to mitigate the impact of the biofouling in membrane-based water treatment technology.
Natália has graduation in Biochemistry and an MSc degree in Chemical Analysis and Characterisation Techniques from the University of Minho. Natália did her PhD in the field of nanomedicine, working on the preparation and characterisation of drug delivery systems based on zeolite structures to be used in breast and colorectal cancer treatment at the University of Minho and Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires – University of Strasbourg.
- N. Vilaça, R. Totovao, E. A. Prasetyanto, V. Miranda-Gonçalves, F. Morais-Santos, R. Fernandes, F. Figueiredo, M. Bañobre-López, A. M. Fonseca, L. De Cola, F. Baltazar and I.C. Neves
Internalization Studies of Zeolite Nanoparticles by Human Cells
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018, 6, 469 – 476.
- N. Vilaça, A.F. Machado, F. Morais-Santos, R. Amorim, A. Patrícia Neto, E. Logodin, M.F.R. Pereira, M. Sardo, J. Rocha, P. Parpot, A.M. Fonseca, F. Baltazar, I.C. Neves
Comparison of different silica microporous structures as drug delivery systems for in vitro models of solid tumors
RSC Adv. 2017, 7, 13104–13111
- N. Vilaça, F.M. Santos, A.F. Machado, A. Sirkecioglu, M.F.R. Pereira, M. Sardo, J. Rocha, P. Parpot, A.M. Fonseca, F. Baltazar, I.C. Neves
Micro- and Mesoporous Structures as Drug Delivery Carriers for Salicylic Acid
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 3589-3595
- N. Vilaça, R. Amorim, A.F. Machado, P. Parpot, M.F.R. Pereira, M. Sardo, J. Rocha, A.M. Fonseca, I.C. Neves, F. Baltazar
Potentiation of 5-fluorouracil encapsulated in zeolites as drug delivery systems for in vitro models of colorectal carcinoma
Colloids Surf. B, 2013, 112, 237-244.
- N. Vilaça, R. Amorim, O. Martinho, R.M. Reis, F. Baltazar, A.M. Fonseca, I.C. Neves
Encapsulation of α-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid into a NaY zeolite
J. Mater. Sci., 2011, 46, 7511-1516.