Vânia investigates the toxicological effects of C-dots derived from spices in cancer versus normal cell lines and the effects of magnetic hyperthermia in zebrafish embryos, within the Water Quality group, Life Sciences Department.
Vânia joined INL as a PhD student devoted to the development of a therapeutic strategy to kill cancer cells using magnetic hyperthermia mediated by targeted nanoparticles under Begoña Espiña’s co-supervision.
She is a PharmD holding a Master degree in Toxicology from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto. Prior to joining INL, she worked on a project devoted to the screening of new rifampicin derivatives as P-glycoprotein inducers/ activators, drugs that could be used as antidotes for intoxications with the herbicide paraquat. She is a member of the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro.
- Bi, C. M. Duarte, M. Brito, V. Vilas-Boas, S. Cardoso and P. Freitas.
Performance enhanced UV/vis spectroscopic microfluidic sensor for ascorbic acid quantification in human blood.
Biosensors and Bioelectronics 85, 568–572 (2016).
- Vilas-Boas, N. Guldris, E. Carbó-Argibay, D. G. Stroppa, M. F. Cerqueira, B. Espiña, J. Rivas, C. Rodríguez-Abreu and Yu. V. Kolen’ko.
Straightforward phase-transfer route to colloidal iron oxide nanoparticles for protein immobilization.
RSC Advances, 5, 47954-47958 (2015).
- Silva, V. Vilas-Boas, H. Carmo, R. Dinis-Oliveira, F. Carvalho, M. L. Bastos and F. Remião.
Modulation of P-glycoprotein efflux pump: induction and activation as a therapeutic strategy.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics 149, 1-123 (2014).
- Vilas-Boas, R. Silva, A. R. Gaio, A. M. Martins, S. Costa Lima, A. Cordeiro-da-Silva, M. L. Bastos, F. Remião.
P-glycoprotein activity in human Caucasian male lymphocytes does not follow its increased expression during aging.
Cytometry Part A, 79A, 912-919, 2011.