Paulina Piairo is a Research Fellow at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in Braga, Portugal (2019-now). She works at the Department of Life Sciences, within the Medical Devices group. Currently involved in a research project that focuses on the preclinical testing of nanotechnology-based medical and diagnosis devices. This project is being developed under the framework of SAFE-N-MEDTECH consortium which offers a multidisciplinary and market-oriented approach for the translation of nano-enabled medical technologies.
She holds a Bachelor in Applied Biology by Universidade do Minho and was attributed an FCT funded PhD Fellowship in Health Sciences to carry out research in developmental biology at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) at University of Minho. From 2017-2019, she joined Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM, Lisbon, PT) as a research associate in a translational oncobiology project partnership with International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL, Braga, PT), focusing in microfluidics applied to liquid biopsy for the enumeration and molecular characterization of circulating tumor cells towards cancer progression monitoring. She has authored 7 peer-reviewed publications. She has also been involved in innovation programs in Braga and Berlin and takes on COO functions at the start-up RUBYnanomed (2018-now).
- Teixeira A, Hernández-Rodríguez J, Wu L, Oliveira K, Kant K, Piairo P, Diéguez L, Abalde-Cela S.
Microfluidics-driven fabrication of a low cost and ultrasensitive SERS-based paper sensor
Applied Sciences. 2019, 9 (7), 1387
- Abalde-Cela S, Piairo P, Diéguez L.
The Significance of Circulating Tumour Cells in the Clinic
Acta Cytol. 2019 Feb 28:1-13
- Piairo P, Moura RS, Nogueira-Silva C, Baptista MJ, Correia-Pinto J.
STATs in lung development: distinct early and late expression, growth modulation and signaling dysregulation in congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Cell Physiol Biochem. 2018; 45(1):1-14
- Nogueira-Silva C *, Piairo P *, Carvalho-Dias E, Veiga C, Moura RS, Correia-Pinto J.
The role of glycoprotein 130 family of cytokines in fetal rat lung development
PLoS One, 2013; 8(6):e67607. (* equally contributing authors)
- Nogueira-Silva C, Piairo P, Carvalho-Dias E, Peixoto FO, Moura RS, Correia-Pinto J.
Leukemia inhibitory factor in rat fetal lung development: expression and functional studies
PLoS One, 2012; 7(1):e30517