Sara M. Oliveira
Sara M. Oliveira holds a diploma in Biomedical Engineering (2010) and a PhD (2014) in Bioengineering Systems, from the University of Minho. Her master’s thesis focused on the preparation and modification of superhydrophobic surfaces to study cell-materials interactions. Late 2010 and 2011 were dedicated to the curricular courses and the innovation BioTeams project of the PhD program (MIT-Portugal). In late 2011, she used marine origin polysaccharides, layer-by-layer assembling and human platelet lysate to create nanostructured cell interfaces to promote cell adhesion, proliferation, osteogenic differentiation of human stem cells or a pro-angiogenic behavior on endothelial cells, in 2D and 3D printed scaffolds, at 3B’s Research Group. In 2014, she worked with silk fibroin protein and marine polysaccharides pursuing new hybrid hydrogels at University of Trento (Italy). In February 2015, she worked as a postdoc at 3B’s on bioprinting of stem cells encapsulated in natural-derived bioinks.
In November 2016, she started at the INL as research fellow to develop food textures and explore the potential of food printing technologies to improve human well-being and health.
- Oliveira, S.M.; Reis R. L.; Mano, J.F.
Towards the design of 3D multiscale instructive tissue engineering constructs: Current approaches and trends.
Biotechnology Advances, 2015, 33 (6), 842-855.
- Sher, P.; Oliveira, S.M.; Borges, J.; Mano, J.F.
Assembly of cell-laden hydrogel fiber into non-liquefied and liquefied 3D spiral constructs by perfusion-based layer-by-layer technique.
Biofabrication, 2015, 7 (1), 011001.
- Neto, A.I. ; Vasconcelos, N. L.; Oliveira, S. M.; Ruiz‐Molina, D.; Mano, J.F.
High‐Throughput Topographic, Mechanical, and Biological Screening of Multilayer Films Containing Mussel‐Inspired Biopolymers.
Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26 (16), 2745/2755.
- Oliveira, S. M., Silva, T.H., Reis, R. L., Mano, J. F.
Nanocoatings containing sulfated polysaccharides prepared by layer-by-layer assembly as models to study cell–material interactions.
Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2013, 1 (35), 4406-4418.
- Oliveira, S. M. ; Santo, V.E. ; Gomes, M.E. ; Reis, R.L. ; Mano J.F.
Layer-by-Layer Assembled Cell Instructive Nanocoatings containing Platelet Lysate.
Biomaterials, 2015, 48, 56-65.