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Nanomedicine

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Lifescience
NANOHEALTH
RESEARCH GROUPS
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DESCRIPTION

Nanomedicine’s research focuses on the development of diagnostics tools and solutions towards an early and unequivocal diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular and ageing-associated diseases. Nanomedicine works in close collaboration with the clinic to enable translational medical research and to approach the end-user, in an attempt to offer a better prognosis and personalized treatment. To this aim, Nanomedicine covers the engineering of advanced (magnetic) theranostic nanostructures and liquid biopsy-based biomicrofluidic devices, the development of bio-imaging tools based on the identification and validation of diseases’ biomarkers and the study of cellular interactions at the tumor microenvironment and metastatic sites, ranging from low to high TRLs.

Nanomedicine evolves in the frontier between different disciplines of knowledge, such as chemistry, materials science, physics and biology, always within an international framework.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

1- Engineering of advanced (magnetic) nanostructures towards in vivo disease-targeted diagnosis and stimuli-assisted therapy and theranostics. Leaded by Manuel Bañobre.

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2- Development of in vivo imaging tools based on the identification and validation of inflammatory biomarkers as indicators of cardiovascular diseases. Leaded by Marina Brito.

3- Nanobioengineering of microfluidic devices focused on liquid biopsy, mainly centered on the isolation and characterization of tumor cells from the body fluids of cancer patients. Leaded by Lorena Diéguez.

4- Development of innovative tools to study cellular interactions at the tumor microenvironment and metastatic sites. Leaded by Marina Brito.

GROUP LEADER

Manuel Banobre

THE TEAM

Staff researchers:

 

Bruno Silva
Staff Researcher

Juan Gallo
Staff Researcher

Inês Pinto
Staff Researcher

Marta Oliveira
Staff Researcher

Sofia Domingues
Scientific Associate

Sofia Teixeira
Scientific Associate

Cláudia Sousa
Research Fellow

Lorena G. Hevia
Research Fellow

Sandra Carvalho
Research Fellow

Nuria Genicio
Research Fellow

Catarina Abreu
Ph.D. Student

Flávia Sousa
Ph.D. Student

 
Research Engineer:

Mariana Carvalho

Former team

Silvina Samy
Ph.D. Student

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Lifescience
NANOHEALTH
RESEARCH GROUPS
BUTTON-medical-devices
BUTTON-nanomedicine