20 years of Science and Innovation

Research Group Coordinator


Senior Researchers


Research Fellows


Postdoctoral Researchers

Joana Loureiro

Sílvia Castro Coelho

Supramolecular Assemblies


Our basic research is focused in the understanding of supramolecular assemblies behavior to create new nanomaterials and advanced production systems in the area of life sciences, food and pharmaceutical industries. The team, as an engineering group, has the expertise to develop new macromolecular formulations/processes for food and pharmaceutical applications. Our stimulus is concentrated in drug delivery systems for cancer as a complementary/alternative therapy, diagnosis and to proceed with the development of nanocarriers to target the Brain Blood Barrier (BBB) for neurodegenerative diseases.

Major research topics

  • Potential inhibitors to target amyloid and biomineral related diseases.
  • Nanoparticles/liposomes as drug delivery systems for neurodegenerative diseases and cancer therapy and diagnosis.
  • Immunosensors for amyloid beta detection for neurodegenerative´s disease.
  • Application of the micro-encapsulation to different systems of active and natural compounds with high therapeutic potential and technological interest.
  • Protein purification via crystallization and production at technical scale.
  • Meso-reactors for nano- and microparticles continuous production.

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