Dr. Hélder A. Santos University of Helsinki, Finland

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Dr Hélder A. Santos (D.Sc. Tech., Chem. Eng.) is an Adjunct Professor in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Head of the Research Unit Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology and Chemical Microsystems at the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, an Academy Research Fellow, Principal Investigator, and an European Research Council Starting Grant grantee (2013–2017) at the... read moreFaculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland. Dr. Santos' research interests include the development of nanoparticles/nanomedicines for biomedical and healthcare applications. His current work makes the bridge between engineering, pharmaceutical and medical research. His main research focus is in the use of biodegradable and biocompatible nanoporous silicon nanomaterials, polymers, the application of microfluidics technology for nanoparticle production, etc., for simultaneous controlled drug delivery, diagnostic and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, and further translation of these nanotechnologies into the clinic. Dr. Santos' is author of more than 100 publications. In 2010 he received the "Talent Prize in Science" attributed by the Portuguese government, and in 2013 and 2014 he received the Young Researcher Award 2013 and was distinguished by the exceptional scientific productivity, respectively, by the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Helsinki. Dr. Santos is the Editor for the Mesoporous Biomaterials journal and the Editor of the book "Porous Silicon for Biomedical Applications".