Prof. Ana Catarina Silva University Fernando Pessoa and University of Porto, Portugal2 Talks
Ana C. Silva is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at University Fernando Pessoa, and Senior Researcher at UCIBIO, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal. She has a European PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences with specialization in Pharmaceutical Technology from University of Porto and a Graduation in Pharmaceutical... read moreSciences from University Fernando Pessoa. Author of several works in the areas of Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (h-index of 23). She was included in the World's Top 2% Scientists List, in 2021 and 2022, by Stanford University, USA. Member of the editorial board of the Springer book series: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology; Dermatological Drug Delivery from Frontiers in Drug Delivery; Chinese Chemical Letters; Current Drug Metabolism; and Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access. Referee for 12 international funding agencies and >50 journals. Supervisor of 6 PhD students (2 completed), 6 MSc (5 completed), and 36 undergraduate students (33 completed). Current research interests are focused on the development of lipid-based nanosystems to improve drug delivery. In particular, nose-to-brain delivery and cutaneous delivery; the quality-by-design (QbD) approach to optimize formulations of lipid-based nanosystems; and the development of Biopharmaceuticals and Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs).