Alberto A. C. C. Pais
A. Pais received his PhD from the University of Coimbra in 1993. He is currently the head of the Macromolecules, Colloids and Photochemistry Research Group at the University of Coimbra, directing projects which explore the structure and dynamics of chemical systems, from quantum mechanical and molecular dynamics simulations to industrial formulations. His work focus mainly on Molecular Simulation and Pharmaceutics, covering relevant topics in which the purpose is relating theory and experiment. Polymers, gels and inclusion complexes are a significant part of his experience.
Sandra C. C. Nunes
S. Nunes received the PhD degree on Chemical Thermodynamics in 2008, from the University of Coimbra. She is now a postdoc at the Chemistry Department of the University of Coimbra developing a workplan in the topic "A computational study of polyelectrolyte systems: compaction, confinement, ion condensation and the role of electrostatic and hydrophobic forces in biologically relevant systems".
Carla S. Vitorino
Vitorino received her PhD degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical
Technology, in 2013, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Currently, she is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of
Pharmacy, University of Coimbra and a member of the Pharmacometrics
Group of the Centre for Neurosciences and Cell Biology of the same
University. She has developed work concerning permeation enhancement
strategies for transdermal and oral drug delivery and nanomedicines as
therapeutic surrogates to treat glioblastoma.
Andreia F. Jorge
A. Jorge obtained her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2015. She is a chemist with strong foundation in designing and performing studies with focuses on polymeric and lipidic systems for gene and transdermal delivery. She possesses expertise in combining theoretical methods, such as Monte Carlo simulations (Molsim package) and Molecular dynamics (Gromacs and Amber) with experimental approaches ranging from physicochemical to biological assays.
Bruce F. Milne
B. Milne is a post-doctoral researcher whose work focusses mainly on the study the optical properties of organic and organometallic chromophores of biological origin using methods based on time-dependent density functional theory.
T. Encarnação obtained her MSc in Advanced Chemistry at the
University of Coimbra, Portugal. She
is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in Photochemistry. Her work focuses on the development of strategies to use the biomass produced in
the fixation of industrial carbon dioxide by microalgae species.
Tânia F. G. G. Cova
T. Cova obtained her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently pursuing her postdoctoral studies in Macromolecular Chemistry and Data Science. Her work focuses on computational modelling and simulation of supramolecular systems for drug delivery and on the development of algorithms for data analytics.
M. Mendes obtained her MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently developing her PhD in Pharmacy. Her work focuses on the development of hybrid lipid nanoparticles, for the encapsulation of drugs and real-time visualization, as a multifunctional platform for brain tumor therapy.
M. Miranda obtained her MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Lisbon. She is currently developing her PhD in partnership with Laboratórios Basi, through the Drugs R&D doctoral program. Her work focuses on the development of alternative methods able to establish the therapeutic equivalence of topically applied drugs.
J. Basso obtained his MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Currently, his work focuses on developing, characterizing and optimizing Ultra Small Nanostructured Lipid Carrier systems, using a Quality by Design approach, to overcome the poor prognosis of patients diagnosed with glioblastoma.
J. Silva obtained her MSc in Forensic Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently collaborating on a research work based on the development of nanostructured lipid carriers as drug delivery systems for the treatment of glioblastoma, specially focusing on the application of computational methods.
D. Bento obtained his Bsc degree in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His is currently pursuing his master studies on developing software to be applied in pharmaceutical applications such as, evaluation of dissolution profiles and design of experiments.
CQC, Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra