Ana Bettencourt graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Lisbon in 1993 and received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the same University in 2006. Since 2019, she is an Assistant Professor with Habilitation in Pharmaceutical Technology in the Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Health Technologies (at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, FFUL). She is Principal Investigator at the Research Institute for Medicines (@DD group: Advanced Technologies for Drug Delivery). 1. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES. a) Her central scientific interests are focused on polymeric advanced delivery-systems, biofilm-associated-infections, nanotechnology, 3D/4D-printing, regulation of medicines and health products; Quality and Food safety b) She holds successful track record in securing independent funding being LEADER or team member of national and international funded projects (e.g., PTDC/BTM-SAL/29335/2017-AntiBuGS-Cath, EXCLCTM-NAN01662012-NanoPoliBiofilm, FCT/DAAD-6818-NanoFISH); c) She participates in INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE ACTIONS (COST Actions, IPROMEDAI-TD1305, NEWGEN-MP1301, ENIUS-CA16217, Transnational Cooperation with Germany); d) She has a major leading and networking role within different national and international research groups and interacted with 181 collaborator(s) co-authorship of scientific papers; e) She is TECHNICAL ADVISOR, member of CT 87 Health Technologies (IPQ/ISO) and Grant reviewer (FONCYT Argentina, DFG Germany, NFRS Serbia, PNA Poland, COST actions). 2. TEACHING AND MENTORING. a) Professor of Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Technology at FFUL; b) Invited Seminars in Master and Doctoral courses at ULisboa and UAveiro; c) Supervisor of Pos-Doc, PhD and MSc fellows; d) Supervisor/co-supervisor of several PhD, MSc and Erasmus students in Pharmaceutical Technology, BioPharmaceutical Sciences, Bioengineering and Nanosystems, Dental Medicine, Biochemistry, Materials and Medical Devices and Regulation and Evaluation of Medicines and Health Products, Food Quality and Health. 3. EXPERIENCE WITHIN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY. Quality Control Manager, Helsinn Produtos Farmacêuticos SA (Angelini Farmacêutica, Lda), Portugal (1993-1996). 4. DISSEMINATION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC a) Funded projects (University of Lisbon "Promotion of health in children"); b) Workshops for high schools and scientific activities for the general public (e.g., Programme Ciência Viva). ORCID ID 0000-0002-8498-5892 | SCOPUS ID 6603687672 | CIÊNCIA ID 7C1F-F932-33DC

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Ana Francisca Campos Simão Bettencourt

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Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Technology (Habilitation) (Título de Agregado)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Farmácia, Portugal
"Polymeric systems for local antibiotic therapy: a strategy for the treatment of orthopaedic implant-associated-infections" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Aprovado por unanimidade
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) (Doutoramento)
Especialização em Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Farmácia, Portugal
"Stability and Biocompatibility Studies of Acrylic cements used in orthopaedic surgery/Estudos de Estabilidade e Biocompatibilidade do Cimento Acrílico Utilizado em Cirurgia Ortopédica" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Unanimously approved, with Distinction and Honors
Pharmaceutical Sciences (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Farmácia, Portugal
Excelent (17 out of 20)