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With a background in biotechnology, my research has been centered on the development of biomaterials for regenerative purposes and in vitro models of disease. In 2021, I finished the PhD in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells, in which was deeply focused on the development of ECM (decellularized)-based materials for renal regeneration. Throughout my scientific career, I performed three working periods abroad, the first at the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), the second at the University of Florence (Italy), and more recently, in 2023, at the University of Maastricht (Netherlands). I have 12 first-author publications in international peer-reviewed journals and 8 oral communications/invited talks in international conferences/workshops. I currently mentor and supervise 8 students in the lab, all of them working with different 3D printing strategies. Last year, 2 of these students were granted PhD scholarships (FCT call) to pursue their studies in biofabrication, under my co-supervision. Currently, I am working on the H2020 InterLynk project, to develop new design and fabrication methodologies for bioactive scaffolds aiming at multi-tissue regeneration. I have also been granted a scientific employment stimulus contract last year (CEECIND, FCT) with the project TISSUES2GO, aiming at developing a versatile/scale-up tool for designing tissue-specific inks for 3D bioprinting technology.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Rita Sobreiro-Almeida

Citation names

  • Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
D616-5B20-9F47
ORCID iD
0000-0003-4433-8890
Scopus Author Id
57197707743

Email addresses

  • rita.almeid@ua.pt (Professional)

Addresses

  • CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago,, 3810-193, Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal (Professional)
  • Rua D. Sancho I, 63, 3800-144, Esgueira, Aveiro, Portugal (Personal)

Websites

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Medical Engineering - Medical Engineering
  • Medical and Health Sciences - Medical Biotechnology - Biomaterials
  • Medical and Health Sciences - Medical Biotechnology - Technologies Involving the Manipulation of Cells, Tissues, Organs or the Whole Organism
  • Engineering and Technology - Materials Engineering - Materials Engineering

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
Italian Elementary (A2) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2)
Education
Degree Classification
2016/09/01 - 2021/02/18
Concluded
Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells (Doutoramento)
Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal
"New Strategies envisioning functional recovery of the injured kidney" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2015
Concluded
Biofísica e Bionanossistemas (Mestrado)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Ciências, Portugal
"Mesenchymal stem cells culture on poly(vinylidene fluoride) piezoelectric microspheres" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
18
2013
Concluded
Genética e Biotecnologia (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Escola de Ciências da Vida e do Ambiente, Portugal
"Preliminary study of ants’ microbiome" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
15
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2021/06/15 - Current Contracted Researcher (Research) Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2023/07/15 - 2023/07/31 Visiting Researcher (Research) Universiteit Maastricht Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, Netherlands
2018/09/20 - 2019/07/03 Visiting Researcher (Research) Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
2016/03/01 - 2016/08/31 Researcher (Research) TecMinho Associação Universidade-Empresa para o Desenvolvimento, Portugal
2014/09/01 - 2015/07/31 Visiting Researcher (Research) Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
2013/02/01 - 2013/07/31 Research Trainee (Research) Biocant Associação de Transferência de Tecnologia, Portugal
Biocant Associação de Transferência de Tecnologia, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2016/09/01 - 2020/10/31 PATH - FCT Doctoral Program on Advanced Therapies for Health
PD/00169/2013
PhD Student Fellow
Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2016/03/01 - 2016/08/31 ElectroBio: electroactive materials for biomedical applications
004/TT/2016
Research Fellow
Universidade do Minho Centro de Física, Portugal
TecMinho Associação Universidade-Empresa para o Desenvolvimento
Concluded

Contract

Designation Funders
2023/04/01 - Current HAPLO-iPS - Generation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Haplo-selected Cord Blood Samples
Member of Working Group
Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge, Spain
European Commission
Ongoing
2023/04/01 - 2029/03/31 TISSUES2GO: A versatile tool to design tissue-specific inks for 3D bioprinting technology
2022.04605.CEECIND/CP1720/CT0021
Principal investigator
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2021/07/15 - 2025/01/31 Human Platelet Lysates-based Scaffolds for Interfacial Multi-tissue Repair
953169
Post-doc
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
European Commission
Ongoing
2021/10/16 - 2022/07/21 CIRCUS-Directing Bone Dynamics Through The Synergistic Action Of Immune Cells With Bioengineered Cell Microfactories Containing Patterned Microplatforms
Principal investigator
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2019/01/01 - 2019/12/31 ICVS/3Bs - Laboratório Associado, Instituto de Ciências da Vida e da Saúde / Grupo de Investigação em Biomateriais, Biodegradaveis e Biomiméticos
UID/Multi/50026/2019
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Universidade do Minho Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Conference poster
  1. João Rocha Maia; Castanheira, Edgar J.; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Mano, Joao F.. "Bioengineered nanocomposite inks: Yielding 3D printable inks from low-viscosity natural biomaterials". Paper presented in Jornadas do CICECO ´23, 2023.
  2. João Rocha Maia; Castanheira, Edgar J.; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Mano, Joao F.. "Tunable and Light-responsive nanocomposite for bone regeneration". Paper presented in Encontro Ciência 2023 - Ciência e oceano para além do horizonte, 2023.
  3. Castanheira, Edgar J.; Luís P. G. Monteiro; João Rocha Maia; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Wittig, Nina K.; Rodrigues, João M. M.; Birkedal, Henrik; Mano, Joao F.. "Micro-CT analysis of 3D printed cryogel nanocomposites for bone regeneration". Paper presented in DanScatt Annual Meeting, 2023.
  4. João Rocha Maia; Miguel Bilo; Castanheira, Edgar J.; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Mano, Joao F.. Corresponding author: Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita. "From low-viscosity materials to nanocomposite inks: a universal strategy for 3D printing applications". Paper presented in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) European Chapter Meeting, 2023.
  5. João Rocha Maia; Castanheira, Edgar J.; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Mano, Joao F.. Corresponding author: Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita. "Engineering Nanocomposite Inks Via Interface Interaction". Paper presented in Supralife First School, 2023.
  6. Andreia Malafaia; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; João M. M. Rodrigues; Mano, Joao F.. Corresponding author: Andreia Malafaia. ""Photo-clickable" bioinks - 3D printing intelligent gelling systems for biomedical applications". Paper presented in SupraLife First School - Functional Supramolecular Polymeric Biomaterials, 2023.
  7. Maia, João; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Castanheira, Edgar J.; Mano, Joao F.. Corresponding author: Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita. "Tuneable and light-responsive nanocomposite for bone regeneration". Paper presented in Jornadas do CICECO, 2022.
  8. Ferreira, Marta; Babilotte, Joanna; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Decarli, Monize C.; Chandrakar, Amit; Wieringa, Paul; Mano, Joao F.; Olhero, Susana; Moroni, Lorenzo. "Melt-electrowritten polymers incorporating hydroxyapatite for bone tissue engineering applications". Paper presented in Jornadas do CICECO, 2022.
  9. Quinteira, Rita; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Reis, Rui L.; Neves, Nuno M.. "Biocompatibility assessment of decellularized kidney extracellular matrix as a biomaterial for renal regeneration.". Paper presented in Final Achilles Conference, 2022.
  10. Quinteira, Rita; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Reis, R. L.; Neves, Nuno M.. "Decellularized kidney extracellular matrix as a biocompatible biomaterial for kidney regeneration". Paper presented in Final FoReCaST Conference, 2021.
  11. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Melica, Maria Elena; Lasagni, Laura; Romagnani, Paola; Neves, Nuno M.. "Decellularized matrix powders as cell carriers for renal therapy". Paper presented in TERMSTEM 2019, 2019.
  12. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Melica, Maria Elena; Lasagni, Laura; Romagnani, Paola; Neves, Nuno M.. Corresponding author: Neves, Nuno M.. "Acellular matrix powders as cell carriers for renal therapy". Paper presented in 1st Discoveries Forum on Regenerative and Precision Medicine, 2019.
  13. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Fonseca, Diana R.; Neves, Nuno M.. Corresponding author: Neves, Nuno M.. "Decellularized kidney extracellular matrix as a suitable biomaterial for mimicking natural renal filtration barriers". Paper presented in Chem2Nature Summer School, 2018.
  14. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Fonseca, Diana R.; Neves, Nuno M.. Corresponding author: Neves, Nuno M.. "Native extracellular matrix as a promising biomaterial for the creation of constructs to treat kidney injuries". Paper presented in TERMSTEM, 2017.
  15. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Neves, Nuno M.. "Advanced strategies for the recovery of kidney function after injury". Paper presented in Chem2Nature Second School, 2017.
  16. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Maciel, Marta; Pereira, Ricardo; Ribeiro, Sylvie; Correia, Daniela M.; Ribeiro, Clarisse; Professor Doutor José Luis Gómez-Ribelles; Lanceros-Mendez, Senentxu. "Poly(vinylidenefluoride) as high potential scaffold for Tissue Engineering". Paper presented in Conferences of the Center of Physics, 2015.
Journal article
  1. Vila Pouca, M.C.P.; Cerqueira, M.R.G.; Ferreira, J.P.S.; Darabi, R.; Ramião, N.A.G.; Sobreiro-Almeida, R.; Castro, A.P.G.; et al. "Simulating 3D printing on hydrogel inks: A finite element framework for predicting mechanical properties and scaffold deformation". Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 230 (2024): 104098. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.finel.2023.104098.
    Accepted • 10.1016/j.finel.2023.104098
  2. Lucas S. Ribeiro; Vítor M. Gaspar; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Emerson R. Camargo; João F. Mano. "Programmable Granular Hydrogel Inks for 3D Bioprinting Applications". Advanced Materials Technologies (2023): https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202300209.
    10.1002/admt.202300209
  3. Maia, João Rocha; Castanheira, Edgar; Rodrigues, João M.M.; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Mano, João F.. Corresponding author: Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita. "Engineering natural based nanocomposite inks via interface interaction for extrusion 3D printing". Methods 212 (2023): 39-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymeth.2023.03.001.
    Published • 10.1016/j.ymeth.2023.03.001
  4. João Rocha Maia; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Franck Cleymand; João F. Mano. Corresponding author: Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita. "Biomaterials of human source for 3D printing strategies". Journal of Physics: Materials (2022): http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2515-7639/acada1.
    10.1088/2515-7639/acada1
  5. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Gomez-Florit, Manuel; Quinteira, Rita; Reis, R. L.; Manuela E. Gomes; Neves, Nuno M.. Corresponding author: Neves, Nuno M.. "Decellularized kidney extracellular matrix bioinks recapitulate renal 3D microenvironment in vitro". Biofabrication 13 4 (2021): https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1758-5090/ac0fca.
    Published • 10.1088/1758-5090/ac0fca
  6. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Quinteira, Rita; Neves, Nuno M.. Corresponding author: Neves, Nuno M.. "Renal Regeneration: The Role of Extracellular Matrix and Current ECM-Based Tissue Engineered Strategies". Advanced Healthcare Materials 10 14 (2021): 2100160-2100160. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adhm.202100160.
    Published • 10.1002/adhm.202100160
  7. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Melica, M.E.; Lasagni, L.; Romagnani, P.; Neves, Nuno M.. Corresponding author: Neves, Nuno M.. "Retinoic Acid Benefits Glomerular Organotypic Differentiation from Adult Renal Progenitor Cells In Vitro". Stem Cell Reviews and Reports 17 4 (2021): 1406-1419. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12015-021-10128-8.
    Published • 10.1007/s12015-021-10128-8
  8. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Melica, Maria Elena; Lasagni, Laura; Osorio, Hugo; Romagnani, Paola; Neves, Nuno M.. Corresponding author: Neves, Nuno M.. "Particulate kidney extracellular matrix: bioactivity and proteomic analysis of a novel scaffold from porcine origin". Biomaterials Science 9 (2021): 186-198. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/bm/d0bm01272f.
    Published • 10.1039/d0bm01272f
  9. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Melica, Maria Elena; Lasagni, Laura; Romagnani, Paola; Neves, Nuno M.. Corresponding author: Neves, Nuno M.. "Co-cultures of renal progenitors and endothelial cells on kidney decellularized matrices replicate the renal tubular environment in vitro". Acta Physiologica 230 1 (2020): https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/apha.13491.
    Published • 10.1111/apha.13491
  10. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Fonseca, Diana R.; Neves, Nuno M.. "Extracellular matrix electrospun membranes for mimicking natural renal filtration barriers". Materials Science and Engineering: C 103 (2019): 109866. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2019.109866.
    10.1016/j.msec.2019.109866
  11. Fonseca, Diana R.; Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Sol, Paula C.; Neves, Nuno M.. Corresponding author: Neves, Nuno M.. "Development of non-orthogonal 3D-printed scaffolds to enhance their osteogenic performance". Biomaterials Science 6 6 (2018): 1569-1579. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8bm00073e.
    Published • 10.1039/c8bm00073e
  12. Sobreiro-Almeida, Rita; Tamaño-Machiavello, M; Carvalho, Estela O.; Cordón, L.; Doria, S.; Senent, L.; Correia, Daniela M.; et al. "Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Growth and Osteogenic Differentiation on Piezoelectric Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Microsphere Substrates". International Journal of Molecular Sciences 18 11 (2017): 2391. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms18112391.
    10.3390/ijms18112391
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/11/28 Protein-derived Jammed Microgels as Inks for Extrusion 3D printing of Bioactive Scaffolds MRS Fall Meeting 2023
Materials Research Society (Boston, United States)
2023/11/28 Engineering inks for 3D printing of personalized implants using natural-based polymers 3D Bioprinting Iberian Workshop
Instituto Pedro Nunes (Coimbra, Portugal)
2023/09/30 Gelatin-based G-quadruplex supramolecular structures as innovative and stable bioinks SupraLife Scientific Retreat
SupraLife Horizon Europe (Douro Region, Portugal)
2023/05/03 Bioinspired scaffolds for the regeneration of the temporomandibular joint BioMAT 2023 - 7th European Symposium on Biomaterials and Related Areas
French Association for the development of Biomaterials - BIOMAT (Bazas)
2023/04/17 How to use discarded materials to regenerate the human body? HealthWeek
Secondary School Adolfo Portela (ESAP) (Águeda, Portugal)
2023/03/28 Enabling strategies for printing human photopolymerizable blood components with low viscosity and high fluidity European Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) (Manchester, United Kingdom)
2016/05 Behaviour of hMSC cultured on piezoelectric quasi-3D substrates: growth and osteogenic differentiation 10th World Biomaterials Congress
Society for Biomaterials (SFB) (Canada)
2015/09 Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells growth and osteogenic differentiation on poly(vinylidenefluoride) substrates. Effect of surface topography 15th Euroconference on Clinical Cell Analysis
ESCCA - European society for clinical cell analysis (Italy)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2023/10/01 - Current A new generation of soft shape-adaptive biodevices developed using hybrid biofabrication strategies
Co-supervisor
Biotecnologia (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2023/10/01 - Current H2020 InterLynk (G.A. no.953169) - Human Platelet Lysate-based Scaffolds for Interfacial Multi-Tissue Repair (Research Scholarship)
Supervisor
Bolsa de Investigação (Licenciado) (Other)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2023/10 - Current Bioengineering ready-to-use bioinks for tissue-specific applications
Co-supervisor
Biotecnologia (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/09/01 - 2023/12/21 3D-printable tunable nanocomposites for bioapplications: studying the effect of organic-inorganic interface interactions
Supervisor
Biotecnologia Molecular e Bioengenharia (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/09/01 - 2023/12/13 Photoclickable inks - 3D printing intelligent gelling systems with biomedical applications
Co-supervisor
Molecular Biotechnology and Bioengineering (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2021/08/16 - 2023/12/12 Protein-based composite biomaterial inks for 3D printing
Supervisor
Biotecnologia (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/11/01 - 2023/10/31 H2020 InterLynk (G.A. no.953169) - Human Platelet Lysate-based Scaffolds for Interfacial Multi-Tissue Repair (Research Scholarship)
Supervisor
Bolsa de Investigação (Licenciado) (Other)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2023/03/19 - 2023/10/19 H2020 InterLynk (G.A. no.953169) - Human Platelet Lysate-based Scaffolds for Interfacial Multi-Tissue Repair (Research Scholarship)
Supervisor
Bolsa de Investigação (Mestre) (Other)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2021/10/01 - 2022/12/15 Melt electrowriting scaffolds for interfacial tissues regeneration
Co-supervisor
Materiais e Dispositivos Biomédicos (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais e Cerâmica, Portugal
2022/09/01 - 2022/09/30 Summer with Science (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology)
Supervisor
Biotechnology (Scientific initiation)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2023/09/07 - 2023/09/07 "Emerging Biofabrication Strategies for Engineering Bioactive Tissue Constructs" - Symposium (2023/09/04 - 2023/09/08)
Symposium (Co-organisor)
33rd Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials, Switzerland
2023/03/19 - 2023/03/24 SupraLife First School (2023/03/19 - 2023/03/24)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/05/17 - 2022/05/17 "Out of the box" research group activity (2022/05/17)
Meeting (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2013/02/20 - 2013/02/22 V Conference of Genetics and Biotechnology (2013/02/20 - 2013/02/22)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
2012/11/14 - 2012/11/14 I Seminars of Neurosciences (2012/11/14)
Seminar (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2023/11/28 - 2023/11/28 Keynote Speaker @ 3D Bioprinting Iberian Workshop
Workshop
3D Bioprinting Iberian Workshop
Instituto Pedro Nunes, Portugal
2023/10/24 - 2023/10/25 Hands-on Workshop "Synthesis and advanced characterization of functional supramolecular polymers"
Workshop
SupraLife Workshop
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
2023/04/17 - 2023/04/17 Dissemination of science to high school students
Other
HealthWeek Activities
Escola Secundária de Adolfo Portela, Portugal
2023/02/24 - 2023/02/24 Introduction to CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials' research and laboratories
Meeting
XVIII ENEEB (National meeting of Biomedical Engineering Students)
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2023/01/20 Development of a suspension bath for 3D bioprinting
(Thesis) Main arguer
Ana Marta Pinho Godinho (Other)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/11/25 Optimization of the process of synthesis and manufacture of platforms for 3D culture produced from proteins derived from the amniotic membrane
(Thesis) Main arguer
Miguel Vitorino Gonçalves Vigário (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Ad Hoc journal article review

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2023/11/07 - Current Biomaterials Advances (2772-9508) Elsevier
2023/02/01 - Current Biomedical Materials (1748-605X) IOP Publishing
2022/10/03 - Current Biofabrication (1758-5090) IOP Publishing
2021/07/25 - Current Materials Today Bio (2590-0064) Elsevier

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2023/01/01 - Current Student and Young Investigator Section of the Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) Member
2017/09/01 - 2018/12/31 PhDynamics - Dissemination of Science to overall public trough several public demonstrations Member
2014/09/01 - 2015/07/31 ERASMUS+ Member
2012/09/01 - 2013/07/31 ADNGB (Students' union of Genetics and Biotechnology) External and Corporate Relations

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2020/09/01 - Current Course Committee of the Doctoral Program TERM&SC
Member
Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal
2016/09/01 - Current I3Bs Unit Council (Representative of 3rd cycle of students)
President / Vice-president
Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2023/04/01 - Current Ionic Liquids application in 3D Printing approaches envisioning healthcare Cariny Maria Polesca de Freitas
2022/03/01 - 2023/03/31 Granular inks for 3D printing applications using highly bioactive and low-viscous materials Lucas da Silva Ribeiro
2022/10/01 - 2023/01/31 Curricular unit "Biomimetic Advanced Biomaterials" Group of students performing a small research project
2020/09/01 - 2021/04/30 The influence of the kidney-derived extracellular matrix on the differentiation of stem cells Margarida Rodrigues
2019/09/01 - 2021/04/30 Development of advanced therapies for kidney diseases Rita Quinteira

Other jury / evaluation

Activity description Institution / Organization
2023/01/20 - Current Monograph Examiner: "Single-cell strategies for biomedical applications" Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/12/20 - Current Evaluation Committee of MSCA Doctoral Networks (HORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN-01); Theratools project Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Scientific expedition

Activity description Institution / Organization
2023/07/15 - 2023/07/31 Scientific mission in the scope of InterLynk H2020 EU project, with the aim of teaching and learning new biofabrication techniques, in order to advance with the consortium proposals. Universiteit Maastricht Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, Netherlands
2018/09/01 - 2019/07/31 PhD research period performed abroad with the aim of joining scientific knowledge on different areas of research Università degli Studi di Firenze Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche Sperimentali e Cliniche 'Mario Serio', Italy
2014/09/01 - 2015/07/31 Master thesis research project performed under the scope of ERASMUS+ Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Distinctions

Award

2023 3rd place podium presentation
Tissue Engineering and Regenerarive Medicine Society (TERMIS), United States
2023 Honorable mention from SPM on supervised master thesis
Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais, Portugal
2022 Honorable Mention to poster abstract
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2010 Best Students Award
Escola Secundária de Adolfo Portela, Portugal

Other distinction

2024 Travel Grant attributed for presenting research work at the 12th World Congress of Biomaterials, in South Korea
Korean Society for Biomaterials, South Korea
2023 Recipient of a Scientific Employment Stimulus (CEECIND) Grant
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2023 Education Grant from ON Foundation
Orthoregeneration Network, Switzerland
2023 Research Paper included in Highlights of 2023 of Journal of Physics: Materials
IOP Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom
2016 Recipient of a PhD research grant from FCT
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal