Research line coordinator
Sílvia Castro Coelho
Our basic research is focused in the understanding of supramolecular assemblies behavior to create new nanomaterials and advanced production systems in the area of life sciences, food and pharmaceutical industries. The team, as an engineering group, has the expertise to develop new macromolecular formulations/processes for food and pharmaceutical applications. Our stimulus is concentrated in drug delivery systems for cancer as a complementary/alternative therapy, diagnosis and to proceed with the development of nanocarriers to target the Brain Blood Barrier (BBB) for neurodegenerative diseases.