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Flavia Sousa

Marie Curie Researcher
Researcher
Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine
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About

Flávia Sousa is a Marie Curie MINDED fellow at IIT (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia) working in the Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine Lab. Before joining the MINDED programme, she worked as Research Associate at Stevens Group in the Department of Materials of Imperial College London (2020) and as Junior Researcher at I3S, Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto (2019). She is an Invited Assistant Professor at IUCS, Instituto Universitário Ciências da Saúde. She has an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences and PhD in Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS, University of Porto, 2019). Her PhD was developed at I3S (Porto, Portugal) in collaboration with INL (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal), Aalborg University (Aalborg, Denmark) and Northeastern University (Boston, USA). In the past 5 years, she has authored over 30 publications and received 7 scientific awards from different countries. Her research interests are related to the nanomedicine field, where she built a solid foundation in nanobiomaterials-based nanocarriers for cancer treatment, especially glioblastoma. Flávia Sousa is a member of Young Scientist Committee of Controlled Release Society and belongs to the board of CRS Focus Group in Nanomedicine and Nanoscale Delivery as Trainee Representative.

Education

Title: PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Institute: ICBAS
Location: Porto
Country: Portugal
From: 2015 To: 2019

Title: Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Institute: CESPU
Location: Porto
Country: Portugal
From: 2008 To: 2013

Certificate

Title: PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Description: null
Date: 05-04-2019

Experience External

Title: Senior Scientist
Institute: Stemmatters
Location: Guimarães
Country: Portugal
From: 2020 To: 2021

Title: Associate Researcher
Institute: Imperial College London
Location: London
Country: UK
From: 2020 To: 2020

Title: Postdoc
Institute: I3S
Location: Porto
Country: Portugal
From: 2019 To: 2020

Title: Invited auxiliar professor
Institute: CESPU
Location: Porto
Country: Portugal
From: 2018 To: null

Title: PhD student
Institute: i3S
Location: Porto
Country: Portugal
From: 2015 To: 2019

All Publications
2021
Sanchez-Dengra B., Gonzalez-Alvarez I., Sousa F., Bermejo M., Gonzalez-Alvarez M., Sarmento B.
In vitro model for predicting the access and distribution of drugs in the brain using hCMEC/D3 cells
European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, vol. 163, pp. 120-126
Article Journal
2020
Pacheco C., Sousa F., Sarmento B.
Chitosan-based nanomedicine for brain delivery: Where are we heading?
Reactive and Functional Polymers, vol. 146
Review Journal
2020
Baiao A., Sousa F., Oliveira A.V., Oliveira C., Sarmento B.
Effective intracellular delivery of bevacizumab: Via PEGylated polymeric nanoparticles targeting the CD44v6 receptor in colon cancer cells
Biomaterials Science, vol. 8, (no. 13), pp. 3720-3729
Article Journal
2020
Finbloom J.A., Sousa F., Stevens M.M., Desai T.A.
Engineering the drug carrier biointerface to overcome biological barriers to drug delivery
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, vol. 167, pp. 89-108
2020
Qin M., Jin J., Saiding Q., Xiang Y., Wang Y., Sousa F., Sarmento B., Cui W., Chen X.
In situ inflammatory-regulated drug-loaded hydrogels for promoting pelvic floor repair
Journal of Controlled Release, vol. 322, pp. 375-389
Article Journal