Ana Leite Oliveira

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Ana Leite Oliveira

Ana Leite Oliveira obtained her PhD in 2008 (University of Minho), collaborating with Depuy Orthopaedics,Inc. (Johnson&Johnson), USA and CSIC, Madrid, followed by a Post-Doc partnering with Tufts University, Boston, USA. She gained expertise in biomaterials for tissue regeneration, working presently in skin-related applications. She holds a large number of scientific publications and participation in international meetings. The innovation in her work generated several patents and links to industry, working with companies to reach new products/processes. She successfully prepared/coordinated various projects funded by National/European agencies and private companies.

Presently she is Coordinator of the Biomaterials and Biomedical Technology Laboratory at CBQF, being Principal Researcher (FCT-IF/00411/2013) and Assistant Professor at Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, responsible for courses in the Master of Biomedical Engineering and Bachelors’ Degree in Bioengineering. She is referee in several international journals and since 2008, Expert Evaluator for the EC(REA) in FP7, COST actions and H2020




Oliveira AL, Silva SB, Borges SC, Alves PJ, Silk Sericin-based Hydrogel, Methods and Uses Thereof, Patent number 20161000045461 (2016); WO/2018/011732 (2018).

Ribeiro VP, Silva-Correia J, Nascimento AI, daSilva Morais A, Marques AP, Ribeiro AS, Silva C, Bonifácio G, Sousa RA, Oliveira JM, Oliveira AL*, Reis RL, Complex 3D Biotextiles for Flat Bone Tissue Engineering Applications, Biomaterials, Biomaterials, Volume 123, April 2017, Pages 92–106. (*corresponding author)

Ribeiro VP, Almeida LR, Martins AR, Pashkuleva I, Marques AP, Ribeiro AS, Silva C, Bonifácio G, Sousa RA, Reis RL, Oliveira AL*, Influence of Different Surface Modifications on Silk Biotextiles for Tissue Engineering Applications, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B: Applied Biomaterials, doi:10.1002/jbm.b.33400, 2015. (*corresponding author)

Yan L. P., Silva-Correia J., Ribeiro, V.P., Miranda-Gonçalves V., Correia C., Silva Morais A., Sousa, R.A., Reis R. M., Oliveira AL, Oliveira J. M. and Reis R. L., Tumor Growth Suppression Induced by Biomimetic Silk Fibroin Hydrogels, Scientific Reports (Nature), vol. 6, issue 31037, doi:10.1038/srep31037, 2016.

Yan LP, Silva-Correia J, Correia C, Caridade SG, Fernandes EM, Sousa RA, Mano JF, Oliveira JM, Oliveira AL, Reis RL, 2013, Macro/micro Porous Silk Fibroin/Nano-sized Calcium Phosphate Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications, Nanomedicine, 8(3):359-78. IF: 5.413.

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