Helena Rocha Moreira

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Helena Rocha Moreira


I received my M.Sc. in Bioengineering with a major in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. During the last 6 years, I worked in the development of scaffolds to target skin vascularization (University of Minho). In 2017, I had the opportunity to travel to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Ireland) and work on gene-active matrices for the formation of capillary-like structures in 3D microenvironments. I have (co)-authored 4 scientific publications in refereed international journals and 1 patent, and over 5 communications in national and international conferences. I currently work as Lab Assistant in the Amyris GluVac-COVID19 project at UCP.




Moreira HR, da Silva LP, Reis RL, Marques AP. (2020) Tailoring spongy-like hydrogels’ microstructure by controlling freezing parameters. Polymers 12, 329. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12020329.

Rodrigues DB, Moreira HR, Reis RL, Marques AP. (2017) In vitro 3D cell sheet-based model for unraveling scar pathophysiology. P-09-02-48, Toxicology Letters 280S: S269. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxlet.2017.07.952.

Moreira HR, Rodrigues DB, Reis RL, Marques AP. (2017) Unravelling the path to create a cell sheet-based model of skin scar-like tissue. 0236, European Cells and Materials 33(2). ISSN 1473-2262.

Moreira HR, Munarin F, Gentilini R, Visai L, Granja PL, Tanzi MC, Petrini P. (2014) Formation of injectable pectin hydrogels by internal gelation: pH dependence of gelling kinetics and rheological properties. Carbohydrate Polymers 103, 339– 347. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.12.057.

Researcher Center

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Researcher type

Post Doc

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