Sílvia Marlene Almeida Santos Pedrosa

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Sílvia Marlene Almeida Santos Pedrosa


I am pharmacist doctorate in biomedical engineering by Uiversity of Minho. During my PhD I developed expertise in biomaterials synthesis and characterization, biocompatibility and in vitro an in vivo efficacy of engineered nanoparticles. After completion my PhD, I collaborated in the Veterinary Cellular Therapies group at ICBAS, as a Postdoc researcher until February 2019. During that time, I worked in biomaterials characterization and biological performance evaluation in vitro and in vivo, for regenerative medicine associated with cellular therapies.

Currently, I am a researcher at Universidade Católica do Porto and Amyris Inc., joint project and involved in the development of pharmaceutical, cosmetic and functional food and animal feed innovative products from residual products from sugarcane processing. In this project we work with close proximity with the major international industries of cosmetic, food and feed and pharmaceutical areas. I am certified in Laboratory Animal Science Course, Category C (FELASA, by FMUP) and accordingly certified by the DGAV for animal experimentation.




Caseiro, A. R., Pedrosa, S. S. (1st author), Ivanova, G., Branquinho, M. V., Almeida, A., Faria, F., Amorim, I, Pereira, T. and Maurício, A. C. (2019). Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells metabolomic and bioactive factors profiles: A comparative analysis on the umbilical cord and dental pulp derived Stem/Stromal Cells secretome. PloS one, 14(11). 10.1371/journal.pone.0221378. DOI: 10.1101/728550

Caseiro AR (1st), Ivanova G (1st), Pedrosa SS (2nd author), Georgieva P, Barbosa PP, Santos JD, Pereira T, Maurício AC (2017). Human Umbilical Cord Blood Plasma as an Alternative of Animal Sera for Mesenchymal Stem Cells In vitro Production and Expansion for Clinical Applications. Plos One. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203936

Yang, V., Pedrosa, S. S. (1st author), Fernandes, R., Maurício, A. C., Koksch, B., Gärtner, F., ... & Vale, N. (2019). Synthesis of PEGylated methotrexate conjugated with a novel CPP6, in sillico structural insights and activity in MCF-7 cells. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1192, 201-207. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2019.04.118

Pinho, A. C., Fonseca, A. C., Caseiro, A. R., Pedrosa, S. S., Amorim, I., Branquinho, M. V., ... & Coelho, J. F. J. (2020). Innovative tailor made dextran based membranes with excellent non-inflammatory response: In vivo assessment. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 107, 110243.

Pinho A, Fonseca A, Caseiro AR, Pedrosa SS, Amorim I, Branquinho M, Domingos M, Maurício AC, Santos JD, Serra A, Coelho J (2019), Innovative tailor made dextran based membranes with excellent non-inflammatory response: in vivo assessment. In Materials Science and Engineering, Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2019.110243

Researcher Center

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Researcher type

Post Doc

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