DDS | Team Members

Catarina Reis
Coordinator

Is currently Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology I and II in the School of Sciences and Health Technologies at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Lisbon, Portugal) and an external consultant of INFARMED.

She attended the University of Coimbra and graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2003. Her doctoral studies were undertaken at the same university with important international collaborations.

She is author or co-author of several articles, book chapters and inventor of patents.

PhD Integrated Members


Catarina Rosado

PhD, academic.

Her research interests focus mainly on the study of the impact of formulation on transdermal penetration and also in the development of non-invasive in vivo strategies to assess efficacy and safety of topical drugs and cosmetics.

She has regularly been invited to lecture in Masters and Postgraduate programs in other Portuguese universities and has published numerous papers in her research area.


Joana Portugal Mota

PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology (Free University of Berlin, Germany).

Assistant Professor at the School of Sciences and Health Technologies of Lusófona University, Portugal.

She has communications and publications in international peer-reviewed journals and meetings.

Her research focuses on controlled drug delivery systems (coated pellets, matrix films and implants) and formulation optimization for skin delivery.


Pedro Faísca

Veterinary Degree by the University of Trás os Montes e Alto-Douro in 2000.

D.E.A.Sc.V. Diplôme d’Études Approfondies en sciences vétérinaries, by the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Liège, Belgium in 2002. PhD – Docteur en Sciences Veterinaires, by the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Liège, Belgium in 2007.

Lecturer of General and Special Pathology since 2005 at the Veterinary Faculty of ULHT.

Researcher at the Centro de Investigação em Ciências Veterinárias (CICV).

Technical Director of the Histopathology and Clinical Laboratory (LACH) of the Veterinary Faculty of ULHT since 2010.

Head of the Histopathology Department of DNATech since 2006. Secretary of Portuguese Society of Animal Pathology between 2011-2013.

Author of several publications in international journals with referees.


João Requicha

João Filipe Requicha obtained the degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2007 by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD; Vila Real, Portugal).

After graduation, he worked as a clinical practitioner in small animal medicine.

In 2011, he also completed a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, and the Post graduation in Veterinary Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain).

He is a Researcher-Coordinator on Animal Experimentation issued by DGAV, the Portuguese Veterinary Authority.

After a PhD program at the UTAD in collaboration with the 3B’s Research Group of the University of Minho and the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Santiago de Compostela, he obtained the PhD degree in Veterinary Sciences in 2013.

João Requicha is member of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, European Veterinary Dentistry Society.

He is also a founder member of the Portuguese Society of Veterinary Dentistry and Portuguese Society of Veterinary Regenerative Medicine.

Currently, he is Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Faculty of Universidade Lusófona (Lisbon, Portugal).


Tânia Almeida

Is currently Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry I and II and Physical Chemistry in the School of Sciences and Health Technologies at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Lisbon, Portugal).

Her doctoral studies in organic chemistry were undertaken at the University of Lisbon.

She also performed post-doctoral studies in physical chemistry (computational chemistry and organic physical chemistry) at Institute for Interdisciplinary Research – 3Is in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

Has several communications and publications in International peer-reviewed journals and meetings.

Her main research interests concern organic synthesis, namely in the synthesis of actives and excipients to include in drug delivery systems (e.g. ionic liquids) and also organic physical chemistry.

  • Elisabete Maurício
  • Mário Macedo

PhD Collaborators

  • Amilcar Roberto
  • Paulo Paixão

PhD Students

  • Catarina Silva
  • Ana Rebelo