L. Monteiro Rodrigues
General Director

MSc, PhD in Human Physiology, he’s the founder and Director of CBIOS.

He is the Director of the School of Health Sciences and Technologies and of the MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Univ. Lusófona).

Academic, mostly dedicated to skin physiology and pathophysiology research specially focusing quantification of skin properties, mathematical modeling of cutaneous variables, safety and efficacy trials.

He has published more than 350 papers related with his interest areas.

He is the founder and President of the Portuguese Society of Cosmetological Sciences (SPCC).


Ana Sofia Fernandes
Scientific Director for Innovation

Ana Sofia Fernandes is graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2004), has a PhD in Pharmacy (specialty of Toxicology, 2010) and is an European Registered Toxicologist (2018).

She is an Associate Professor at Universidade Lusófona. She is also the Scientific Director for Innovation and the coordinator of the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms of CBIOS Research Center. She has published, from 2007 on, over 60 scientific full papers indexed to Scopus/Pubmed.

She is author/co-author of around 150 scientific communications (oral and panel). Her main research interest is to explore the impact of ROS and redox modulators on cancer etiology, progression, and therapeutics.

Patrícia Rijo
Scientific Director for Communication and External Relations

Patrícia Rijo has a graduation in Chemistry (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon), and Master and PhD degrees in Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Chemistry (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon).

She is an assistant professor at the Universidade Lusófona since 2001 (Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy). She has focused her research in Natural Products Chemistry (Plectranthus spp. phytochemistry and biological activity: cancer and antimicrobial activity).

She published more than seventy papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has over two hundred communications (oral and panel) presented at both national and international meetings and Conferences. In addition, she has two international registered patents.

Catarina Rosado

PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology (Cardiff University, UK)

Associate professor at ECTS of Universidade Lusófona. She has established her research in the DDS Group, but has collaborations with other Portuguese and foreign universities.

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.

Catarina Rosado has been involved in the supervision of several MSc and PhD students, and has hosted in her research lab postgraduate students from varied countries. She has regularly been invited to lecture in Masters and Postgraduate programs in other national and international universities.

Tânia Santos de Almeida

PhD in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) and post-doc in Physical Chemistry. Is currently Assistant Professor at School of Sciences and Health Technologies of Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal.

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

Her main research interests concern organic synthesis and pharmaceutical technology, namely towards the synthesis of new drugs and the synthesis of ionic liquids and their applicability in delivery systems.

Has been involved in the supervision of several MSc and PhD students and has hosted in her research lab students from varied countries.

Nuno Saraiva

PhD in Cell Biology and Virology from Imperial College, London. MSc in Genetic and Molecular Biology from Faculty of Sciences, Lisbon University. Post-Doc at the University of Cambridge.

Assistant professor in Cell and Molecular Biology at Lusófona University.

His research is focused on calcium and redox signaling regulating apoptosis and cell motility in the context of cancer progression.

João G. Costa

MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences (FFUL), and PhD in Health Sciences – Pharmacy (Universidad de Alcalá).

Lecturer in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Human Genetics at ECTS – ULHT. He is also a researcher at CBIOS.

His research interests focus on cancer, mycotoxins and oxidative stress areas.

He has several communications and publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals and meetings.

Marisa Nicolai

Assistant Professor, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologias da Saúde.

Graduated in Chemistry, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2001.

Master in Physics and Chemistry Teaching, Universidade de Lisboa, 2012.

PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 2009.

Main research interests are evaluation and quantification of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical components and analysis of nutritional components.

Cintia Pêgo

She graduated in Human Nutrition and Dietetics in Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain 2010, and has a master degree in Training and Sports Nutrition by the Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain 2012.

She obtained his PhD with International Mention in Nutrition and Metabolism from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, and University of Arkansas, USA 2016.

Her main epidemiological research interests are: Mediterranean Diet and mainly the effect of nuts supplementation, the consumption of dairy products, hydration and/ or the consumption of different types of beverages and its relation with health and disease.

João Gregório

Pharmaceutical Sciences degree Faculty of Pharmacy University of Lisbon (FFUL), and PhD in International Health with a specialization in Health Policies from the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT) of NOVA University Lisbon.

He is a Assistant Researcher at CBIOS Lusófona’s Research Center for Biosciences & Health Technologies. His research work focus on the use of Information Technologies (IT) to provide and improve Health services.

His current research interests lie in areas such as Pharmacy services research and development, Health promotion and capacity building of human resources for health.

Paula Pereira

Assistant Professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias.

First degree and PhD in Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

MSc. in Biotechnology (Biochemical Engineering), Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon.

Her main research interests are in evaluation of components with pharmaceutical and nutraceutical obtained by supercritical extraction techniques as well more conventional methods, for comparison purpose.

Amilcar Roberto

PhD in Toxicology, Uppsala University, Sweden; Pharmacy Licentiate, Lisbon University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Portugal; Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Oporto University, Portugal.

Associated Professor, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologia; Invited Researcher Division of Toxicology – Faculty of Pharmacy – Uppsala University – SWEDEN; Adviser for Essential Drugs Program – WHO, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – SIDA.

Research on the Causes, Detection and Treatment of Malignant Melanoma. Radiodiagnosis and Radiotherapy of Malignant Melanoma. Targeting of Malignant Melanoma for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. Advanced Techniques in Molecular medicine, Risk Assessment and Risk Management in Toxicology, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in Biomedical Research.

Margarida Alves

Lecturer in Molecular Biology at Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária – Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias.

Graduated in Applied Chemistry / Biotechnology (FCT-UNL), MSc in Medical Parasitology (IHMT-UNL), PhD in Biomedical Sciences (UNL).

She is author of several publications and communications in international and national peer-reviewed journals and meetings.

Her principal interests are molecular epidemiology of vector-borne agents and molecular detection of dogs’ inherited diseases.

Catarina Pereira Leite

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) from FFUP (Portugal) and IQ-USP (Brazil) under cotutelle agreement.

Assistant Professor at School of Sciences and Health Technologies of Universidade Lusófona.

Her research is focused on understanding biological barriers for the development of more effective and safer therapeutic approaches, including drug delivery systems.

She has been involved in the supervision of various MSc students and in teaching activities for graduation programs and advanced training.

Her research has resulted in several communications in national and international meetings and in various publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

António Raposo

Assistant Professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias.

He graduated in Nutritional Sciences in Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, 2009 and obtained his PhD with European Mention in Animal Health and Food Safety from the University Institute of Animal Health and Food Safety, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2013.

He is member of editorial board and invited reviewer of international peer-reviewed journals in his research field.

His main research interests are: Studies on the utilization of Catostylus tagi jellyfish in health sciences, particularly as a food ingredient; Food habits and food safety evaluation, particularly in vending machines; Techniques to evaluate cleanliness and disinfection in dairies.

Maria do Céu Costa

MSc in Technological Organic Chemistry, PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Habilitation in Chemistry-Physics Sciences.

Stayed as Academic Visitor at the Imperial College (London, UK), Research Fellow at the University Auckland (New Zealand) and Visiting Scholar at the Uni Sydney (Australia).

Co-coordinates the MSc. on Health Products and Food Supplements at the School of Health Sciences and Technologies (Univ. Lusófona).

200 publications on organic and analytical chemistry, drug design, molecular and speciation modelling, medicinal plants, food and public health issues.

Founder and Vice-President of the Portuguese Society of Phytochemistry and Phytotherapy (SPFito), member of ESCOP, ASAE and EREN-EFSA.

Sergio Faloni de Andrade

Graduated in Pharmacy by the University of Alfenas, Brazil (1998), master in Pharmacology São Paulo State University, Brazil (2001), and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil (2005). In 2017-2018 he undertook postdoc at Lund University-Sweden, where he developed project about probiotics associated with natural products and its beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal tract and is currently Researcher in CBIOS – Lusofona University, Lisbon, Portugal.
He has experience in the area of teaching and research, focusing on Pharmacological Evaluation of Natural products and Probiotic Products, with interest in the following areas: gastritis, antiulcer activity, gastroprotection, gastric healing, inflammatory bowel diseases and effects on the renal and cardiovascular systems.
During his career was advisor of 4 PhD thesis, 18 master thesis, 38 bachelor degrees and supervised 3 postdoc researchers, and published more than 110 articles in international periodicals peer-reviewed.

Filipe Teixeira

Filipe Teixeira is a registered Nutritionist and obtained his Ph. D. in Human Kinetics – Exercise Physiology (Summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Human Kinetics of the University of Lisbon.

During his Ph. D., Filipe was mentored by Professor Stuart M. Phillips (world leading researcher in protein metabolism and sports nutrition). He holds several publications in well reputed peer reviewed journals, such as: Clinical Nutrition, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (the American College of Sports Medicine official Journal), Nutrients, Journal of Sport Sciences, European Journal of Sport Science and Pharmacological Research. Filipe is a certified exercise practitioner (TPTEF nº 11967) and a level 1 accredited ISAK anthropometrist.
He his currently an Assistant Professor of Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition and Sports and also a Researcher at CBIOS – Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias.

Jaime Coelho

BSc and MSc degrees in Chemistry from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.
PhD in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Therapeutics) from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon (2014).

Postdoc at University of California, Berkeley.

He is an Assistant Researcher at CBIOS/Lusofona University.

His research interests include medicinal chemistry and computer-aided drug design.

Maria Soares

Maria Soares has a master in Veterinary Medicine (2009) and has a phD in Veterinary Sciences (2016).

She is an Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária – Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias.

She is author of several publications and communications in international and national peer-reviewed journals and meetings.

Her principal interests are veterinary oncology and comparative oncology in breast cancer disease, focusing molecular biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment like HER-2.

Alexandra Nunes

Alexandra Nunes is graduated in Applied Chemistry / Biotechnology at Nova School of Science and Technology (FCT-UNL), and has a PhD degree in Biology, specialty in Molecular Genetics (FCT-UNL).

She is a researcher at the Infectious Disease Department of the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon. Her primary research is focused on using genomics, transcriptomics and bioinformatics to study microbial pathogens with impact on public health.

On behalf of her PhD, she was awarded with the European ERA-NET PathoGenoMics Ph.D. Award 2011.

Since 2018, she is a professor of Microbiology at Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária – Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias.


PhD Collaborators

  • Alda Pereira
  • Beatriz Edra
  • Bruno Sousa
  • Elizabete Mauricio
  • Maria João Cebola
  • Maria Lidia Palma
  • Nelson Tavares
  • Rui P. Faísca
  • Joana Mota

PhD Students

  • Ana Júlio
  • Ana Patrícia Filipe
  • Ana Sofia Ramos
  • Ana Resendes
  • Ana Lucia Morais
  • Clemente Rocha
  • Emília Alves
  • Epole Ntungwe
  • Eva Dominguez
  • Helena Migueis
  • Margarida Florindo
  • Paulo Luz
  • Sandra Ferreira
  • Sérgio Nuno
  • Teresa Macosso
  • Rita Caparica
  • Vera Isca