L. Monteiro Rodrigues
Luis Monteiro Rodrigues holds a MSc and a PhD in cardiovascular physiology. He is the head of the research unit CBIOS (Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa P) where he leads the Modelling Systems team, dedicated to basic physiological modelling with a special focus on skin functions and mechanisms and microcirculatory research.
The most recent research reveals the interest on the modelling (human as animal) of the neuroregulatory cross-talk evoked by a) functional testing interventions (e.g. active hyperemia), b) movement and posture biomechanics (gait, exercise) and c) baseline perfusion assymetries. Also relevant, the study of the interactions of diferent lasers with tissues and perfusion data analysis.
This team has also a broad and extensive experience in advanced training in these domains.
Founder and current Chairman of the Portuguese Physiological Society.
Ana Sofia Fernandes
Board Director for Education & Society
Ana S. Fernandes has a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2004), a PhD in Toxicology (2010), and was recognised with the European Registered Toxicologist title (2018). She is an Associate Professor at Universidade Lusófona. She Board Director for Education & Society and the Science Coordinator of the area Models & Molecular Mechanisms of CBIOS Research Center. Since 2007 on, she has published 73 full papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 4 book chapters, and three dissemination publications.
Her main research interest is to explore the impact of ROS and redox modulators on cancer etiology, progression, and therapeutics.
Board Director for Research & Innovation
Patrícia Rijo has a degree in Chemistry from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), and a Master and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Chemistry from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon (FFUL). She is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Health Sciences and Technologies (ECTS) at Universidade Lusófona (ULHT, Lisbon, Portugal) where she is responsible for Organic Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy and the international coordinator. The main area of research is medicinal chemistry, phytochemistry, and pharmacognosy, with an emphasis on the Chemistry of Natural Products. She is the Board Director of Research and Innovation at CBIOS (Research Center for Biosciences and Health Technologies at Universidade Lusófona), and the Science Coordinator of the area Natural Bioactives & Circular Economy. She has published more than one hundred articles in international journals, has more than three hundred communications (oral and panel) presented at national and international meetings and conferences, and has three registered patents.