Andreia Ascenso

Short bio & current area(s) of interest
Andreia Ascenso teaches Pharmaceutical Technology (PT) in Pharmacy Faculty, Universidade de Lisboa since 2008. She has several papers related with PT published in international scientific peer-review and she has been invited as editor of a Book and a special issue of Molecules MDPI Journal. She has participated in different funded research projects supervising pre- and post-graduation students. Her areas of interest are: (1) Advanced Drug Delivery Systems (ADDS) for Topical and Transdermal Routes: The research is focused on the development of novel formulations based on ADDS, such as cyclodextrins and several types of liposomes (especially deformable ones) for skin delivery, which allow obtaining favorable therapeutic outcomes in the skin disorders context. Other aim is also to deeply explore both topical and transdermal routes using different skin models. (2) 3D (bio)-printing: Through collaborations with other research centers, it will be expected to correlate data from the development of ADSS obtained by conventional and 3D- printing technologies. (3) Skin Cancer: The main target has been the skin cells (melanocytes and keratinocytes). Different active molecules as antioxidants from bio extracts (eg lycopene) and a serotoninergic drug (1-NPZ) have been tested in vitro for the management of skin cancer. (4) HIV: In a recent project, a new formulation design incorporating Enfuvirtide (T-20) has been explored to achieve a different route of administration and therapeutical approach.

BSc (2003), Instituto Superior das Ciências da Saúde-Sul, Almada, Portugal

MSc (2011), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

PhD (2013), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Postdoctoral Researcher, iMed.ULisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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