António Almeida

Group Leader
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António J. Almeida is Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Pharmacy, leader of the Advanced Technologies for Drug Delivery Group of (iMed.ULisboa) and Chairman of the Faculty´s Scientific Board. His main research interest is drug delivery by the mucosal routes, including mucosal immunisation, using nano/microparticles produced with polymers and solid lipids. He started his research work in this field during his PhD studies at Aston University, Birmingham, UK (1993), achieving some pioneer results on nasal immunisation with antigen-adsorbed PLGA microspheres, describing the uptake and translocation of microspheres at the rat’s nasal mucosa. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Free University of Berlin, Germany (1995/1996), and the Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CIMUS), University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2012). His research is also focused on lipid-based nanoparticles having demonstrated the preferential lymphatic distribution of inhaled SLN, as well as their use as carriers for proteins and DNA in dry powders for inhalation. A new approach to the treatment of bone infections using polymeric microparticles as antibiotic carriers for local delivery, was developed. Since 1996 he has been regularly involved as a quality expert in the evaluation of new medicines, both at national (INFARMED) and international (European Medicines Agency) levels. He has supervised several Post-Docs, PhD and MSc students, and published more than 130 publications and filled 5 patents.

Degree (1987) in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Industrial Pharmacy), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

PhD (1993) in Pharmaceutical Technology, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

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

Group Leader, iMed.ULisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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