Lídia Gonçalves

Principal Investigator
Short bio & current area(s) of interest
Lídia Gonçalves graduated in 1987 in Applied Chemistry/Biotechnology (FCT, UNL), and completed her PhD on Biological Engineering, at the New University of Lisbon in 1993. In 1994 she was awarded a post-doctoral FCT fellowship to develop in vitro animal cell cultures for toxicology at ITQB/IBET (New University of Lisbon, Oeiras, Portugal). She was director of production and R&D at Lab. Sorológico (Grupo Medinfar SA), a company that produces veterinary vaccines (2002). She worked at the Pilot Unit (IBET, Oeiras, Portugal) in quality assurance and production and development of biotechnological products with clinical or R&D applications (2008). In 2008, she was hired as Assistant Researcher at FFUL (iMed.ULisboa, University of Lisbon) (Ciência 2007, FCT). From 2013-2019 she was Invited Assistant Professor and researcher at FFUL. In 2017, she was awarded a “CEEC, FCT” researcher position as Principal Investigator at FFUL (iMed.ULisboa, University of Lisbon). Her major research interests involve the development and in vitro/ in vivo evaluation of new biocompatible 3D systems (micro/nano structures) for drug delivery including drug stabilization, co-delivery and targeting. In particular: the modulation of vaccines formulations to enhanced mucoadhesive properties aiming the intranasal delivery; the mucoadhesion nanoparticulate for ocular drug delivery with enhanced of bioavailability; novel systems for effective DNA delivery based on biocompatible and mucoadhesive polymers; and the protective effect of complex antigen mixtures by new polymeric particulate formulations. Her scientific activity has a major leading and networking role within different research groups, where she participates in several funded research projects.

BSc (1987) in Applied Chemistry (Biotechnology), NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal

PhD (1993) in Biological Engineering (Microbial Technology), NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Postdoctoral Fellow, ITQB NOVA, NOVA University of Lisbon, Oeiras, Portugal

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

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

Principal Investigator, iMed.ULisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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