Marlene Lúcio obtained her PharmD (1999) and PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry (2006) from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Porto, Portugal. In 2008, she received the European Young Chemist Award for her outstanding contribution to research in life sciences . Since then, she has been developing lipid-based nanosystems as membrane models to study the interactions between drugs and biointerfaces and as nanocarriers of bioactive compounds for several therapeutic applications. She is a researcher and invited professor at the University of Minho, Portugal.
Carla M. Lopes received her PharmD (2001) and PhD (2006) in pharmaceutical technology from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Porto, Portugal. She is an assistant professor at Fernando Pessoa University. She has done scientific consulting for health companies and has more than 10 years of experience in the development of lipid-based nanocarriers for targeting the delivery of bioactive compounds. She is the author of several scientific articles published in international peer-reviewed journals.
Maria Elisabete C. D. Real Oliveira is associate professor with habilitation at the Physics Department of the University of Minho, Portugal. She obtained her BSc in physics from the University of Coimbra and her PhD from the University of Salford, UK, and the University of Minho. She was head of the master’s degree program in biophysics and bionanosystems from 2009 to 2014 and has been president of the Group of Colloids, Polymers and Interfaces of the Portuguese Chemical Society since 2013. Prof. Oliveira has over 10 years of experience in the development of liposomal nanosystems for biological applications, namely cancer cell transfection, and siRNA silencing therapy in cancer. She is the author of diverse scientific articles published in international peer-reviewed journals and 2 patents of a lipid drug delivery system. She was also the founder of the Spin-off Nanodelivery–I&D in Bionanotecnology, LDA.