On-going Thesis

Daniel Martins
PhD Student
Doctoral Program: Sustainable Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto.
Thesis title: “Development of new analytical tools based on molecularly imprinted polymers for determination of new psychoactive substances”


Lisa Sequeira
PhD Student (with University of Cagliari, Italy)
Doctoral Program: Life, Environmental and Drug Sciences, Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy.
Thesis title: “Development of furobenzopyrone derivatives with potential anticancer activity”


Miguel Pinto
PhD Student
Doctoral Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences (Nanotecnhology speciality), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto
Thesis title: “Using a nanomedicine-based approach as a second chance for tolcapone”


Ricardo Amorim
PhD Student (with CNC)
Doctoral Program: Biochemistry, University of Coimbra. 
Thesis title: “Antioxidant targeting of mitochondria to prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-induced oxidative stress and inflammation”


Eva Gil-Martins
PhD Student (with UCIBIO-REQUIMTE)
Doctoral Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences (Toxicology speciality), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto
Thesis title: “Phenethylamine derivatives: a new insights on their pharmacological and toxicological profile”


Joana Malheiro
PhD Student (with LEPABE)
Doctoral Program: Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. 
Thesis title: “Development of disinfectants for hospital environments based on phytochemical products”


Diana Oliveira
PhD Student (with LEPABE)
Doctoral Program: Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. 
Thesis title: “Identification and development of new natural-based agents to counteract multidrug-resistant bacteria and recycle ineffective antibiotics”


Susana Fernandes
PhD Student
Doctoral Program: Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. 
Thesis title: “Development of biocidal formulations for effective biofouling control”


Maria Inês Simões
PhD Student (with ETN Foie Gras)
Doctoral Program: Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
Thesis title: “Mitochondria, oxidative stress and Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – a complex relationship”


 

Completed Thesis

2020

Francesco Mesiti
Title: “Mapping the chromone-3-phenylcarboxamide pharmacophore: structure activity-toxicity and efflux transport studies”
Doctor Degree in Life Sciences, Curriculum Food Toxicology, University of “Magna Graecia” Catanzaro – Italy.
Supervisor: Stefano Alcaro, Co-supervisor: Fernanda Borges


2019

Daniel Freitas Chavarria
Title: “Development of multi-target directed antioxidants with therapeutic potential towards age-related disorders
Doctor Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toxicology Speciality, University Porto.
Supervisor: Paulo Oliveira; Co-supervisor: Fernanda Borges


2018

Joana Reis
Title: “Single and multi-target agents for neurodegenerative diseases based on the chromone scaffold”.
Doctor Degree in Chemistry, University Porto.
Supervisor: Fernanda Borges; Co-supervisor: Eugenio Uriarte

Carlos Fernandes
Title: “Development of PEGylated platforms to overcome blood–brain barrier constraints in neurodegenerative therapy”.
Doctor Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nanotechnologies Speciality, University Porto.
Supervisor: Fernanda Borges; Co-supervisor: Fernando Remião

Sofia Benfeito
Title: “Design and development of multi-target agents for neurodegenerative diseases”.
Doctor Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toxicology Specialty, University Porto.
Supervisor: Fernanda Borges; Co-supervisors: Eugenio Uriarte and Fernando Remião


2017

Catarina Oliveira
Title: “Benzoic acid as a valid scaffold for the development of dual-target directed drugs for Alzheimer’s disease”.
Doctor Degree in Chemistry, University Porto.
Supervisor: Jorge Garrido; Co-supervisor: Fernanda Borges

André Fonseca
Title: “Discovery of target directed drugs for neurodegenerative diseases based on benzopyrone scaffold”.
Doctor Degree in Chemistry, University Porto.
Supervisor: Fernanda Borges; Co-supervisor: Eugenio Uriarte


2016

José Teixeira
Title: “Targeting dietary antioxidants to mitochondria: regulating mitochondrial radical production and redox signaling to improve human health”.
Doctor Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry Specialty, University Porto
Supervisor: Fernanda Borges; Co-supervisor: Paula Andrade

Tiago Silva
Title: “Hydroxycinnamic acid, a valid scaffold for the development of CNS multitarget drugs. Synthesis, pharmacological and toxicological studies”.
Doctor Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toxicology Specialty, University Porto
Supervisor: Fernanda Borges; Co-supervisors: Eugenio Uriarte and Fernando Remião