National Projects

National Structural Projects

International Projects

National Projects

Ongoing

  • COMT4BRAIN-Development of centrally-active and safe catechol O-methyltransferase inhibitors
    Reference
    : PTDC/MED-QUI/29164/2017 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029164)
    Principal Investigator: Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Funding program: P2020|COMPETE
    Start date: 2018; End date: 2021
    Total funding: 239,679.95 EUR

  • ABFish -Development of new antibiotics for aquaculture
    Reference
    : PTDC/ASP-PES/28397/2017 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028397)
    Principal Investigator: Fernando Cagide;
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Funding program: P2020|COMPETE
    Start date: 2018; End date: 2021
    Total funding: 234,303.41 EUR

  • Mito4ALS -Development of Novel Mitochondria-Targeted Antioxidants for Improving SOD1-Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Phenotype
    Reference
    : PTDC/MED-FAR/29391/2017 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029391)
    Principal Investigator FCUP: Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Funding program: P2020|COMPETE
    Start date: 2018; End date: 2021
    Total funding: 232,330.87 EUR

  • SkinSHIELD 2- Redox-active phytochemicals triggering mitochondrial hormesis: developing a new generation of cosmetic active ingredients
    Reference
    : PTDC/BIA-MOL/28607/2017 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028607)
    Co-Principal Investigator: Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Funding program: P2020|COMPETE
    Start date: 2018; End date: 2021
    Total funding: 232,258.90 EUR

  • BIOFILM-Development of novel biocide solutions for effective biofilm control
    Reference
    : PTDC/BII-BTI/30219/2017 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030219)
    Principal Investigator FCUP: Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Funding program: P2020|COMPETE
    Start date: 2018; End date: 2021
    Total funding: 239,821.00 EUR

Concluded

  • Microgial and neuronal changes in the hippocampus induced by methamphetamine: role of pro-inflammatory cytokines and neuropeptide Y
    Reference
    : PTDC/SAUFCF/67053/2006
    Principal Investigator in FCUP: Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Start date: 2007; End date: 2010
    Total funding: 88,000.00 EUR

  • New therapeutic approaches in cancer: Rational design and synthesis of new adenosine A3 receptor ligands
    Reference
    : PTDC/QUI/70359/2006
    Principal Investigator: Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Start date: 2008; End date: 2011
    Total funding: 72,456.00 EUR

  • Targeting cinnamic antioxidants to mitochondria: a new therapeutic approach on neurodegenerative diseases
    Principal Investigator
    : Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: University Porto
    Start date: 2009 End date: 2009
    Total funding: 3,500.00 EUR

  •  NanoPest – Nanotecnology for Pesticide Management
    Reference
    : PTDC/AGRAAM/105044/2008
    Principal Investigator: Manuela Garrido
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Start date: 2010; End date: 2013
    Total funding: 190,728.00 EUR

  • Impact of methamphetamine on the blood-brain barrier: unmasking the underlying mechanisms and the role of neuroinflammation
    Reference
    : PTDC/SAU-FCF/098685/2008
    Principal Investigator in FCUP: Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Start date: 2010; End date: 2013
    Total funding: 129,388.00 EUR

  • BP4Brain – Benzopyrane as a privileged structure for the rational design of multitarget-directed drugs potentially useful in neurodegenerative diseases
    Reference
    : PTDC/QUIQUI/113687/2009
    Principal Investigator: Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Start date: 2011; End date: 2014
    Total funding: 150,000.00 EUR

  • Fine-tuning the hydrophobicity of natural antioxidants: development of innovative mitochondria-targeted antioxidants based on benzoic acid scaffold
    Reference
    : PP_IJUP2011 209
    Principal Investigator: Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: University Porto
    Start date: 2011 End date: 2011
    Total funding: 3,500.00 EUR

  • Nanotecnology for Pesticide Management
    Reference
    : PP_IJUP2011 208
    Principal Investigator: Jorge Garrido
    Funding entity: University Porto
    Start date: 2011 End date: 2011
    Total funding: 3,500.00 EUR

  • Environmentally friendly active films based on chitosan
    Reference
    : PP_IJUP2011 208
    Principal Investigator: Jorge Garrido
    Funding entity: University Porto
    Start date: 2012 End date: 2012
    Total funding: 3,500.00 EUR

  • MitoBOOST: A Next-Generation Therapeutics for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Based on Smart Antioxidant Delivery to Mitochondria
    Reference
    : PTDC/DTP-FTO/2433/2014
    Principal Investigator in FCUP: Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Start date: 2016; End date: 2019
    Total funding: 65,700.00 EUR

  • MitoSKIN – Novas plataformas para entrega direccionada de antioxidantes da dieta para a mitocôndria
    Principal Investigator
    : Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: University of Porto
    Funding program: Bip Proof- Program for Proof of Concept
    Start date: 2018-06-01; End date: 2018-11-01
    Total funding: 20,000.00 EUR

National Structural Projects

Ongoing

  • Centro de Investigação em Química da Universidade
    Reference
    : UID/QUI/00081/2020
    CIQUP coordinator: António Fernando Silva
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Start date; 2020 End date: 2023
    Total funding: 1,500,800.00 EUR

Concluded

  • Development of functional materials
    Reference
    : NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000065
    CIQUP coordinator: António Fernando Silva
    Funding entity: CCDRN/FEDER
    Funding program: P2020|Norte2020-
    Start date: 2014; End date: 2015
    Total funding: 368,858.73 € EUR
    Group: 92,214.68 €

  • Sustainable advanced materials (SAM)
    Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000028
    CIQUP coordinator: António Fernando Silva
    Funding entity: CCDRN
    Funding program: P2020|Norte2020-Projetos Integrados ICD
    Start date: 2016; End date: 2019
    Total funding: 1,349,964.00 EUR
    Group: 337,491.00 EUR

  • Centro de Investigação em Química da Universidade
    Reference
    : UID/QUI/00081/2013
    CIQUP coordinator: António Fernando Silva
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Start date; 2015; End date: 2018
    Total funding: 445,209.00 EUR

  • Centro de Investigação em Química da Universidade
    Reference
    : UID/QUI/00081/2019
    CIQUP coordinator: António Fernando Silva
    Funding entity: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Start date; 2019; End date: 2019
    Total funding: 148,403.00 EUR

International Projects

  • Foie Gras
    Bioenergetic Remodeling in the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    UP coordinator
    : Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: European Commission
    Funding program: MSCA-ITN-2016 – Innovative Training Networks
    Project ID: 722619
    Start date: 2017; End date: 2020
    Project leader: Centro de Neurociencias e Biologia Celular
    Partner institutions: see
    Total funding for the consortium: 3,202,195.68 EUR

  • mtFOIE GRAS
    mitoFOIE GRAS: Non-invasive Profiling of Mitochondrial Function in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    UP coordinator
    : Fernanda Borges
    Funding entity: European Commission
    Funding program: MSCA-RISE-2016 – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
    Project ID: 734719
    Start date: 2017; End date: 2021
    Project leader: Centro de Neurociencias e Biologia Celular
    Partner institutions: see
    Total funding for the consortium: 454,500.00 EUR