Paula Soares

Investigadora Doutorada
111, Ed. II

Paula is a senior researcher with a Ph.D. in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa since 2015. Paula received her Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa in 2009. She is currently working on the development of multifunctional magnetic devices for cancer theranostics. Her main research interests are related to developing multifunctional magnetic nanostructures for application in cancer theranostic, mainly in magnetic hyperthermia, controlled drug delivery, and magnetic resonance imaging. During the last years, she has supervised undergraduate, MSc, and Ph.D. students and published several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. She is also the principal researcher of project DREaMM funded through Portuguese national funds by Fundação para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia.

Áreas de Investigação

Biomaterials; cancer theranostics; magnetic nanoparticles; multifunctional devices

Interesses Científicos

Research related to the development of dual-stimuli responsive nanostructured magnetic materials for cancer theranostic applications; other interests include processing thermoresponsive polymers for drug delivery applications; 3D printing of magnetic systems for biomedical applications.

Publicações Representativas

  • Paula Soares, Joana Romão, Ricardo Matos, Jorge Carvalho Silva, João Paulo Borges, Design and engineering of magneto-responsive devices for cancer theranostics: nano to macro perspective, Progress in Materials Science, 116, 100742, 2021.
  • Ricardo J. Matos, Catarina I. P. Chaparro, Jorge C. Silva, Manuel A. Valente, João Paulo Borges, Paula Soares, Electrospun composite cellulose acetate/iron oxide nanoparticles non-woven membranes for magnetic hyperthermia applications, Carbohydrate polymers, 198, 9-16, 2018.
  • Jaime Faria, Coro Echeverria, João Paulo Borges, Maria H. Godinho, Paula Soares. Towards the development of multifunctional hybrid fibrillary gels: production and optimization by colloidal electrospinning, RSC Advances, 7, 48972-48979, 2017.
  • Paula Soares, Ana Isabel Sousa, Isabel Ferreira, Carlos Novo, João Paulo Borges. Towards the development of multifunctional chitosan-based iron oxide nanoparticles: Optimization and modelling of doxorubicin release. Carbohydrate polymers, 153, 212-221, 2016.
  • Paula Soares, César Laia, Alexandra Carvalho, Laura Pereira, Joana Coutinho, Isabel Ferreira, Carlos Novo, João Paulo Borges. Iron oxide nanoparticles stabilized with a bilayer of oleic acid for magnetic hyperthermia and MRI applications. Applied Surface Science, 383, 240-247



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