Affiliated Society: European Society for Biomaterials
Country of Residence: Portugal
Current Position: Full Professor
I am Professor Catedrático at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS), University of Porto and the director of Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S). I am also the Director of the Doctoral Programme BiotechHealth. I was one of the founding members of Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica (INEB), in June 26, 1989. INEB is of the institutes that integrates i3S.
Areas of research interest:
My present interests focus on the role of inflammation in tissue regeneration. In particular, I am developing immunomodulatory strategies to improve regeneration of bone and intervertebral discs. My previous interests included cell-biomaterial interactions and protein adsorption to biomaterials.
Surface Characterization and Modification