Artur Moreira Pinto

    LEPABE-FEUP

    Areas of Interest: Graphene-based materials, phototherapy, cancer therapy, drug delivery, 3D printing, magnetic nanomaterials

    Name Artur Moreira Pinto
    Role Researcher
    Institution LEPABE-FEUP (Faculty of Engineering – Univ. Porto) and INEB-i3S (National Inst. Biomedical Engineering)
    Contact arturp@fe.up.pt
    arturp@i3s.up.pt
    913583372
    Key Words / Areas of Interest Graphene-based materials, phototherapy, cancer therapy, drug delivery, 3D printing, magnetic nanomaterials
    Expertise Sought Photodynamic and photothermal therapy. NIR/UV irradiation systems for in vitro or/and in vivo models. In vitro or/and in vivo models for skin diseases, namely basal cell carcinoma, psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis. Drug adsorption and release characterization. Graphene-based materials production and modification methods. Separation methods for nanoparticles (< 200nm). Toxicological evaluation of nanoparticles in vivo effect. 3D printing of polymeric biomaterials. Magnetic triggering of scaffolds. Magnetic targeting of nanobiomaterials/drugs. Antibacterial properties of graphene-based materials and UV/NIR radiation. Immunological effects of graphene-based materials/nanomaterials.

     

    Bio:

    Artur M. Pinto graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences, obtaining his PhD in Biomedical Engineering (FEUP-UP). His PhD work was carried out at LEPABE-FEUP, INEB-i3S, and University of Washington – Bioengineering Department – Buddy Ratner’s Lab (US). Following his graduation, Artur has been appointed as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Materials and Interface Chemistry Lab – Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), where he developed research work on graphene-based materials for electronic and biomedical applications, namely 3D printing of polymeric implants. Also, he was teaching assistant at Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Department (Nanotechnology course). Currently, Artur is a Researcher at LEPABE-FEUP, being Principal Investigator of the Foundation for Science and Technology R&D – LEPABE and INEB-i3S joint project – “NovaDerma”, whose work plan comprises the development of innovative nanobiomaterials (<200 nm)/drugs conjugates to be integrated in pharmaceutical formulations for phototherapy of skin diseases, as basal cell carcinoma, psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis. Please check the profile link for more informations: https://www.lepabe.fe.up.pt/am_pinto.html