Research focus

Development of nanomedicine platforms to modulate the activity of stem cells and their progenies.

Research focus

Development of bioengineering platforms for efficient differentiation and maturation of stem cells into vascular and cardiomyocyte lineages for drug screening and regenerative medicine applications.

Era Chair



Lino Ferreira is the Era Chair holder of a new program in ageing at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Coimbra. He will develop a research, training and translational program in the area of Cellular and Molecular Biology of Ageing. The ERA@UC 2.5 M€ project funded by Widespread 2014-ERA Chairs will start in November 2016. This is a flagship project of “Centro” Region of Portugal, as Health and Ageing are top priorities of its Smart Specialization Strategy.

Congratulations to Michela Comune!


Michela Comune defended her PhD thesis in September 22th 2016. Michela’s thesis was entitled “Wound healing and pro-angiogenic properties of LL37-conjugated nanoparticles”.