Ana Leite Oliveira
Ana Leite Oliveira, is graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. In 2002 she obtained her Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Minho, in collaboration with the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Madrid) in the field of Biomaterials. In 2008 she finished her PhD at the University of Minho in collaboration with the company Depuy, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson, USA) and started his postdoctoral project with an invitation to collaborate with Tufts University, Boston, USA.
Currently, she is the coordinator of the master’s in biomedical engineering at the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, where she is the regent of curricular units in the field of Biomaterials. She leads the Laboratory of Biomaterials and Biomedical Technology, at the Center for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF, Porto) developing research in the area of biomaterials of natural origin for application in wound treatment and tissue regeneration. The innovation in her work has given rise to 4 patents, more than 70 publications (articles in international journals and book chapters) and more than 100 communications at international conferences, mostly oral presentations and invited lectures. She is involved in the preparation and coordination of several national and international projects, as well as projects with the industry. Since 2008, she has been working at the European Commission as an “Expert Evaluator” and “Innovation Monitor” for proposals and ongoing projects.