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Cláudia Azevedo
PhD Student
Cláudia Azevedo graduated in Biosciences in 2011 in Universidade Católica do Porto. She obtained her MSc in Molecular Oncology at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto (2013) and her master´s thesis was developed at Faculdade de Medicina do Porto (FMUP), focusing on cancer metabolism. In June of 2014 Cláudia got a Research Fellowship (MSc) in the Instituto de Tecnologia Química Biológica (ITQB) in a project aiming at bioengineering exosomes to treat gliomas. At present she is pursuing her doctorate under the supervision of Professor Bruno Sarmento in functionalized nanoparticles for drug delivery.

Selected Publications

Azevedo C., Correia-Branco A., Araújo J., Guimarães J., Keating E., Martel F.,
The chemopreventive effect of the dietary compound kaempferol on the MCF-7 human breast cancer cell line is dependent on inhibition of glucose cellular uptake. Nutrition and Cancer67(3):504-513, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 20] [IF: 2,2]
DOI: 10.1080/01635581.2015.1002625 SCOPUS: 84926523586. .

Correia-Branco A., Azevedo C., Araújo J., Guimarães J., Faria A., Keating E.,
Xanthohumol impairs glucose uptake by a human first-trimester extravillous trophoblast cell line (HTR-8/SVneo cells) and impacts the process of placentation. Molecular Human Reproduction21(10):803-815, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 9] [IF: 3,9]
DOI: 10.1093/molehr/gav043 SCOPUS: 84943797544. .

Fonte P., Andrade F., Azevedo C., Pinto J., Seabra V., van de Weert M., Reis S., Sarmento B.,
Effect of the Freezing Step in the Stability and Bioactivity of Protein-Loaded PLGA Nanoparticles Upon Lyophilization. Pharmaceutical Research33(11):2777-2793, 2016. [Journal: Article] [CI: 8] [IF: 3]
DOI: 10.1007/s11095-016-2004-3 SCOPUS: 84979246406. .

Sgorla D., Almeida A., Azevedo C., Bunhak É., Sarmento B., Cavalcanti O.,
Development and characterization of crosslinked hyaluronic acid polymeric films for use in coating processes. International Journal of Pharmaceutics511(1):380-389, 2016. [Journal: Article] [CI: 8] [IF: 3,6]
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.07.033 SCOPUS: 84978780335. .

Araújo F., Martins C., Azevedo C., Sarmento B.,
Chemical modification of drug molecules as strategy to reduce interactions with mucus. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews124:98-106, 2018. [Journal: Review] [CI: 7] [IF: 15,5]
DOI: 10.1016/j.addr.2017.09.020 SCOPUS: 85044646570. .

Azevedo C., Macedo M., Sarmento B.,
Strategies for the enhanced intracellular delivery of nanomaterials. Drug Discovery Today23(5):944-959, 2018. [Journal: Review] [CI: 6] [IF: 6,9]
DOI: 10.1016/j.drudis.2017.08.011 SCOPUS: 85030151565. .