Where Ideas grow
Pedro Granja
Group leader
Pedro L. Granja was born in 1970, in Porto, Portugal. His high school studies took place in Porto, Portugal, and São Paulo, Brazil. He graduated in Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Porto (UP) in 1993 and obtained his PhD in Engineering Sciences in 2001 as a result of studies carried out at INEB - Instituto de Engenharia Biomedica (UP) and INSERM U.1026 - BIOTIS (University of Bordeaux, France). He carried out post-doctoral studies at INEB, was visiting scientist at the University of Michigan (USA, 2004) and Invited Professor at the University Paris 13 (France, 2009). He is presently Group Leader at i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde. His research interests lie at the intersection between materials science, biology and medicine, namely on the development of biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. His main research focus is on biofabrication of molecularly designed biofunctional hydrogels as artificial 3D extracellular matrices. He received the 2006 Jean Leray Award by the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) and is internationally reputed as founder (1998) and Editor-in-Chief of the Biomaterials Network (Biomat.net). He serves as expert for several national and international funding agencies, organizations and companies. So far he has authored more than 100 articles in international journals, 2 books, 10 book chapters, 2 patents and presented over 170 invited lectures worldwide. At present he has an h-index of 39 (Google Scholar) and his publications have been cited almost 5000 times.

Selected Publications

Bauleth-Ramos T., Feijão T., Gonçalves A., Shahbazi M.A., Liu Z., Barrias C., Oliveira M.J., Granja P., Santos H.A., Sarmento B.,
Colorectal cancer triple co-culture spheroid model to assess the biocompatibility and anticancer properties of polymeric nanoparticles. Journal of Controlled Release323:398-411, 2020. [Journal: Article] [IF: 7,7 (*)]
DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2020.04.025 SCOPUS: 85084193413. .

Pereira C., Ferreira D., Mendes N., Granja P.L., Almeida G.M., Oliveira C.,
Expression of CD44V6-containing isoforms influences cisplatin response in gastric cancer cells. Cancers12(4):, 2020. [Journal: Article] [IF: 6,1 (*)]
DOI: 10.3390/cancers12040858 SCOPUS: 85083265801. .

Neves S.C., Moroni L., Barrias C.C., Granja P.L.,
Leveling Up Hydrogels: Hybrid Systems in Tissue Engineering. Trends in Biotechnology38(3):292-315, 2020. [Journal: Review] [CI: 2] [IF: 14,3 (*)]
DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2019.09.004 SCOPUS: 85075891574. .

Bauleth-Ramos T., Shih T.Y., Shahbazi M.A., Najibi A.J., Mao A.S., Liu D., Granja P., Santos H.A., Sarmento B., Mooney D.J.,
Acetalated Dextran Nanoparticles Loaded into an Injectable Alginate Cryogel for Combined Chemotherapy and Cancer Vaccination. Advanced Functional Materials29(35):, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 4] [IF: 16,8]
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201903686 SCOPUS: 85068179169. .

Marques C.F., Olhero S.M., Torres P.M.C., Abrantes J.C.C., Fateixa S., Nogueira H.I.S., Ribeiro I.A.C., Bettencourt A., Sousa A., Granja P.L., Ferreira J.M.F.,
Novel sintering-free scaffolds obtained by additive manufacturing for concurrent bone regeneration and drug delivery: Proof of concept. Materials Science and Engineering C94:426-436, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 7] [IF: 5,9]
DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2018.09.050 SCOPUS: 85053772854. .

Costa-Almeida R., Granja P.L., Gomes M.E.,
Gravity, Tissue Engineering, and the Missing Link. Trends in Biotechnology36(4):343-347, 2018. [Journal: Short Survey] [CI: 3] [IF: 13,7]
DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.10.017 SCOPUS: 85034606920. .

Pereira R.F., Sousa A., Barrias C.C., Bártolo P.J., Granja P.L.,
A single-component hydrogel bioink for bioprinting of bioengineered 3D constructs for dermal tissue engineering. Materials Horizons5(6):1100-1111, 2018. [Journal: Article] [CI: 16] [IF: 14,4]
DOI: 10.1039/c8mh00525g SCOPUS: 85055847804. .

Kennedy P.J., Oliveira C., Granja P.L., Sarmento B.,
Monoclonal antibodies: technologies for early discovery and engineering. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology38(3):394-408, 2018. [Journal: Review] [CI: 20] [IF: 7,1]
DOI: 10.1080/07388551.2017.1357002 SCOPUS: 85027194652. .

Pereira R.F., Barrias C.C., Bártolo P.J., Granja P.L.,
Cell-instructive pectin hydrogels crosslinked via thiol-norbornene photo-click chemistry for skin tissue engineering. Acta Biomaterialia66:282-293, 2018. [Journal: Article] [CI: 34] [IF: 6,6]
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.11.016 SCOPUS: 85034850058. .

Lourenço B.N., dos Santos T., Oliveira C., Barrias C.C., Granja P.L.,
Bioengineering a novel 3D in vitro model of gastric mucosa for stomach permeability studies. Acta Biomaterialia82:68-78, 2018. [Journal: Article] [CI: 1] [IF: 6,6]
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.10.007 SCOPUS: 85055110280. .