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Cláudia Martins
PhD Student

Cláudia Martins is a 26-years old PhD student at i3S-University of Porto (PT), under a partnership with the School of Pharmacy of University of Nottingham (UK). She is a Master in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Porto (PT) since 2017. Some of her current areas of interest include biomaterials, targeted nanomedicine, brain delivery, microfluidics and tissue engineering. Cláudia Martins has developed an extensive work in these areas since 2015, which resulted in her involvement in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie FutForm Project and a grant scheme funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). She has so far published >10 articles in international peer reviewed journals and 2 book chapters, authored >20 communications in international conferences and was awarded 6 distinctions. During her ongoing PhD, Cláudia Martins has recently been a Visiting Researcher in both academia (Queen's University Belfast & University of Nottingham, UK) and industrial (MyBiotech GmbH, DE) institutions. She is also enrolled in several Scientific Societies (e.g. CRS, RSC, AACR, EACR) and Technical Committee activities (CRS YSC, SPLC-CRS YSC), is part of the Advisory Committee of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Sciences of University of Porto and co-coordinates the Pint of Science initiative in Portugal.

Selected Publications

Martins C., Sousa F., Araújo F., Sarmento B.,
Functionalizing PLGA and PLGA Derivatives for Drug Delivery and Tissue Regeneration Applications. Advanced Healthcare Materials7(1):, 2018. [Journal: Review] [CI: 71] [IF: 6,3]
DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201701035 SCOPUS: 85035072701.


Martins C., Araújo F., Gomes M.J., Fernandes C., Nunes R., Li W., Santos H.A., Borges F., Sarmento B.,
Using microfluidic platforms to develop CNS-targeted polymeric nanoparticles for HIV therapy. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics138:111-124, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 28] [IF: 4,6]
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2018.01.014 SCOPUS: 85041597622.


Moura R.P., Martins C., Pinto S., Sousa F., Sarmento B.,
Blood-brain barrier receptors and transporters: an insight on their function and how to exploit them through nanotechnology. Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery16(3):271-285, 2019. [Journal: Review] [CI: 20] [IF: 4,8]
DOI: 10.1080/17425247.2019.1583205 SCOPUS: 85063003421.


Benfeito S., Oliveira C., Fernandes C., Cagide F., Teixeira J., Amorim R., Garrido J., Martins C., Sarmento B., Silva R., Remião F., Uriarte E., Oliveira P.J., Borges F.,
Fine-tuning the neuroprotective and blood-brain barrier permeability profile of multi-target agents designed to prevent progressive mitochondrial dysfunction. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry167:525-545, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 8] [IF: 5,6]
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2019.01.055 SCOPUS: 85061639088.


Chen C., Tang J., Gu Y., Liu L., Liu X., Deng L., Martins C., Sarmento B., Cui W., Chen L.,
Bioinspired Hydrogel Electrospun Fibers for Spinal Cord Regeneration. Advanced Functional Materials29(4):, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 40] [IF: 16,8]
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201806899 SCOPUS: 85057722014.


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: 15] [IF: 15,5]
DOI: 10.1016/j.addr.2017.09.020 SCOPUS: 85044646570.


Sousa F., Moura R.P., Moreira E., Martins C., Sarmento B.,
Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies Delivery for the Glioblastoma Treatment. Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology112:61-80, 2018. [Book Series: Chapter] [CI: 9] [IF: 3,8]
DOI: 10.1016/bs.apcsb.2018.03.001 SCOPUS: 85045725388.


Fernandes C., Pinto M., Martins C., Gomes M.J., Sarmento B., Oliveira P.J., Remião F., Borges F.,
Development of a PEGylated-Based Platform for Efficient Delivery of Dietary Antioxidants Across the Blood-Brain Barrier. Bioconjugate Chemistry29(5):1677-1689, 2018. [Journal: Article] [CI: 14] [IF: 4,3]
DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.8b00151 SCOPUS: 85047195982.


Fernandes C., Martins C., Fonseca A., Nunes R., Matos M.J., Silva R., Garrido J., Sarmento B., Remião F., Otero-Espinar F.J., Uriarte E., Borges F.,
PEGylated PLGA Nanoparticles As a Smart Carrier to Increase the Cellular Uptake of a Coumarin-Based Monoamine Oxidase B Inhibitor. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces10(46):39557-39569, 2018. [Journal: Article] [CI: 16] [IF: 8,5]
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b17224 SCOPUS: 85056493201.