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Rui Pedro Moura
PhD Student

Rui Pedro Moura is a PhD student at i3s in the Nanomedicines and Translational Drug Delivery research Group. He holds a MPharm in 2018 by Instituto Universitário de Ciências da Saúde. He has published three papers in Q1 journals and co-authored another one, authored 1 book chapter and co-authored another one. Furthermore, he has presented his research in multiple congress under Poster format. He also published a small impact newsletter article. In 2019, he won the Prémio Sociedade Farmacêutica Lusitana, from Ordem dos Farmacêuticos. His research interest include nanotechnology and nanotechnology-based approaches for central nervous system diseases, namely neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

Selected Publications

Moura R.P., Pacheco C., Pêgo A.P., des Rieux A., Sarmento B.,
Lipid nanocapsules to enhance drug bioavailability to the central nervous system. Journal of Controlled Release322:390-400, 2020. [Journal: Review] [CI: 3] [IF: 7,7 (*)]
DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2020.03.042 SCOPUS: 85082744990.


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.


Moura R.P., Almeida A., Sarmento B.,
The role of non-endothelial cells on the penetration of nanoparticles through the blood brain barrier. Progress in Neurobiology159:39-49, 2017. [Journal: Review] [CI: 16] [IF: 14,2]
DOI: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2017.09.001 SCOPUS: 85029183421.