creating a
healthier future
Sofia Dias
PhD Student

Sofia Dias graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Instituto Universitário Ciências da Saúde (IUCS), in 2019. During that period, she participated in several research projects and had the opportunity to do a clinical internship at Hospital Universitário Doctor Peset, in Valencia (Spain), under the Erasmus + project. In 2021, she was granted a Research Fellowship that comprised the assessment of the permeability of topical formulations through Franz diffusion cells, allowing her to acquire skills in ex vivo techniques. 

Currently, she is a PhD student in the Doctoral Programme of Biomedical Sciences, at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto (ICBAS-UP), under the supervision of Dr. Bruno Sarmento and Dr. Catarina Leite Pereira. Her project is being carried out in Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, in the Nanomedicines and Translational Drug Delivery group, and it relies on the development of 3D in vitro models of colorectal cancer, to be used as pre-clinical platforms for drug and nanoparticle safety and efficacy screening. 

Some of her current scientific interests include in vitro intestinal models, tissue engineering, targeted drug delivery, and nanomedicine.