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 Univ. Porto (UP) in 1993 and obtained his PhD in Engineering Sciences from UP in 2001, as a result of studies carried out at Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica (INEB, UP) and INSERM U.443(Univ. Bordeaux, France). He carried out post-doctoral studies at INEB, was visiting scientist at the Univ. Michigan (USA, 2004) and Invited Professor at the Univ. Paris 13 (France, 2009). He is presentlyLeader of the Biofabrication Group at Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde(i3S, UP).
His research interests lie at the intersection between materials science, biology and medicine, namely on the development of biomaterials for biofabrication, using principles and tools from tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.His research work has been focused on the molecular design of biofunctional hydrogels as 3D biomimics of the extracellular matrix. Currently, he has been exploring the biofabrication of tissue constructs from cell-ladden hydrogels. 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 was recentlydistinguished as Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FSBE, 2020). Moreover, he serves as expert for several national and international funding agencies, organizations and companies. So far, he has authored more than 110 articles in international indexed journals, 11 book chapters, 2 patents and presented 170 invited lectures worldwide. At present, he has an h-index of 44 and his publications have been cited over 6000 times (Google Scholar).
DOI: 10.3390/cancers12040858 SCOPUS: 85083265801.
Neves S.C., Moroni L., Barrias C.C., Granja P.L.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2019.09.004 SCOPUS: 85075891574.
Costa-Almeida R., Granja P.L., Gomes M.E.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.10.017 SCOPUS: 85034606920.
Pereira R.F., Sousa A., Barrias C.C., Bártolo P.J., Granja P.L.,
DOI: 10.1039/c8mh00525g SCOPUS: 85055847804.
Kennedy P.J., Oliveira C., Granja P.L., Sarmento B.,
DOI: 10.1080/07388551.2017.1357002 SCOPUS: 85027194652.
Pereira R.F., Barrias C.C., Bártolo P.J., Granja P.L.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.11.016 SCOPUS: 85034850058.
Lourenço B.N., dos Santos T., Oliveira C., Barrias C.C., Granja P.L.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.10.007 SCOPUS: 85055110280.
Bauleth-Ramos T., Feijão T., Gonçalves A., Shahbazi M.A., Liu Z., Barrias C., Oliveira M.J., Granja P., Santos H.A., Sarmento B.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2020.04.025 SCOPUS: 85084193413.
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.,
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201903686 SCOPUS: 85068179169.