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Edna Soares, PhD, is an Invited Assistant at FMD-UCP, and an Integrated Researcher at CIIS-Viseu.

Edna Soares concluded a degree in Biotechnology at the Coimbra College of Agriculture (2010), a master’s degree in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (FCTUC, 2012) and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, branch of Pharmaceutical Technology, at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra (FFUC, 2018).

Her research interests are in the field of Health Sciences and Biomedicine, particularly on Neurosciences and Pharmaceutical Technology. She developed research activities on preclinical characterization of memory deficits associated with prediabetes and dedicated to the development of particulate adjuvants for both prophylactic and therapeutic vaccine formulations and the implementation of safe-by-design concept methodologies to fulfil the lack of appropriate guidelines for polymeric nanobiomaterials. Additionally, she was a contracted researcher at FMUC, in a project dedicated to peripheric biomarkers of neuropsychiatric diseases, namely the extracellular vesicle content as putative depression biomarkers. She published several papers in international journals and presented her work in national and international conferences (h-index 13).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology, branch of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Coimbra

1 Apr 201411 Sep 2018

Award Date: 11 Sep 2018

Master, Master in Biochemistry, University of Coimbra