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Research, Development and Innovation

Scientific research is particular relevant at the Faculty of Pharmacy, contributing to the constant scientific and pedagogical updating.

In addition to the teaching component, teachers devotes a large part of their time in developing research projects, both nationally and internationally, many of which in partnership with other public and private institutions.

Likewise, 97% of career professors are associated with 5 research units, classified by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portuguese public agency that supports science, technology and innovation, in all scientific domains, under responsibility of the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education) as Excellent (2018). Are they:
In addition to the research work developed and produced by the professors, FFUP count with the presence of 91 external researchers, who greatly contribute to the excellent research produced at the institution.


FFUP occupies a top place in the ranking of the U.Porto with regard to the publication of articles indexed in prestigious international scientific journals.

From the point of view of scientific production, FFUP has occupied the first places in the U.Porto ranking in number of publications per teacher indexed in the "Web of Science".



R&D+i projects underway at FFUP, funded by national and international entities:

Co-beneficiary European Commission 210809 SAFE – Superbug Awareness For Education Fundación privada Instituto de Salud Global Barcelona Luísa Peixe
Co-beneficiary European Institute of Innovation & Technology 495 INVENTHEI - INnoVation and ENTrepreneurship in HEIs Faculdade de Engenharia da U.Porto Elísio Costa
Copromotor ANI NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-047239 Valuation of by-products of cork industry for the development of cosmetic products Dimas & Silva Isabel Almeida
Participant FCT PTDC/QUI-QFI/2870/2020 Marine Chemiluminescence as a Broad-Spectrum Anticancer Therapy with Enhanced Tumor-Selectivity and Activity Faculdade de Ciências da U.Porto David Pereira
Participant FCT PTDC/CTM-TEX/1213/2020 Antimicrobial and halocromic fiber-based wound dressings using novel pyrimidine-derived molecules Universidade do Minho Maria Eugénia Pinto
Participant FCT PTDC/CTA-AMB/6686/2020 Enantioselective ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation of psychoactive substances CESPU Maria Elizabeth Tiritan
Principal Contractor FCT PTDC/QUI-QFI/2870/2020 Explore the impact of DIETary-eXPOSOME on chronic inflammation assessed through in vitro assays and mathematical modelling Isabel Ferreira -
Partner European Commission KA203-8CA4218F Open access Educational Materials On Naturally Occurring Molecules - sources, biological activity and use Univerzita Karlova Fernando Remião
Co-beneficiary European Commission 101016216 Unravelling Data for Rapid Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 Prins Leopold Instituut Voor Tropische Geneeskunde David Pereira
Co-beneficiary CCDR-N NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000041 AgriFood XXI - Development and consolidation of research in the agrifood sector in Northern Portugal Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Doutro Maria Beatriz Oliveira
Co-beneficiary CCDR-N NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000039 HEALTH-UNORTE: Setting-up biobanks and regenerative medicine strategies to boost research in cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological, oncological, immunological and infectious diseases Universidade do Minho Maria de La Salette Rodrigues
Copromotor ANI POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046080 cLabel+: Innovative natural, nutritious and consumer-oriented clean label foods Sumol+Compal Susana Vicente
Copromotor ANI POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046112 BIOma - Integrated BIOeconomy Solutions for the Mobilization of the Agro-food Campotec Maria Beatriz Oliveira
Participant FCT COA/BRB/0035/2019 Centenarian olive trees of Côa Valley region: rediscovering the past to valorise the future Instituto Politécnico de Bragança Susana Vicente
Copromotor FCT PRIMA/0007/2018 Milk Quality along the Dairy Chain for a Safe and Sustainable MILK Institut De L'Elevage David Pereira
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029243 Development of new inhibitors of invasive osteosarcoma based on fisetin derivatives REQUIMTE Félix Carvalho
Participant FCT PTDC/MED-QUI/29800/2017 Sensitization of urologic tumors therapy driven by nanotechnology IPO Porto Alberto Araújo
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031322 Dialysis membranes by design: targeting neutrophil elastase to reduce inflammation/oxidative stress in end-stage renal disease Maria Conceição Silva
Elsa Rocha
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031444 Circumventing surgical removal of biofilms infected implants: a nano-based, selective and targeted approach REQUIMTE Maria de La Salette Rodrigues
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030834 3Ds - TransDermal Drug Delivery REQUIMTE Maria de La Salette Rodrigues
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030624 Nanomedicine as a multifunctional platform for the treatment of drug-sensitive and multidrug resistant tuberculosis REQUIMTE Maria de La Salette Rodrigues
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030163 Tailored NanoGumbos: The green key to wound infections chemsensing Maria Lúcia Saraiva
Maria Beatriz Junqueiro
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028931 Inflammation and oxidative stress mediators as predictors of oocyte quality and pregnancy outcomes in assisted reproduction: from biochemistry to clinic Maria Irene Rebelo
Georgina Silva
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029584 Assessment of the modulatory effects of Synthetic CANNabinoids on NEUROnal development REQUIMTE Félix Carvalho
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030322 Diet impac on the prevention of chronic diseases: a foodomics approach Isabel Ferreira
Susana Vicente
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031756 Screening of antibiotic contamination by mobile devices Marcela Segundo
Maria de La Salette Rodrigues
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029253 2-Styrylchromones in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: a promising therapeutic alternative? REQUIMTE Félix Carvalho
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029248 Use of flavonoids in the prophylaxis of intestinal pro-inflammatory effects of silver nanoparticles REQUIMTE Félix Carvalho
Participant FCT POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029241 Interdisciplinary in silico, organic synthesis, in vitro, and in vivo studies towards new antidiabetic flavonoid scaffolds Eduarda Fernandes
Félix Carvalho
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Colab4Food is a new entity within the Innovation, Research and Development (I&R&D) food sector aiming at increasing its competitiveness through a collaborative strategy between the academic and business entities.

Colab4Food will be a catalyst within the food sector by establishing the bridge between industry needs and academic/scientific know-how. It will contribute to the development of more sustainable food processes, innovative food solutions and circular economy concepts. Moreover, it will also provide R&D consultancy and services. This is supported by a highly qualified team of experts with a large experience in several areas, ranging from food science and technology to microbiology, through biotechnology and engineering.


Information on existing funding opportunities of potential interest to the U.Porto community, at the regional, national and european level, conveying diverse useful information around current strategies and financing lines can be found on uporto2020.up.pt.

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