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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:

Partner European Commission KA220-HED-6A4A58CE Inclusive social education fit for healthy life-style: preventing obesity in young adults. University of Mariboru Elísio Costa
Partner FCT PRIMA/0012/2022 Goat farming systems characterization and novel strategies to sustain production in the changing climate scenario in the Mediterranean regions. Institut de l’élevage David Pereira
Principal Contractor Maratona da Saúde - A game-changer in Antimicrobial resistance threat:characterization of a promising antibiotic candidate from a soil isolate. - Luísa Peixe
Participant FCT PTDC/08978/2022 SALIVA + - Novel tools for exposure assessment of food contaminants by saliva multiple biomarker monitoring. Isabel Ferreira / REQUIMTE Susana Casal
Participant FCT 2022.08738.PTDC DRopH2O - Drinking water quality: early warning and removal of microcontaminants by innovative carbon-based materials. FEUP Elisabeth Tiritan
Participant FCT 2022.02842.PTDC STAR - STereoselective environmental processes in Antibiotics: role for Resistance. FEUP Elisabeth Tiritan
Participant FCT PTDC/07247/2022 OLIVE4Future - Centenarian olive trees as a source of resilience in the face of climate change. Instituto Politécnico de Bragança Susana Casal
Partner European Institute of Innovation & Technology 230197 Deep INVENTHEI - INnoVation and ENTrepreneurship in HEIs. FEUP Elísio Costa
Partner Comissão Europeia 45165 RIS HUB 2023-2025. - Elísio Costa
Partner European Commission 101095720 Smart health innovation & future technologies HUB. STEINBEIS 2I GMBH Elísio Costa
Partner European Commission 2021-1-ES01-KA220-ADU-000028226 Green Digital Diversity. CEPA SON CANALS Elísio Costa
Partner European Commission 2021-1-HU01-KA220-HED-000032251 VIBE - Virtual Biomedical and STEM Education . University of Pecs Elísio Costa
Partner European Commission 2021-1-IT02-KA220-SCH-000032570 INES - Innovative teaching and learning paths for the prevention of new drugs abuse Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna Fernando Remião
Participant FCT PTDC/CTA-AMB/0853/2021 NIAF - Sustainable antifouling agents: from grape wastes to the sea with the green chemistry leading the way Marta Carvalho Guerra
Carlos Afonso
Participant FCT PTDC/SAU-NUT/2165/2021 COBY4HEALTH - Can coffee by-products decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome? A comprehensive approach to reduce waste and valorize health benefits REQUIMTE Maria Beatriz Oliveira
Participant FCT PTDC/GES-URB/2038/2021 CAOP - Climate adaptation for older people living in vulnerable urban areas. Designing a climate-responsive and community-based methodology. Faculdade de Engenharia da U.Porto Elísio Costa
Co-beneficiary European Institute of Innovation & Technology 495 INVENTHEI - INnoVation and ENTrepreneurship in HEIs Faculdade de Engenharia da U.Porto Elísio Costa
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/SAU-NUT/6061/2020 Explore the impact of DIETary-eXPOSOME on chronic inflammation assessed through in vitro assays and mathematical modelling Isabel Ferreira -
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
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The Competence Centre for Active and Healthy Ageing of the University of Porto - Porto4Ageing - is a multidisciplinary working group in the areas of ageing, digital health, entrepreneurship and innovation, which promotes networking activities (construction and management of national and international collaborative work networks), research and innovation (design and implementation of national and European research and innovation projects), training and empowerment of the population (e.g. students, professionals, caregivers, patients), and validation and scaling of innovative solutions.



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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