SCOPUS ID: 57193757476
RESEARCHER ID: V-6371-2018
PhD student of the Sustainable Chemistry doctoral program, Universidade do Porto.
MSc in Chemistry, 2017, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto.
Thesis: “Novas abordagens na síntese de macrociclos porfírinicos para incorporação em polímeros” (“New approaches on the synthesis of porphyrinic macrocycles, for polymer incorporation”)
Keywords: organic synthesis, microwave-assisted synthesis, metal complexes, tetrapyrrolic macrocycles, optical sensors, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, photodynamic therapy, smart polymers, metal-organic frameworks
I’m a Sustainable Chemistry PhD student and my work is focused on the development of new photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy. Some of the work objectives are: 1) the conjugation of porphyrins and hydroporphyrins with bioactive molecules and enzymatic inhibitors, which could be released in physiological media through a cleavable linker; 2) synthesis of new hydroporphyrins through mild and efficient protocols (e.g., by using microwave irradiation); 3) incorporation of porphyrins and hydroporphyrins in metal-organic frameworks, which would enhance significantly the therapeutic efficiency of PDT.