Vania Moreira

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  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

 

ORCID: 0000-0001-6169-5035

EDUCATION AND DEGREES AWARDED

**Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA), 2018

**”Title of Docent” (Dosentii) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2015

**Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, University of Coimbra, Portugal & University of Maryland, USA, (highest-scoring grade, “Passed with Distinction and Honours”), 2008

**Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharm.D.), University of Coimbra, Portugal, Grade 17 out of 20 (First-class honours), awarded with the “ Sociedade Farmacêutica Lusitana Award” (best student of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the year in Portugal), 2003

 

RESEARCH AREAS

Drug Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products, Antimicrobial and anti-biofilm agents & materials, Neglected diseases, Cancer, (Neuro)inflammation

 

MAJOR FUNDING SOURCES

The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (TEKES); Huonekalusäätio; University of Helsinki Research Funds; Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation; Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT); FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1 (European Funding); Academy of Finland; Tenovus Scotland

 

CURRENT COMPOSITION OF RESEARCH GROUP

Doctoral students

*Declan Mullen - Next generation bio-based antimicrobial agents, University of Strathclyde, UK

*Ghada Hassan - Sustainable antimicrobial coatings, University of Helsinki, FI

*Tiina Ahonen - New drugs for chronic pain, University of Helsinki, FI

 

FORMER RESEARCH GROUP MEMBERS

Post-doctoral researchers

**Dr. Xing Wan, University of Helsinki, FI

**Dr. Leena Keurulainen, University of Helsinki, FI

Doctoral students

*Dr. Nina Forsman - Sustainable multifunctional coatings for textiles and other cellulosic materials (grad. 2020)

*Dr. Laura E. Kolsi - Synthesis of abietane-type diterpenoids with anticancer activity (grad. 2019)

*Dr. Raisa Haavikko - Synthesis of betulins with new bioactivities (grad. 2015)

*Dr. Nehad El-Salamouni - Design and synthesis of some novel phenolic compounds and their quinone oxidation products of potential biological activities (grad. 2013)

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Award Date: 12 Oct 2018

University of Helsinki, Finland

Award Date: 12 May 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Coimbra

Award Date: 5 Jun 2008

External positions

Management Committee Member (CM1307)

Jan 2016Mar 2018

Adjunct Professor & Principal Investigator, University of Helsinki

Jun 2015 → …

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