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Nanoparticle- encapsulated retinoic acid for the modulation of bone marrow hematopoietic stem cell niche

Quartin, Emanuel; Gonzalez-Anton, Sara; Mosteo, Laura; Rosa, Susana; Francisco, Vitor; Duarte, Delfim; Lo Celso, Cristina ; Neves, Ricardo; Ferreira, Lino, Small. 2022. under revision Small

Multi-parametric surface plasmon resonance-based intake quantification of label-free light-activated nanoparticles by therapeutic limbal stem cells for corneal blindness

Kauppila, Maija; Stahlberg, Roosa; Francisco, Vitor; Ferreira, Lino; Skottman, Heli, Nano Select. 2022. under revision Nano Select

Versatile polymeric nanoparticle formulations for targeted delivery of mRNA for gene editing

Rodrigues, Artur Filipe; Catarina Rebelo; Cristiana Paulo; Francisco, Vitor; Lino da Silva Ferreira, Nano Letters. 2022. under revision Nano Letters

High-throughput screening of nanoparticles in drug delivery

Tomé, Inês; Francisco, Vitor; Fernandes, Hugo; Ferreira, Lino, APL Bioengineering. 3. 5. 2021. . 10.1063/5.0057204 . APL Bioengineering

Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived vascular networks to screen nano–bio interactions

Estronca, Luís; Francisco, Vitor; Pitrez, Patrícia; Honório, Inês; Carvalho, Lara; Vazão, Helena; Blersch, Josephine; et al, Nanoscale Horizons. 2021. . 10.1039/d0nh00550a . Nanoscale Horizons

A high-throughput screening platform to identify nanocarriers for efficient delivery of RNA-based therapies

Francisco, Vitor; Rebelo, Catarina; Rodrigues, Artur Filipe; Blersch, Josephine; Fernandes, Hugo; Ferreira, Lino, Methods. 2020. . 10.1016/j.ymeth.2020.12.002 . Methods

A light-triggerable formulation to control the stability of pro-angiogenic transcription factor hypoxia inducible factor-1a (HIF-1a)

Blersch, Josephine; Francisco, Vitor; Rebelo, Catarina; Jiménez-Balsa, Adrian; Antunes, Helena; Pinto, Sandra; Simões, Susana; Rai, Akhilesh; Ferreira, Lino, Nanoscale. 9935 - 9942. 18. 12. 2020. . 10.1039/c9nr10503d . Nanoscale

A near infrared light-triggerable modular formulation for the delivery of small biomolecules

Francisco, Vitor; Lino, Miguel; Ferreira, Lino, Journal of Nanobiotechnology. 1. 17. 2019. . 10.1186/s12951-019-0530-y . Journal of Nanobiotechnology

A light-triggerable nanoparticle library for the controlled release of non-coding RNAs

Blersch, Josephine; Francisco, Vitor; Rebelo, Catarina; Jiménez-Balsa, Adrian; Antunes, Helena; Gonzato, Carlo; Pinto, Sandra; et al, Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2019. . 10.1002/anie.201911398 . Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Counterion effect on sulfonatocalix[n]arene recognition

Garcia-Rio, Luis; Basílio, Nuno; Francisco, Vitor, Pure and Applied Chemistry. 0. 0. 2019. . 10.1515/pac-2019-0305 . Pure and Applied Chemistry

Nanoparticles Conjugated with Photocleavable Linkers for the Intracellular Delivery of Biomolecules

Jiménez-Balsa, Adrián; Pinto, Sandra; Quartin, Emanuel; Lino, Miguel M.; Francisco, Vitor; Ferreira, Lino, Bioconjugate Chemistry. 1485 - 1489. 5. 29. 2018. . 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00820 . Bioconjugate Chemistry

A journey from calix[4]arene to calix[6] and calix[8]arene reveals more than a matter of size. Receptor concentration affects the stability and stoichiometric nature of the complexes

Lavande, Nitin; Acuña, Angel; Basílio, Nuno; Francisco, Vitor; Malkhede, Dipalee D.; Garcia-Rio, Luis, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 13640 - 13649. 21. 19. 2017. . 10.1039/c7cp01889d . Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Investigation of the binding modes of a positively charged pillar[5]arene: internal and external guest complexation

Gómez-González, Borja; Francisco, Vitor; Montecinos, Rodrigo; García-Río, Luis, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. 911 - 919. 4. 15. 2017. . 10.1039/c6ob02573k . Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

Supramolecular self-assembly between an amino acid-based surfactant and a sulfonatocalixarene driven by electrostatic interactions

Costa, Catarina; Francisco, Vitor; Silva, Sandra G.; do Vale, M. Luísa C.; García-Río, Luis; Marques, Eduardo F., Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 71 - 78. 480. 2015. . 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.03.054 . Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

Host-Guest Chemistry of a Water-Soluble Pillar[5]arene: Evidence for an Ionic-Exchange Recognition Process and Different Complexation Modes

Gómez, Borja; Francisco, Vitor; Fernández-Nieto, Fernando; Garcia-Rio, Luis; Martín-Pastor, M.; Paleo, M. Rita; Sardina, F. Javier, Chemistry - A European Journal. 12123 - 12132. 38. 20. 2014. . 10.1002/chem.201403194 . Chemistry - A European Journal

Interaction of Bolaform Surfactants with p-Sulfonatocalix[4]Arene: The Role of Two Positive Charges in the Binding

Francisco, Vitor; Garcia-Rio, Luis, Langmuir. 6748 - 6755. 23. 30. 2014. 10.1021/la501337c . published Langmuir

Ionic Exchange in p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene-Mediated Formation of Metal–Ligand Complexes

Francisco, Vitor; Basílio, Nuno; García-Río, Luis, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 4710 - 4716. 17. 118. 2014. 10.1021/jp502097q . published The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

The "True" Affinities of Metal Cations to p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene: A Thermodynamic Study at Neutral pH Reveals a Pitfall Due to Salt Effects in Microcalorimetry

Francisco, Vitor; Piñeiro, Angel; Nau, Werner M.; García-Río, Luis, Chemistry - A European Journal. 17809 - 17820. 52. 19. 2013. 10.1002/chem.201302365 . published Chemistry - A European Journal

Aggregation of p-Sulfonatocalixarene-Based Amphiphiles and Supra-Amphiphiles

Basilio, Nuno; Francisco, Vitor; Garcia-Rio, Luis, International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 3140 - 3157. 2. 14. 2013. 10.3390/ijms14023140 . published International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Self-Aggregation Properties of Ionic Liquid 1,3-Didecyl-2-methylimidazolium Chloride in Aqueous Solution: From Spheres to Cylinders to Bilayers

Figueira-González, María; Francisco, Vitor; García-Río, Luis; Marques, Eduardo F.; Parajó, Mercedes; Rodríguez-Dafonte, Pedro, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 2926 - 2937. 10. 117. 2013. 10.1021/jp3117962 . published The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Using Calixarenes To Model Polyelectrolyte Surfactant Nucleation Sites

Basilio, Nuno; Gómez, Borja; Garcia-Rio, Luis; Francisco, Vitor, Chemistry - A European Journal. 4570 - 4576. 14. 19. 2013. 10.1002/chem.201203377 . published Chemistry - A European Journal

Independent Pathway Formation of Guest–Host in Host Ternary Complexes Made of Ammonium Salt, Calixarene, and Cyclodextrin

Basílio, Nuno; Francisco, Vitor; García-Río, Luis, The Journal of Organic Chemistry. 10764 - 10772. 23. 77. 2012. 10.1021/jo302074x . published The Journal of Organic Chemistry

Counterion Exchange as a Decisive Factor in the Formation of Host:Guest Complexes by p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene

Francisco, Vitor; Basilio, Nuno; García-Río, Luis, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 5308 - 5315. 17. 116. 2012. 10.1021/jp301290u . published The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Novel catanionic vesicles from calixarene and single-chain surfactant

Francisco, Vitor; Basilio, Nuno; Garcia-Rio, Luis; Leis, Jose R.; Maques, Eduardo F.; Vázquez-Vázquez, Carlos, Chemical Communications. 6551 - 6551. 35. 46. 2010. 10.1039/c0cc01806f . published Chemical Communications

Kinetic study of an autocatalytic reaction: nitrosation of formamidine disulfide

Francisco, Vitor; Garcia-Rio, Luis; António Moreira, José; Stedman, Geoffrey, New Journal of Chemistry. 2292 - 2292. 12. 32. 2008. 10.1039/b810761k . published New Journal of Chemistry

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2022/01/01 -

Enhancing epithelial permeability: a nanotechnology-based solution for epi-on corneal cross-linking



Universidade de Coimbra; Centro de Inovação em Biomedicina e Biotecnologia (CIBB)

Funders: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2022/01/01 -

A gene editing nanoparticle formulation for retinal degeneration diseases


Principal investigator

Funders: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2018/07/01 -

LIghtBRARY: A light-activatable nanoparticle library for the delivery of RNA-based therapies


Principal investigator

Centro de Inovação em Biomedicina e Biotecnologia (CIBB)

Funders: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2017/01/01 - 2021/06/30

Tackling Cancer Stem Cells: a challenge and an opportunity to advance in anti-cancer therapy



Universidade do Porto Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular; Universidade do Porto; Centro de Inovação em Biomedicina e Biotecnologia (CIBB)

Funders: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2015/07/01 - 2020/06

Enhancing Research in Ageing at the University of Coimbra



Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Medicina

Funders: European Commission

2014 - 2017

Triggerable nanomaterials to modulate cell activity - NanoTrigger


Post-doc Fellow

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

Funders: European Research Council

2014/03/15 - 2016/03/14

Personalized 3D vascular constructs for toxicity assessment - VASCTOX

PTDC/SAU- TOX/121887/2010

Post-doc Fellow

Biocant Associação de Transferência de Tecnologia; Centro de Inovação em Biomedicina e Biotecnologia (CIBB)

Funders: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2012/01/01 - 2014/12/31

Reactivity in colloidal systems derived from supramolecular aggregates


PhD Student Fellow

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Funders: Gobierno de España Agencia Estatal de Investigación

2010/08/10 - 2013/09/30

Self-assembly of supramolecular aggregates


PhD Student Fellow

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Funders: Xunta de Galicia

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