Joaquim Miguel Antunes Correia de Oliveira
Senior Researcher, 3BÂ´s Research Group, Dept. of Polymer Engineering
University of Minho, Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, S. ClÃ¡udio de Barco, 4805-017 Barco GuimarÃ£es, Portugal
J. Miguel Oliveira BSc, PhD (Portuguese, M, 38 years old) is a Principal Investigator “Investigador FCT 2012” at the PT Government Associate Laboratory ICVS/3B’s . He is the Director of Pre-Clinical Research at the FIFA MEDICAL CENTER, Estádio do Dragão, Porto, PT since Fev. 2013. Currently, he is a Lecturer in Doctoral Program in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells (TERM&SC) at UMinho, PT (since Dec. 2013). He is also an Invited lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, U. Porto (since Sept. 2013) and Dept. of Polymer Eng., UM, PT (2009-present). Along the years he has focused his work on the field of biomaterials for tissue engineering, nanomedicine, stem cells and cell/drug delivery. More recently, he set-up a new research line within the ICVS/3B’s on 3D in vitro models for cancer research. As result of his proficiency, he has published so far more than 120 scientific contributions in scientific journals with referee, being 3 of those review papers produced under invitation. Miguel Oliveira was approved 11 patents, published 3 books (4 in preparation), 1 special issue in scientific journals, and more than 50 book chapters in books with international circulation. He has participated in more than 140 communications in national/international conferences and has been invited/keynote speaker in more than 40 plenary sessions. He has an h-index of 28, i10 of 51 and received more than 2800 citations. He has been the responsible for developing and licensing a patent on gellan gum-based polysaccharides (Mimsys® G) to Stemmatters, the first product commercialized by this spin-off of 3B’s. He has been awarded several prizes including the prestigious Jean Leray Award 2015 from European Society for Biomaterials for Young Scientists for Outstanding Contributions within the field of Biomaterials. He is very active on the elaboration and scientific coordination of several PT and international funded projects.