Ana Ferreira

PhD Student


  • Ongoing: PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2013: Master Program on Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2011: Licenciatura em Bioquímica, Universidade do Minho

  • Ongoing: Monitoring Human Neutrophil Elastase (HNE) in chronic wounds
  • 2012 - 2013: Incorporation of elastase inhibitor in silk fibroin nanoparticles for transdermal delivery

Selected Publications

Detection of human neutrophil elastase (HNE) on wound dressings as marker of inflammation
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 101(4), 1443-1454, 2017
Orange IV stabilizes silk fibroin microemulsions
  • Engineering in Life Sciences, 15(4), 400-409, 2015
On the routines of wild-type silk fibroin processing toward silk-inspired materials: a review
  • Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 300(12), 1199-1216, 2015
Silk Fibroin Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery purposes: Stabilization, Incorporation and Release Design
  • IPFB2014 - 8th International Conference on Polymer and Fiber Biotechnology. Braga, Portugal, May 25-27, 2014
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