Ana Cristina Quintans da Silva

PhD Student

Short CV

Ana C. Q. Silva obtained her BSc degree in Biochemistry from University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2015, and her MSc degree in Biochemistry - Biomolecular Methods from the same institution in 2017.

Ana C. Q. Silva is currently a PhD student at CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal in Biochemistry. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Carmen S. R. Freire and co-supervision of Professor Armando J. D. Silvestre and Dr. Carla Vilela. Her research activities are mainly focused on the use of cellulose and its derivatives for biomedical applications. 

Research group

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Dissolvable Carboxymethylcellulose Microneedles for Noninvasive and Rapid Administration of Diclofenac Sodium

Macromolecular Bioscience

Natural Polymers-Based Materials: A Contribution to a Greener Future

Silva, ACQ; Silvestre, AJD; Vilela, C; Freire, CSR
2022, MOLECULES, 27, 1.

Cellulose and protein nanofibrils: Singular biobased nanostructures for the design of sustainable advanced materials

Ana C. Q. Silva , Armando J. D. Silvestre, Carla Vilela and Carmen S.R. Freire
2022, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology .

Spherical Cellulose Micro and Nanoparticles: A Review of Recent Developments and Applications

Carvalho, JPF; Silva, ACQ; Silvestre, AJD; Freire, CSR; Vilela, C
2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, 10.
ISBN: 2079-4991

Recent trends on the development of systems for cancer diagnosis and treatment by microfluidic technology

Silva, ACQ; Vilela, C; Santos, HA; Silvestre, AJD; Freire, CSR

Conductive polysaccharides-based proton-exchange membranes for fuel cell applications: The case of bacterial cellulose and fucoidan

Vilela, C; Silva, ACQ; Domingues, EM; Goncalves, G; Martins, MA; Figueiredo, FML; Santos, SAO; Freire, CSR
ISBN: 1879-1344

Nanocellulose-Based Patches Loaded with Hyaluronic Acid and Diclofenac towards Aphthous Stomatitis Treatment

Carvalho, JPF; Silva, ACQ; Bastos, V; Oliveira, H; Pinto, RJB; Silvestre, AJD; Vilela, C; Freire, CSR
2020, NANOMATERIALS, 10, 4.
ISBN: 2079-4991

Flexible Nanocellulose/Lignosulfonates Ion-Conducting Separators for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

Vilela, C; Morais, JD; Silva, ACQ; Munoz-Gil, D; Figueiredo, FML; Silvestre, AJD; Freire, CSR
2020, NANOMATERIALS, 10, 9.
ISBN: 2079-4991

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