Prof. Bruno Sarmento is Principal Investigator, member of the Board of Directors and Group Leader of the Nanomedicines and Translational Drug Delivery group at the Institute for Investigation and Innovation in Health (i3S), University of Porto, Portugal and Professor at Instituto Universitário de Ciências da Saúde (IUCS).
He graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Porto (PT) in 2002 and completed a PhD in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology at UP in 2007, in collaboration with Queen’s University (CA), University of Copenhagen (DK) and University of Santiago de Compostela (ES). From 2007 to 2012 he held a Post-Doc position at UP, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen. In 2008 he was appointed Assistant Professor at IUCS. He is Visiting Professor of the Post-Graduate School, UniOeste (BR) and Visiting Research Professor at Queen’s University, Belfast (UK).
So far, he has supervised/co-supervised 14 Post-Docs (11 completed), 40 PhD students (28 completed) and 36 MSc students (35 completed), and 13 researcher assistants. He attracted direct competitive funding worth more than 10 M€, at national and international levels.
His current research is focused on the development of functionalized nanomedicines and materials and their application in the pharmaceutical and biomedical fields. In particular, he is interested in the establishment of nanoformulations of advanced functional biomaterials and understand their interaction with cells and biological surfaces, with interest in cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases. He has also specialized in mucosal tissue engineering models to validate functionalized nanomedicines and to perform in vitro/in vivo correlation.
He published more than 370 papers in international journals (H index 53), 54 book chapters and edited 5 books in the field of nanomedicine, biomaterials and biological barriers.
Bruno Sarmento was the Chair of the Nanomedicines and Nanoscale Drug Delivery Focus Group of the Controlled Release Society and is member of the Board of the Spanish-Portugal Local Chapter of the Controlled Release Society. He is editor of European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Controlled Release, Pharmaceutics and Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery.