Info

Full name

Elisabete Verde Martins Coelho

Contact email

ecoelho@ua.pt

Research group (Principal Investigator)

GlycoFoodChem (Manuel A. Coimbra)

Institution

University of Aveiro

City

Aveiro

Country

Portugal

Career Stage

Junior Group Leader

Early career investigators (ECI), are you an ECI?

No

ORCID number

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2083-9634

Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=qy2RxfIAAAAJ&hl=pt-PT

Webpage

http://www.ua.pt/pt/p/17095259

Are you a MC (management committee) member?

No

Which area do you represent?

Academia

Expertise

Delivery

Please select the working group(s) you would like to collaborate with

Working group 1 Delivery Strategies (understanding delivery plus optimising delivery)

Oligo expertise

Other

Happy to be contacted about hosting a Short Term Scientific Mission at your institution?

Yes

Research Interest (use keywords)

oral delivery system; glycans based delivery systems; chemical and structural analysis; beta-glucans based microcapsules

Disorder of interest

No specific disease

Organ/tissue of interest

Digestive system, Bone

Model system

Cell culture, Mice, Humans

Please describe your main research lines

I have expertise in glycans structural analysis and the structure function relationship. I am involved in the development of a multifunctional delivery system platform suitable for a diverse array of nanotherapies with a precision strategy for targeted receptors. Depending on the structure of the polysaccharides exposed on the surface of the microcapsules, the recognition and signalling by receptors could be slotted.
The bioinspired YeastShuttle are microcapsules from brewers spent yeast preserving the three-dimensional structure and shape of the yeast cell. The structure of the polysaccharides can be tailored with defined structures for interaction with specific receptors and efficient delivery.