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Maria M. M. Santos

Medicinal Organic Chemistry Group, iMed.ULisboa

Departamento de Ciências Farmacêuticas e do Medicamento

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa
Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: +351 217 946 451
Fax: +351 217946470
E-mail: mariasantos@ff.ulisboa.pt


I graduated in Applied Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon in 1999. After a short period at the University Paris-Sud XI (Orsay, France) working in catalysis, I started a PhD in the field of Indolocarbazole synthesis at Ana Lobo’s research group (New University of Lisbon, 2000-2004). In 2004, I was awarded a post-doctoral FCT fellowship to work in the area of asymmetric synthesis at the Amat-Bosch’s research group (University of Barcelona, Spain). In 2006, I shifted my research focus to medicinal chemistry and returned to Portugal for a post doc at the group of Rui Moreira of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon (FFUL). Currently, I'm the leader of the Medicinal Organic Chemistry group in the Research Institute for Medicines and I'm professor of  the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicines Department of FFUL. The ultimate goal of my research group is the development of general synthetic methods and strategies, and their application to the synthesis of bioactive molecules. For detailed information, please take a look at our recent publications and the webpage of my research group!


Other Activities

- Member of the OncoProTools MSCA Doctoral Network

-Managing Committee Member and STSM Coordinator of COST CA18117

- Member of the International Advisory Board of ChemMedChem/Wiley-VCH