Luís M Estronca / LMBB Estronca
+351 231 249 211
Post-Doc researcher
Group at CNC

Aug 2014/actuality: PostDoc researcher in the Biomaterials and Stem Cell-Based Therapeutics Group at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Coimbra (Portugal)
Jun 2008/Jul 2014: PostDoc researcher in the Infection and Pathogens Group at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Coimbra (Portugal)
2008: PhD in Chemistry, specialization Biological Chemistry at the University of Coimbra (Portugal)
2000: Biochemistry Degree at the University of Algarve, Faro (Portugal)



Area of Research: 

Differentiation of pluripotent stem cells. Use of nanomaterials for biomedical applications. Develop of high-throughput platforms to modulate cell activity.

Research Summary:
Selected Publications: 

Estronca, LMBB, HAL Filipe, MJ Moreno, A Salvador, and WLC Vaz. “Homeostasis of free cholesterol in the Blood - A Preliminary Evaluation and Modeling of its Passive Transport”. J. Lipid Res. (2014) 55 (6):1033-1043. I.F. 4.73

Estronca, LMBB, JCP Silva, J Sampaio, A Shevchenko, P Verkade, ADN Vaz, WLC Vaz and OV Vieira. Molecular etiology of atherogenesis – In vitro induction of lipidosis in macrophages with a new LDL model. PLoS ONE (2012) 7(4): e34822. I.F. 3.53

Estronca, LMBB, MJ Moreno, and WLC Vaz. “Kinetics and Thermodynamics of the Association of Dehydroergosterol with Lipid Bilayer Membranes” Biophys. J. (2007) 93:4244-4253. I.F. 3.83

Estronca, LMBB, MJ Moreno, JAN Laranjinha, LM Almeida, and WLC Vaz.“Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Lipid Amphiphile Exchange between Lipoproteins and Albumin in Serum”. Biophys. J.(2005) 88: 557-565. I.F. 3.83

Other information: 
Financiado por Fundos FEDER através do Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade – COMPETE 2020 e por Fundos Nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia no âmbito do projecto Estratégico com referência atribuida pelo COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007440

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