Ana C.Q. Silva

Ana C.Q. Silva
University of Aveiro | UA · Division of Biochemistry

Master in Biochemistry
PhD student in Biochemistry

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Introduction
Ana C. Q. Silva obtained her BSc degree in Biochemistry from the University of Aveiro, Portugal (2015) and her MSc degree in Biochemistry-Biomolecular Methods (2017). She is currently a PhD student in Biochemistry at CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials 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 focused on the use of cellulose and its derivatives for biomedical applications.

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Natural polymers have emerged as promising candidates for the sustainable development of materials in areas ranging from food packaging and biomedicine to energy storage and electronics. In tandem, there is a growing interest in the design of advanced materials devised from naturally abundant and renewable feedstocks, in alignment with the principl...
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Cellulose, the most abundant natural polymer, is a versatile polysaccharide that is being exploited to manufacture innovative blends, composites, and hybrid materials in the form of membranes, films, coatings, hydrogels, and foams, as well as particles at the micro and nano scales. The application fields of cellulose micro and nanoparticles run the...
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Textiles have witnessed tremendous progress in the last decades, from the simple use as cloths to protective and easy-to-care fabrics with active and smart functions, such as antimicrobial, insect-repellent, water-repellent, odour-control, flame-retardant, among other functions. These functionalities are not intrinsic to textiles and, thus, are mai...
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The utilization of biobased materials for the fabrication of naturally derived ion-exchange membranes is breezing a path to sustainable separators for polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs). In this investigation, bacterial nanocellulose (BNC, a bacterial polysaccharide) and lignosulfonates (LS, a by-product of the sulfite pulping process), were bl...
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Nanostructured patches composed of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC), hyaluronic acid (HA) and diclofenac (DCF) were developed, envisioning the treatment of aphthous stomatitis. Freestanding patches were prepared via diffusion of aqueous solutions of HA and DCF, with different concentrations of DCF, into the wet BNC three-dimensional porous network. Th...
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Cancer is the second leading cause of non-accidental death in the world, accounting for roughly 9.6 million deaths in 2018. In the latter years, research in this domain has grown exponentially, as a way to provide deep insights into this malignancy, but also new tools for early diagnosis and efficient personalized treatment options. Microfluidic la...
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Conductive natural-based separators for application in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) were fabricated by combining a bacterial polysaccharide, i.e. bacterial cellulose (BC), and an algae sulphated polysaccharide, i.e. fucoidan (Fuc). The diffusion of fucoidan aqueous solution containing a natural-based cross-linker, viz. tannic acid, into t...

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