Joaquim Miguel Oliveira

University of Minho, Portugal


Joaquim Miguel Oliveira obtained his degree in biochemistry from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, in 2001, specializing in biosensors. After his graduation, he joined INEB-Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica in Porto to pursuit a postgraduation in biomedical engineering (concluded in 2003). In 2009, he concluded his Ph.D. degree in materials science and technology at 3B’s Research Group, Portugal, and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Osaka, Japan, under the supervision of Professor Rui L. Reis and Dr. Hajime Ohgushi, respectively. In 2012, he was appointed for an Assistant Researcher position at the PT Associated Laboratory ICVS/3B’s, University of Minho, Portugal, under the prestigious Portugal-funded FCT Investigator Programme. He has been coordinating several projects (PT and EC funded) involving clinicians, biologists, chemists, and engineers adding up to total of €15 M of which about € 0.14 M as a Principal Investigator and € 0.8 M as a Cocoordinator. His research interests are focused on the development of tissue engineering strategies for muscle, bone, cartilage, osteochondral tissue, peripheral nerve, meniscus, and intervertebral disc (IVD) regeneration. More recently, he sets up a new research line within the PT Government Associate Laboratory ICVS/3B’s on nanoparticles systems for theranostics and cancer research. He has published more than 70 publications, 1 book, and 21 book chapters, with a total of ~1000 citations and an H-index of 15 as in June 2013. He participated in more than 100 oral/panel presentations (more than 20 upon invitation). He was named an inventor of 4 patents and in 2012 the first commercial product spun out from his research activities, and it is currently commercialized by Stemmatters (see He was awarded the 2005 Canon Foundation in Europe Prize, FLAD/NSF project grant (PT/USA) in 2009, and a total of 7 awards for scientific contributions, tutor award, and best oral/poster presentations.

Biography Updated on 3 December 2013

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