Nationality Portuguese
Year of selection2011
CountryUnited States
RiskSocio-economic risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

120 000 €


2 years

Nanoparticles interact with our cells

The frequent questions about nanoparticles are: can they be useful for us and are they toxic? Dr. Oscar Silvestre is testing the therapeutic potential of nanoparticles to treat cancer and their influence on cell function, detectable through gene expression, but also the influence of cells on these nanoparticles. Thanks to advanced tumor imaging and biological analysis, this study evaluates the application of nanoparticles in tumor therapy and may help predict eventual long-term health risks of their use.

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