School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


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Dr Melina Fernandes Figueiredo

  • Role Title: Research Associate
  • Address: Room 5.07, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, St Michael's Building, University of Portsmouth, White Swan Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2DT
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3578
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  • Department: Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty: Science


I am a Research Associate in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. My current project involves the engineering of nanomedicines for the treatment of glioblastoma. In 2015 I was awarded a PhD degree in Neuroscience by the University of Bristol. During my PhD I developed and applied novel molecular tools to study astrocyte-to- neurone communication in the brain. Prior to my PhD studies I worked as a Research Technician in the School of Physiology-Pharmacology, University of Bristol for three years.


My key research interests include brain tumour, pharmaceutical nanotechnology, peptide engineering, and drug delivery.