(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Maria Enea


Research group
Nanoplatforms for Life

"BI" or other fellowships

Researcher IDT-4666-2017
Ciência IDD316-F276-24A5
M. Enea obtained a pre-Bologna (5 years) degree (300 ECTS recognized in Portugal) with final classification of 18 values (0-20 scale) in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa" Iasi, Romania.
She has a PhD in Sustainable Chemistry with the thesis: ‘Synthesis, characterization and safety evaluation of gold nanoparticles for biomedical applications’, with a scholarship financed by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology PDQS PD/BD/109634/2015 in Toxicology Laboratory, FFUP.
Presently, she is a PhD researcher in the field of Nanobiotechnology with a special focus on `Gold nanoparticle-based molecular detection of metabolic diseases`, work developed in "Nanoplatforms for life" group (LAQVC-REQUIMTE- FCUP).

Representative Publications

Ethanol addictively enhances the in vitro cardiotoxicity of cocaine through oxidative damage, energetic deregulation, and apoptosis
Toxicological Evaluation of Luminescent Silica Nanoparticles as New Drug Nanocarriers in Different Cancer Cell Lines
A multiparametric study of gold nanoparticles cytotoxicity, internalization and permeability using an in vitro model of blood-brain barrier. Influence of size, shape and capping agent
3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine Hepatotoxicity under the Heat Stress Condition: Novel Insights from in Vitro Metabolomic Studies
Hepatic Metabolic Derangements Triggered by Hyperthermia: An In Vitro Metabolomic Study
A Metabolomic Approach for the In Vivo Study of Gold Nanospheres and Nanostars after a Single-Dose Intravenous Administration to Wistar Rats
A new strategy for exploring the role of hyperthermia in MDMA-induced toxicity in primary mouse hepatic cells using GC-MS-based metabolomics