(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Eduarda das Graças Rodrigues Fernandes


Research group
Natural Products – Chemistry and Bioactivity

Academic Staff

Researcher IDD-4943-2013
Ciência IDEF18-DEF3-9E2F
Eduarda Fernandes, PharmD (1991), PhD (1996), is Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Porto (FFUP), and researcher of the LAQV-REQUIMTE. In 2002, she created a research unit within LAQV-REQUIMTE focused on the development and application of methodologies for thein vitro study of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic properties of natural and synthetic compounds, in non-cellular and cellular models, Free Radicals and Antioxidants Unit - FRAU, which she has been coordinating to the present. Eduarda Fernandes has a vast supervision experience and holds 200+ publications, with 10.300+ citations and a h-index of 50 (Scopus).

Representative Publications

Structural Specificity of Flavonoids in the Inhibition of Human Fructose 1,6-Bisphosphatase
New phenolic cinnamic acid derivatives as selective COX-2 inhibitors. Design, synthesis, biological activity and structure-activity relationships
Optimization of Experimental Settings for the Assessment of Reactive Oxygen Species Production by Human Blood
The dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitory effect of flavonoids is hindered in protein rich environments
Combination of etoposide and fisetin results in anti-cancer efficiency against osteosarcoma cell models