Vanessa G. Correia is a Biochemist with experience in the field of green chemistry, polymer synthesis and processing in supercritical fluid technology and materials biologic characterization. Her primary research focus is related with the development of antimicrobial polymers and contact-active surfaces with higher performance for defined biomedical and water purification applications.
She graduated in Biochemistry from Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (FC, UL, 2008) and obtained a Master in Biotechnology from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL, 2009). She finished her PhD in Sustainable Chemistry in December 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ana Aguiar-Ricardo (thesis title: “Oxazoline-based Antimicrobial Platforms for Water Treatment”, Grant from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, FCT-Lisbon: SFRH/BD/74730/2010).
Currently, she has a Postdoctoral fellowship in “Applied and Environmental Mycology" group at ITQB/UNL (ERC Grant, Ref. 647928), which aims to develop biomaterials through mimesis of plant defensive interfaces to fight wound infections.