Dr. Henrique Faneca

CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology

Henrique Faneca graduated in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra in 1996. He obtained his master degree in Cell Biology in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in 2005, in the same University. He is Principal Investigator, under the FCT Investigator Program, at the Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology (CNC) of the University of Coimbra, since November 2016, leading the research group: Nanosystems and targeted antitumor strategies.
The activity of his research group is essentially focused on the development and characterization of nanosystems that allow an efficient and specific delivery of therapeutic agents to target cells; and in the generation of new multi-target antitumor strategies, such as those involving the combination of gene therapy and chemotherapy, in order to achieve greater therapeutic efficacy and fewer side effects.