Sara Oliveira, PhD

    Sara Oliveira graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minho in 2010. She joined the MIT-Portugal Program obtaining her PhD in Bioengineering Systems in 2014. Sara developed her master’s and doctoral thesis at 3B’s Research Group on modifying surfaces and 3D printed multiscale structures to control cellular behaviour for tissue engineering applications. In addition, she had the opportunity to be at the University of Trento (Italy), researching other sources of biomaterials as bioactive structures.

    In 2015, Sara started her first post-doctorate period on manufacturing bio-inks for the bioprinting of stem cells. In 2016, she moved to another field of research (food technology) as a Research Fellow in the Food Processing and Nutrition Research Group at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, INL. Since then, Sara has been creating food-inks for 3D printed future foods. In 2020 she received a grant from the Good Food Institute to develop a biomodel to study the scalability, texture and nutrition of bioprinted cultivated meat. Currently, she is a Staff Researcher at INL dedicated to 3D Food Printing & Cellular Agriculture.