Hugo Alexandre Ferreira holds a medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (UL) and a physics engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the same university. He also holds a PhD degree in physics from IST in the field of nanomedicine. Presently, he is an assistant professor at UL’s Faculty of Sciences where he teaches in the Masters of Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics. He is also a senior researcher at the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering (IBEB), where he investigates skin microvasculature, medical imaging, physiological computing, and human-computer interfaces.
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Martina Meinke studied chemistry at the Free University of Berlin and did her PhD in 1994. Afterwards she managed a laboratory for environmental analysis until 1999. Then she switched to the medical diagnostics field worked at the Department of Dermatology of Charité and the Laser- und Medizin-Technologie Berlin. 2006 she finished her postgraduate studies of Medical Physics and since 2007 she has been assistant professor at the Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Her research fields are optical and spectroscopic methods to determine skin physiological parameters with main focus on electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy.
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Richard Guy is Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Bath. He received an M.A. in Chemistry from Oxford University, and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of London. In 2013, Dr. Guy received the Controlled Release Society’s Founders Award and he was named a Fellow of the UCL School of Pharmacy for “his distinguished contribution to the pharmaceutical sciences”. He was awarded a D.Sc. from Oxford in 2016. Dr. Guy's research includes skin and nail barrier function characterization, and the prediction and assessment of skin/nail penetration and topical bioavailability. He has published 350+ peer-reviewed articles.
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Enzo Berardesca, MD, is Director of Clinical Dermatology at the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Rome, Italy. He is member of the editorial board of Skin Pharmacology, Skin Research and Technology, The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology and the Journal of Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology. He is author of 11 books and more than 400 papers and book chapters.
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Karsten König is C4 Full Professor and Head of the Department of Biophotonics and Laser Technologies at the Saarland University, Germany. He is also founder and president of the company JenLab GmbH. He holds a PhD degree in physics and a habilitation degree in cell biology. Prof. König published 500+ scientific papers in the field of biophotonics and laser material processing. He pioneered fluorescence lifetime imaging, femtosecond laser nanoprocessing, femtosecond laser transfection, and clinical multiphoton tomography.
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Marília Antunes has been teaching in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research of FCUL since 1992, soon after she graduated in Probability and Statistics. She received her PhD in Probability and Statistics from the University of Lisbon in 2003 and has been working as an Assistant Professor since then. Her major research interests are Biostatistics, Applications of Statistics in Medicine, Disease Mapping and Optimal Alarm Systems and Screening with applications in health. She is also interested in Data Mining and Analytics. Since 2007 she has been collaborating with the pharmaceutical industry and medical community as a scientific consultant.
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