Non-Degree Course: Models of the blood-brain barrier – scientific tools to target the brain

Course Objectives

The aim of this Course is to disseminate throughout the scientific and professional community the state-of-the-art concepts about the blood-brain barrier, namely its relevance as an obstacle for treatment of brain disorders and the strategies that have been used for drug delivery to the brain, as well as the models and tools that can be used for its study



Maria Alexandra Brito, Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Lisbon (FFUL)

Organizing Committee:

Inês Figueira, FFUL

Joana Pereira, FFUL

Rita Garcia, FFUL

Target audience

This course is intended to professionals, teachers, researchers and students who wish to deepen their knowledge in the area of the blood-brain barrier, namely, Pharmacists, Doctors, Biomedicals, Biologists, Biochemists, and Chemists, among others.

Academic Qualifications: Bachelor Degree, Master Degree or PhD Degree


Dates: 18th to 20th March 2021

Study regime: e-learning

Total number of hours: 16.5

  • theoretical hours: 9.75
  • practical hours: 3.75
  • laboratory hours: 3
  • Hours: 8:45 am to 6:00 pm

Teaching methodologies: online with lecture sessions, practices and virtual labs

> Programme of the Non-Degree Course Models of the blood-brain barrier: scientific tools to target the brain

Registration Fee

The registration payment must be made by bank transfer to IBAN: PT50 0781 0112 0000 0004 5112 1 and the respective proof of payment sent to the email

Registration is only valid after receipt of proof by academic services.

Registration fees are:

Registration Type Fees(€)
Regular, until February 18 150
Student, until February 18* 75
Regular, from February 19 - 11 March 200
Student, from February 19 - 11 March* 100

* upon presentation of the proof of registration as student.


Registration for the Models of the blood-brain barrier: scientific tools to target the brain Course are carried out via the Online Form, from January 4 to March 11, 2021.


  • Minimum: 6
  • Maximum: unlimited


Information regarding the organization of the Course, you should contact the Academic Services:

Scientific information on the course's teaching, you should contact the Course Coordinator, Professor Alexandra Brito: