Maria José Umbelino Ferreira
Associate Professor with Habilitation
Maria José Umbelino Ferreira is Associate Professor with Habilitation. With a degree and a PhD in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), she coordinates the Master course in Medicinal and Biopharmaceutical Chemistry and leads the Natural Products Chemistry group. She directed the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and was Regional Representative of the Phytochemical Society of Europe for Iberia. Her main research interest is the isolation and molecular derivatization of new bioactive chemical scaffolds from plants. She is focused on discovering anticancer compounds, with emphasis on targeting multidrug-resistant cancer cells. She authored 125 papers/book chapters (Scopus: h-index 32). She supervised many students. She is member of the editorial board of several international journals.