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Personlig profil



ORCID: 0000-0001-6169-5035


**Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA), 2018

**”Title of Docent” (Dosentii) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2015

**Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, University of Coimbra, Portugal & University of Maryland, USA, (highest-scoring grade, “Passed with Distinction and Honours”), 2008

**Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharm.D.), University of Coimbra, Portugal, Grade 17 out of 20 (First-class honours), awarded with the “ Sociedade Farmacêutica Lusitana Award” (best student of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the year in Portugal), 2003



Drug Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products, Antimicrobial and anti-biofilm agents & materials, Neglected diseases, Cancer, (Neuro)inflammation



The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (TEKES); Huonekalusäätio; University of Helsinki Research Funds; Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation; Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT); FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1 (European Funding); Academy of Finland; Tenovus Scotland



Doctoral students

*Declan Mullen - Next generation bio-based antimicrobial agents, University of Strathclyde, UK

*Ghada Hassan - Sustainable antimicrobial coatings, University of Helsinki, FI

*Tiina Ahonen - New drugs for chronic pain, University of Helsinki, FI



Post-doctoral researchers

**Dr. Xing Wan, University of Helsinki, FI

**Dr. Leena Keurulainen, University of Helsinki, FI

Doctoral students

*Dr. Nina Forsman - Sustainable multifunctional coatings for textiles and other cellulosic materials (grad. 2020)

*Dr. Laura E. Kolsi - Synthesis of abietane-type diterpenoids with anticancer activity (grad. 2019)

*Dr. Raisa Haavikko - Synthesis of betulins with new bioactivities (grad. 2015)

*Dr. Nehad El-Salamouni - Design and synthesis of some novel phenolic compounds and their quinone oxidation products of potential biological activities (grad. 2013)


  • 317 Farmaci
  • 116 Kemi

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.


Regioselective Benzylic Oxidation of Aromatic Abietanes: Application to the Semisynthesis of the Naturally Occurring Picealactones A, B and C

Kolsi, L. E., Krogerus, S., Brito, V., Rüffer, T., Lang, H., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J. T., Silvestre, S. & Moreira, V. M., 22 aug 2017, I : ChemistrySelect. 2, 24, s. 7008-7012 5 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Antiprotozoal activity of dehydroabietic acid derivatives against Leishmania donovani and Trypanosoma cruzi - SPECIAL ISSUE "NEW TALENT: EUROPE"

Vahermo, M., Krogerus, S., Nasereddin, A., Kaiser, M., Brun, R., Jaffe, C. L., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J. & Moreira, V. M., 2016, I : MedChemComm. 7, 3, s. 457-463 7 s.

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Öppen tillgång

New derivatives of dehydroabietic acid target planktonic and biofilm bacteria in Staphylococcus aureus and effectively disrupt bacterial membrane integrity

Manner, S., Vahermo, M., Skogman, M., Krogerus, S., Vuorela, P. M., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J., Fallarero, A. & Moreira, V. M., 21 jul 2015, I : European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 102, s. 68-79 12 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Drug repositioning: a machine-learning approach through data integration

Napolitano, F., Zhao, Y., Moreira, V. M., Tagliaferri, R., Kere, J., D'Amato, M. & Greco, D., 22 jun 2013, I : Journal of Cheminformatics. 5, Article Number: 30 , 9 s.

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Bismuth(III) Triflate-Based Catalytic Direct Opening of Oleanolic Hydroxy-gamma-lactones to Afford 12-Oxo-28-carboxylic Acids

Salvador, J. A. R., Moreira, V. M., Pinto, R. M. A., Leal, A. S. & Le Roux, C., 10 okt 2011, I : Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. 353, s. 2637-2642

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Chancellor's Research Fellowship

Moreira, Vânia M. (!!Recipient), sep 2017

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Doctoral Scholarship (SFRH/BD/12508/2003)

Moreira, Vânia M. (!!Recipient), 2003

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Post-doctoral Fellowship (SFRH/BPD/45037/2008)

Moreira, Vânia M. (!!Recipient), 2009

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Semi-finalist team in OneStart Competition: GFL mimetics, Helsinki

Moreira, Vânia M. (!!Recipient), 5 mar 2013

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser


COST Action CM1307, “Targeted chemotherapy towards diseases caused by endoparasites“ (Extern organisation)

Vânia M. Moreira (Medlem)

jan 2016

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan role i inhemsk/internationell kommitté, råd, styrelse

Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the XXIV EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC)

Vânia M. Moreira (Medlem av vetenskaplig kommitté)

aug 2016sep 2016

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

University of Strathclyde

Vânia M. Moreira (Besökande forskare)

maj 2017aug 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

Invited talk, International Caparica Christmas Congress on Translational Chemistry

Vânia M. Moreira (!!Speaker)

dec 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

New diterpenoids for chronic pain treatment

Vânia M. Moreira (Handledare)

jan 2016

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledning av annat kunskapsprov (pro gradu, licentiatavhandling)


HY news: Tutkijat kaivautuvat kivun juurille

Vânia M. Moreira


1 Mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media

Curing prostate cancer without side effects

Vânia M. Moreira


1 Mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media