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Maria Pedro Guarino
Health Sciences, Polytechnic University of Leiria

Brief Bio
Maria Pedro Guarino is Coordenator Professor at the Polytechnic of Leiria and Head of the FCT R&D Unit – ciTechCare- Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology. PhD in Physiology by NOVA University of Lisbon and post-graduated in Pharmacology and Therapeutics by the University of Manitoba, Canada, her area of research is related to Medical and Health Sciences with an emphasis on Basic Medicine, Physiology and Pathology. As a PI she is currently dedicated to applying the scientific knowledge gathered in the last 15 years in the field of chronic disease biology to developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for obesity and type 2 diabetes, including nutritional approaches and medical devices. She collaborated with the Pharma industry, as disease biologist, translating her know-how as a pathophysiologic to into practice looking at biomarker profiling of chronic metabolic diseases and its application to develop distinctive signatures for diagnosis and prognosis purposes. Her research within this field originated 2 patents and the creation of a spin-off company. Recently she gained insight into the area of chronobiology as an innovative approach to tackle obesity and type 2 diabetes. In 2020 her research group was distinguished with the Emilio Peres Award, attributed by the Portuguese Society of Diabetology in the field of chrononutrition. She has over 50 publications from Web of Science Core Collections and supervises/co-supervises PhD and Master’s students. In 2018 she was appointed member of the Consulting Board of Leiria Hospital Center (CHL, E.P.E) by the Ministry of Health and she Coordinated the Health Think Tank created by the Leiria Municipality to structure the regional response to COVID 19 pandemics. She believes in the importance of applied knowledge and societal commitment, being involved in several outreach activities of Science Dissemination. ... More >>


Carlos Abreu, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Tuncay Alan, Monash University, Australia
Azam Ali, Centre for Materials Science & Technology (Department of Applied Sciences), University of Otago, New Zealand
Pedro Alpuim, Physics, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Paulo Antunes, Physics, Aveiro University and i3N, Portugal
Pablo Aqueveque, Electrical Engineering Department, University Of Concepcion, Chile
Manish Arora, Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, India
Aparecido A. Augusto de Carvalho, Electrical Engineering, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Antonio Jesus Banegas-Luna, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
Ayan Banerjee, Arizona State University, United States
Steve Beeby, ECS, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Tarun Kanti Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Luigi Bianchi, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Mahdi Bodaghi, Department of Engineering, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Alberto Botter, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Gabriele Candiani, Dept. of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta", Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Vanessa Cardoso, Center for MicroElectromechanical Systems (CMEMS-UMinho), University of Minho, Portugal
João Cardoso, Physics, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Eric Chappel, Microsystems, Debiotech SA, Switzerland
Mostafa Charmi, Electrical Engineering, University of Zanjan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Chaoyang Chen, Wayne State University, United States
Cheng-Hsin Chuang, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Youngjae Chun, 1034 Benedum Hall, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Yindar Chuo, Engineering Science , Simon Fraser University School, Canada
Alberto Cliquet Jr, Electr.Engr. & Orthopedics, University of São Paulo & University of Campinas, Brazil
Willy Colier, Artinis Medical Systems, Netherlands
Paulo C. Cortez, Department of Teleinformatics Engineering (DETI), Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Frank Nelson Crespilho, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Gerard Cybulski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Carmelo De Maria, University of Pisa, Italy
Tohid Didar, McMaster University, United States
Franco Docchio, Dept. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Università degli studi di Brescia, Italy
George S. Dulikravich, Mechanical and Materials Eng., MAIDROC, Florida International University, United States
Maria Evelina Fantacci, Department of Physics, University of Pisa and INFN, Italy
Mireya Fernández Chimeno, Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Rui Fonseca-Pinto, ciTechCare - Medical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Leiria, Portugal
Gionata Fragomeni, University of Magna Graecia, Italy
Ugo Galvanetto, Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Italy
Francisco Gamiz, Nanoelectronics, University of Granada, Spain
Miguel A. García Gonzalez, Electronic Engineering Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Javier Garcia-Casado, Centro de Investigación e Innovación en Bioingeniería, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Gianluca Gatti, Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering - DIMEG, University of Calabria, Italy
Alessio Gizzi, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy
Henrique Leonel L. Gomes, Electrical Engineering and Computers, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Weihua Guan, EE & BME, Penn State University, United States
Evin Gultepe, Independent Researcher, United States
Raj K. Gupta, Physics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
Tibor Hianik, Nuclear Physics and biophysics, Comenius University, Slovak Republic
Dietmar W. Hutmacher, Science and Engineering Faculty, School of Chemistry Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Ivan E. Ivanov, Advanced Control Systems Laboratory, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Liudi Jiang, School of Engineering - University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
Mehrdad Khakbiz, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Alicia Koontz, Human Engineering Research Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Yaroslav Korpan, Department of Bimolecular Electronics, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine
Dean Krusienski, Biomedical Engineering Department, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States
Hiroshi Kumagai, Allied Health Sciences, Kitasato University, Japan
Dinesh Kumar, Electrical And Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Australia
Rui Lima, Mechanical Eng. Dep., Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Thurmon Lockhart, Independent Researcher, United States
Nicola Francesco Lopomo, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
Luyao Lu, the George Washington University, United States
Mai S. Mabrouk, Biomedical Informatics, School of Information Technology and computer Science (ITCS), Nile University, Egypt
Ana Isabel I. Martins, Av. Nossa Sra da Alegria n6, 2andar, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Carlo Massaroni, Dept Faculty of Engineering, University Campus Bio-Medico di Rome, Italy
Enzo Mastinu, BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Anca Mazare, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
Sabina Merlo, University of Pavia, Italy
Simona Miclaus, Communications, IT & Cyber Def., Nicolae Balcescu Land Forces Academy, Sibiu, Romania
Abdolmajid B. Moghaddam, NSTRC & University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Ana Moita, Mechanical Engineering, IN+ - Instituto Superior Tecnico and Academia Militar, Portugal
Pedro Morouço, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Robert W. Newcomb, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, United States
Helcio B. Orlande, POLI/COPPE Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Abraham Otero, Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain
Zafer Ziya Öztürk, Physics, Gebze University Of Technology, Turkey
Laura Papaleo, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Université Paris Sud, France
Anna-Maria Pappa, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Ji-Ho Park, Independent Researcher, Korea, Republic of
Onur Parlak, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Sotiris Pavlopoulos, Veranzerou 22, ICCS, Greece
Helena C. Pereira, ICNAS, University of Coimbra, CIBIT - Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research, Portugal
Gary Pickrell, Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, United States
Rafael F. Pinheiro, ciTechCare, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
Noureddine Raouafi, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
Ihtesham Rehman, Lancaster University - Interactive Systems Laboratory, United Kingdom
Alexandre M. Rossi, Department of Condensed Matter, Applied Physics and Nanoscience, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Brazil
Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, SCEE, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India
Wim C. Rutten, Neural Engineering/Biomedical Signals and Sytems/Faculty EE,Math and Comp.Science, University of Twente, Netherlands
Amir Sanati Nezhad, Independent Researcher, Canada
Pezhman Sasanpour, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Michael J. Schöning, Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies, FH Aachen, Germany
Wongwit Senavongse, Biomedical Engineering, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Patrícia Severino, Tiradentes University, Brazil
Revati Shriram, Instrumentation and Control, Cummins College of Engineering for Women, India
Pitt Supaphol, Polymer Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Niall Tait, Electronics, Carleton University, Canada
Tong-Boon Tang, Institute of Health & Analytics, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Marco Tatullo, Translational Biomedicine and Neuroscience, University of Bari, Italy
Angel A. J. Torriero, Deakin University, Australia
Nhiem Tran, RMIT University, Australia
Manolis Tsiknakis, Institute Of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), Greece
John Tudor, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Abhishek Vaish, IIITA, India
Antonio Valente, INESC TEC (formerly INESC Porto)/ School of Science and Technology, UTAD University, Vila Real, Portugal
Duarte Valério, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Júlio Viana, Institute for Polymers and Composites/I3N, University of Minho, Portugal
Nuno Vieira Lopes, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
Roman Viter, Optical biosensors and functional nanomaterials, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, Roman Viter, University of Latvia, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, Latvia
Giovanni Vozzi, department of Information engineering and Research Center "E. Piaggio", University of Pisa, Italy
Yi Yan Yang, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
Mingming Zhang, South University of Science and Technology, China
Zhuo Zou, Fudan University, Sweden

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