Biographical Note

Prof. Eliana B. Souto (Souto, E.B.) is affiliated with the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Eliana is graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the same University (2000). She holds a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Technology and Pharmacotechnique from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto (2002), and the PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology, Biopharmaceutics and Biotechnology from the Institut für Pharmazie der Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany (2005). Since August 2012, Eliana Souto holds the Habilitation Degree from the University Fernando Pessoa (Porto). Her research lines focus on the design, development, and characterization of new drug delivery systems. Other research interests include the controlled delivery of drugs across biological barriers, with especial emphasis for brain, ocular and skin administration. Eliana Souto is Associate Editor, member of the Editorial Board, and reviewer of several international scientific journals. She counts with 5 patents and more than 400 scientific publications in the field of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies.