My name is Ângela Vilas Boas and I have a degree in Chemistry from the University of Minho and I hold a Master’s degree in Techniques of Characterization and Chemical Analysis also attributed by the University of Minho. I completed my BSc in 2013 and immediately continued my academic journey by enrolling in the MSc, where developed a method to characterize the antioxidant capacity of red wines, coordinated by Chemistry department of the University of Minho and Sogrape Vinhos, S.A., being awarded with a final grade of 18 out of 20. During the thesis years, I acquired several skills in the fields of chemistry, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry and voltammetric techniques. The results of the dissertation gave rise to two articles, entitled "Evaluation of total polyphenol content of winesby means of voltammetric techniques: Cyclic voltammetry vs differential pulse voltammetry" published in the journal Food Chemistry (5 years impact factor/2018; 5.488; Q1) and "Evaluation of polyphenols in wine by voltammetric techniques with screen printed carbon electrodes" published in the journal Electroanalysis ( 5 years impact factor/2018; 2.468; Q2). After finishing my master, I won a research grant at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) where I collaborated in the development of a method for the extraction, recovery, and purification of zinc and manganese from spent alkaline batteries; as well as for the recovery of other metals from high importance starting from residues of internal circuit boards. This work led to a co-authorship article submitted in the Journal of Cleaner Production (5 years impact factor/2018: 7.051; Q1). In FEUP I was also involved in the study of the iron deficiency in alkaline soils, that also led to a co-authorship article published in the Journal of AMB Express (5 years impact factor/2018: 2.485; Q3). Later on, from July 2018 to August 2019, I received a research fellowship under the scope of the Nature4Health and start working at I3Bs Research Group as a researcher, where I became familiarized with biomaterials and the work developed had the ambition to create innovative and advanced solutions based on the efficient use of natural resources as an intelligent and sustainable approach. With this project, I acquired knowledge and experience in the areas of polymer processing and physicochemical characterization of biomaterials. Since September 2019 I won a PhD grant, at the same institution to continue my work in biomaterials.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Ângela Rafaela Cardoso Vilas Boas

Nomes de citação

  • Vilas Boas, Ângela
  • Vilas-Boas, Ângela
  • Boas, Ângela

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Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • angelavilasboas@live.com.pt (Profissional)
  • angela.vilasboas@i3bs.uminho.pt (Profissional)


  • AvePark - Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia, Zona Industrial da Gandra, Barco, Guimarães, 4805-017 , Guimarães, Guimarães, Portugal (Profissional)


  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-vilas-boas/ (Profissional)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Biotecnologia Industrial - Bioprodutos Biomateriais
  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Engenharia Química
  • Ciências Exatas - Química - Eletroquímica
  • Ciências Exatas - Química - Química Analítica
  • Ciências Exatas - Química - Química Física
  • Ciências Exatas - Química


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1)
Português (Idioma materno)
Grau Classificação
2019/09/01 - 2023/09/01
Em curso
Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells (TERM&SC) (Doutoramento)
Biomaterials Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Portugal
2013/09 - 2016/03/31
Técnicas de Caracterização e Análise Química (Mestrado)
Especialização em Sem especialização
Universidade do Minho Escola de Ciências, Portugal
"Capacidade antioxidante de vinhos: desenvolvimento de método" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
2010/09 - 2013/07/26
Licenciatura em Química (Licenciatura)
Especialização em Científico
Universidade do Minho Escola de Ciências, Portugal
"Caracterização de sondas óticas para a avaliação da capacidade antioxidante" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Percurso profissional


2018/07/02 - 2019/08/31 Investigador (Investigação)
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2017/01/16 - 2018/06/30 Investigador (Investigação)
Rede de Química e Tecnologia Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde, Portugal


2019/09/01 - Atual PhD Student
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal


Designação Financiadores
2019 - Atual Nature4Health - Engineered biomaterials based on coconut oil and natural polymers: New ways to develop added-value biomedical products
Bolseiro de Investigação
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2019/03/31 Elastislet - Tailored Elastin-like Recombinamers as Advanced Systems for Cell Therapies in Diabetes Mellitus: a Synthetic Biology Approach towards a Bioeffective and Immunoisolated Biosimilar Islet/Cell Niche
H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage 646075
Bolseiro de Investigação
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2017 - 2018/06/30 Production of environmental-friendly iron-fertilizers products and evaluation of its efficacy for correcting iron chlorosis of soybean plants grown in calcareous soils
Bolseiro de Investigação
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT


Artigo em conferência
  1. Bento, M. Fátima; Vilas Boas, Ângela; Oliveira, Raquel Santos; Geraldo, M. Dulce. "Degradation of alizarin red promoted by electrogenerated HO radicals: a kinetic study". 2013.
Artigo em revista
  1. Silva, Simone S.; Rodrigues, Luísa C.; Fernandes, Emanuel M.; Gomes, Joana M.; Vilas-Boas, Ângela; Pirraco, Rogério P.; Reis, Rui L.. "Approach on chitosan/virgin coconut oil-based emulsion matrices as a platform to design superabsorbent materials". Carbohydrate Polymers 249 (2020): 116839. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.116839.
  2. Rocha, Pedro; Vilas-Boas, Ângela; Fontes, Natacha; Geraldo, Dulce; Bento, Fátima. "Evaluation of Polyphenols in Wine by Voltammetric Techniques with Screen Printed Carbon Electrodes". Electroanalysis 31 8 (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/elan.201900392.
    Publicado • 10.1002/elan.201900392
  3. Lannoo, S.; Vilas-Boas, A.; Sadeghi, S. Maryam; Jesus, J.; Soares, Helena M.V.M.. "An environmentally friendly closed loop process to recycle raw materials from spent alkaline batteries". Journal of Cleaner Production 236 (2019): 117612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.117612.
    Publicado • 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.117612
  4. Ferreira, Carlos M. H.; Vilas-Boas, Ângela; Sousa, Cátia A.; Soares, Helena M. V. M.; Soares, Eduardo V.. "Comparison of five bacterial strains producing siderophores with ability to chelate iron under alkaline conditions". AMB Express 9 1 (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13568-019-0796-3.
    Publicado • 10.1186/s13568-019-0796-3
  5. Vilas-Boas, Ângela; Valderrama, Patrícia; Fontes, Natacha; Geraldo, Dulce; Bento, Fátima. "Evaluation of total polyphenol content of wines by means of voltammetric techniques: Cyclic voltammetry vs differential pulse voltammetry". Food Chemistry 276 (2018): 719-725. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.078.
    Publicado • 10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.078
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Vilas Boas, Ângela Rafaela Cardoso. "Capacidade antioxidante de vinhos: desenvolvimento de método". Mestrado, Universidade do Minho Escola de Ciências, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/42977.

Participação em evento

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2021/01/11 - 2021/01/20 The main objective of REMIX is to actively investigate and develop natural or nature-inspired biomaterials for tissue engineering and regeneration therapy through intensive collaboration among European and Asian experts with different academic and scientific backgrounds, aiming at the build-up of a research hub of nature-derived biomaterials for TERM.
REMIX Seminar Series 2021 on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Università degli Studi di Trento Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Itália

Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongólia

Chulalongkorn University, Tailândia

Jeonbuk National University, Coreia do Sul
2019/07/11 - 2019/07/12 The FoReCaST project intended to create in vitro 3D cancer study models, which will copycat the complexity and hierarchically organization of natural ECM of tumour cells found in vivo.
FoReCaST Second Workshop
2019/07/08 - 2019/07/10 The First Achilles Conference focused on Molecular and biological mechanisms of tendon homeostasis and repair. The event was organized to promote a close interaction between highly skilled experts in the field with students and young researchers interested in key aspects of tendon development, disease and regeneration.
First Achilles Conference
2019/05/08 - 2019/05/08 Workshop was entitled "Translational science in musculoskeletal disorders". The event presented an overview of the current state of translational science in musculoskeletal disorders. The programme combined presentations from researchers with medical or engineering backgrounds including examples of multidisciplinary approaches to address unmet clinical needs.
Workshop of Translational science in musculoskeletal disorders
2018/12/12 - 2018/12/14 The Workshop was entitled "Multifunctional Biomaterials" and joined world leading experts in the field, who presented their most recent and relevant achievements. It was also included a dynamic program that allowed the informal interaction between participants fostering networking between the experienced keynote speakers, young researchers and PhD students.
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2018/10/25 - 2018/10/26 The International Conference on “Multifunctional Biomaterials Inspired by Nature” was a forum of discussion on the following topics: 1) Supramolecular systems; 2) Cell-ECM interactions; 3) Pathological protein aggregation; 4) Drug-delivery systems; 5) Top-Down Fabrication methodologies; 6) Modulating cell behaviour using mechanical stimuli; among others. The Conference joined world leading experts in the field, who presented their most recent and relevant accomplishments.
CHEM2NATURE Final Conference
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2018/10/23 - 2018/10/24 Final GENE2SKIN Conference was themed “Cutting-edge basic and translational research in skin-related diseases and disorders”. It promoted the interaction of highly skilled experts in this area, counting also with short presentations from young researchers and key note speakers.
Gene2Skin Final Conference
Universidade do Minho, Portugal