Madalena Maria Magalhães Pinto

Madalena Maria Magalhães Pinto is Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and member of
Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), University of
Porto, Portugal She obtained her PhD in Organic Chemistry at the same University in
1983 (external supervisor Otto Richard Gottlieb). She has been teaching several
undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Synthesis of Organic Compounds, and Drug Design and Synthesis, Advanced Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design and Development.

She has been
- Coordinator of the Research Center CEQOFFUP-FCT- R&D 226 (from 1996 to 2007) and of the Research Center “Center of Medicinal Chemistry of the University of Porto” (CEQUIMEDUP) FCT I&D 4040 (2007-2015),
- Director of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto (1982-1984),
- Coordinator and Organizer of the First Course of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Instituto Superior das Ciências da Saúde-Norte (CESPU) (1992- 1998)
- Chairperson of the Organising Committee of the 1st National Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry of the Portuguese Society of Chemistry (Faculty of Sport Science, University of Porto, Portugal, 13 – 15 November, 2008
- Director of PhD Course in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009/2010)
- Member of the Committee of Therapeutic Chemistry of the Portuguese Society of Chemistry (2012-2015).

And she is
- Team Leader of the Group of Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry at Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) (2014-),
- Head of Laboratory of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Director of Master Course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry of FFUP (2013-)
- Adjunct Prof. Kasetsart Univ. Bangkok, Thailand (2008-)

She is a co-author of 4 patents, more than 180 research papers in international peer reviewed journals, author of 2 books, co-author of another book and a co-author of 7 chapters of internationally circulated books. She is also an author of large number of plenary lectures and invited oral communications in international and national conferences.

She has supervised more than thirty PhD’s and MS’s theses.
Her current research interests include synthesis and molecular modification of compounds with pharmacological activity (xanthone/flavonoid/polyphenol scaffolds): computational studies, synthesis and investigation of multi active ligands with cell growth inhibitory effects, P-gp and caspases modulation, as well as anticoagulant agents. Additionally she is also working on molecular recognition-artificial receptors with application on HPLC as new chiral stationary