The University of Porto, founded in 1911, is one of the main universities in Portugal and the majority of the international rankings for higher education and scientific research ranked it as one of 2% best universities in the world. Close to 32.000 students and 2.300 teaching staff and researchers attend its 15 schools and 50 scientific research units. Furthermore, actually, more than 3.300 students are international students that choose the U.Porto to complete their high education.

TOX-OER Members in Porto, Portugal

The Laboratory of Toxicology of University of Porto is in charge of teaching Toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmacy. The researchers of this Unit are experts in toxicokinetics, target-organ toxicity (mainly at hepatic, heart and brain level) and toxicity of drugs of abuse.

  • Scientific Coordinators:

mlbastosMaria de Lourdes Bastos PhD in Pharmacy
Full Professor of University of Porto. Director of the Toxicology Department

Main research fields: target-organ toxicity, specifically hepatic toxicity, and metal speciation analysis.

FernandoFernando Remião PhD in Pharmacy
Associated Professor of University of Porto. Pro-Rector for Pedagogical Innovation and Sports of University of Porto

Main research fields: toxicokinetics and target-organ toxicity, specifically heart toxicity


  • Other members:

helena carmo Helena Carmo PhD in Pharmacy
Auxiliar Professor of University of Porto.

Main research fields: Pharmacogenetic and Mixture toxicology

Diana Dias Diana Dias da Silva PhD in Forensic Toxicology
Post-doc researcher at University of Porto.

Main research fields: Mixture toxicology; toxicity of drugs of abuse; target-organ toxicity, specifically hepatic toxicity.

Maria João ValenteMaria João Valente
PhD Student in the Laboratory of the Toxicology.

Main research fields: Toxicity of designer drugs; Target-organ toxicity; Mechanistic toxicology; Drug metabolism.

margarida araújoAna Margarida Araújo
PhD Student in the Laboratory of the Toxicology.

Main research fields: Toxicity of drugs of abuse, in particular the new psychoactive substances; Toxicometabolomics