DRUG DISCOVERY & DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH UNITMolecular Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics
The main research focus at 3DUnit is the identification of pharmacological modulators of human cancer-related proteins through an approach that combines yeast, human cell lines and animal models.
The research activities of the group are mainly focused on:
- Development of yeast models for functional and molecular studies of human disease-related proteins: yeast targeted screening assays
- Molecular and pharmacological studies in human tumor cell lines
- In vitro drug-protein binding assays
- Pharmacological studies in human tumor xenografts mice models
Ajudar a vencer o cancro é o sonho de qualquer investigador nesta área" An interview with Prof. Lucília Saraiva was featured on "À conversa com os inventores" on the newsletter of U.Porto Inovação. [Link]