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Dr Luisa Pedro

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Professional biography

2012                PhD (Biotechnology, field of Biochemical Engineering) University of Algarve, Portugal

2004                Degree (Biotechnology Engineering Degree) University of Algarve, Portugal

Research interests

Current research interests include the study of the tumour microenvironment and how the immune compartment influences, or constrains, tumour development, specifically focused on the lymph node B cell contribution in therapy.

Another interest relates to studying alternative therapeutic approaches, using nanomaterials, for targeting of the stromal compartment in tumours.


Research clusters:

Cancer Research Cluster

Global Health and Development Cluster




Identification of aceNKPs, a committed common progenitor population of the ILC1 and NK cell continuum (2022-12-06)
Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Noe; Clark, Paula A.; Gogoi, Mayuri; Ferreira, Ana C. F.; Kerscher, Bernhard; Crisp, Alastair; Jolin, Helen E.; Murphy, Jane E.; Sivasubramaniam, Meera; Pedro, Luisa; Walker, Jennifer A.; Heycock, Morgan W. D.; Shields, Jacqueline D.; Barlow, Jillian L. and McKenzie, Andrew N. J.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119, Article e2203454119(49)

Tumor-Derived Lactic Acid Modulates Activation and Metabolic Status of Draining Lymph Node Stroma (2022)
Riedel, Angela; Helal, Moutaz; Pedro, Luisa; Swietlik, Jonathan J.; Shorthouse, David; Schmitz, Werner; Haas, Lisa; Young, Timothy; da Costa, Ana S.H.; Davidson, Sarah; Bhandare, Pranjali; Wolf, Elmar; Hall, Benjamin A.; Frezza, Christian; Oskarsson, Thordur and Shields, Jacqueline D.
Cancer Immunology Research, 10(4) (pp. 482-497)

Impact of Locally Administered Carboxydextran‐Coated Super‐Paramagnetic Iron Nanoparticles on Cellular Immune Function (2019-05-17)
Pedro, Luisa; Harmer, Quentin; Mayes, Eric and Shields, Jacqueline D.
Small, 15, Article 1900224(20)

Exploring the role of stromal osmoregulation in cancer and disease using executable modelling (2018)
Shorthouse, David; Riedel, Angela; Kerr, Emma; Pedro, Luisa; Bihary, Dóra; Samarajiwa, Shamith; Martins, Carla P.; Shields, Jacqueline and Hall, Benjamin A.
Nature Communications, 9, Article 3011(1)

Macrophages are exploited from an innate wound healing response to facilitate cancer metastasis (2018)
Muliaditan, Tamara; Caron, Jonathan; Okesola, Mary; Opzoomer, James W.; Kosti, Paris; Georgouli, Mirella; Gordon, Peter; Lall, Sharanpreet; Kuzeva, Desislava M.; Pedro, Luisa; Shields, Jacqueline D.; Gillett, Cheryl E.; Diebold, Sandra S.; Sanz-Moreno, Victoria; Ng, Tony; Hoste, Esther and Arnold, James N.
Nature Communications, 9, Article 2951(1)

Registered report: Melanoma exosomes educate bone marrow progenitor cells toward a pro-metastatic phenotype through MET (2016)
Lesnik, Jake; Antes, Travis; Kim, Jeewon; Griner, Erin and Pedro, Luisa
eLife, 5, Article e07383

Purification of Bionanoparticles (2008-06)
Pedro, L.; Soares, S. S. and Ferreira, G. N. M.
Chemical Engineering & Technology, 31(6) (pp. 815-825)

Recombinant single-chain variable fragment and single domain antibody piezoimmunosensors for detection of HIV1 virion infectivity factor (2007-10-31)
Ferreira, Guilherme N.M.; Encarnação, João M.; Rosa, Luis; Rodrigues, Rogério; Breyner, Roberta; Barrento, Sara; Pedro, Luisa; Aires da Silva, Frederico and Gonçalves, João
Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 23(3) (pp. 384-392)

Piezoelectric biosensors for biorecognition analysis: Application to the kinetic study of HIV-1 Vif protein binding to recombinant antibodies (2007-10)
Encarnação, João M.; Rosa, Luis; Rodrigues, Rogério; Pedro, Luisa; da Silva, Frederico Aires; Gonçalves, João and Ferreira, Guilherme N.M.
Journal of Biotechnology, 132(2) (pp. 142-148)

Molecular construction of bionanoparticles: chimaeric SIV p17–HIV I p6 nanoparticles with minimal viral protein content (2007-09)
Pedro, Luisa; Costa, Maria J. L.; de Matos, António P. Alves; Aires-Barros, Maria R.; Belo, José A.; Goncalves, João and Ferreira, Guilherme N. M.
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, 48(1) (pp. 35-43)