Marlise Araújo dos Santos, Brazilian pharmacist and specialist in Industrial Pharmacy, holding a degree in Pharmacy from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Science, UFRGS, and PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology and Aerospace Pharmacy from King’s College London. I am an Associate Professor at the School of Pharmacy, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) and Coordinator of the Joan Vernikos Aerospace Pharmacy Laboratory, Microgravity Centre, PUCRS (www.pucrs.br/feng/microg). Member of the Board of Advisors of InnovaSpace.
My research activities include evaluation of the effects of simulated microgravity on nanoemulsions and cells, effects of hypergravity simulation on plants, and stability of drugs subjected to pressure variations in simulated flight, telepharmacy, among others. In addition, I lecture on Space Pharmacology for the Space Physiology and Health MSc at King’s College London. I am a joint holder of five national/international patents: 1. Development of a diffusion chamber to evaluate drug permeation in microgravity simulations; 2. Development of a scopolamine formulation for intranasal administration; 3. Biodiesel protection process and the biodiesel produced by the process; 4. Development of olfactory stimulus equipment; 5. The effect of hypergravity simulation on plants.