Saba Oliveira da Silva
Saba Abdulghani Oliveira da Silva, is a researcher at the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at the Polytechnic Institute Leiria (IPL). Saba carried out her Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.Eng) and Doctorate degree (PhD) at the Materials Department of Queen Mary University of London in Biomaterials under the supervision of Professor K.E. Tanner. Following her PhD, Saba was awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Post-Doctoral Fellowship to work on the Biomechanics of cemented hip prostheses at the Biomaterials and Biomechanics Laboratory, Lund University Hospital, Sweden under the supervision of Professor Lars Lidgren. In 2008, Saba moved to Portugal to work at the Rheumatology research unit, Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM) on the mechanical properties of osteoporotic bone, for which she won a research award from the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS/ Servier International Award 2010). Saba´s research experience covers orthopaedic biomaterials and biomechanics as well as the mechanics of healthy and diseased bone. She has her work published in international journals and has presented her work at international conferences all over the world and is a reviewer for a number of International journals. Her current research interests are biomaterials for 3D biofabrication in relation to bone defects and diseases
- B. Vidal, A. Pinto, M.J. Galvão, A.R. Santos, A. Rodrigues, R. Cascão, S. Abdulghani, J. Caetano-Lopes, A. Ferreira, J.E. Fonseca, H. Canhao. Bone histomorphometry revisited. Acta Reumatol Port. 37(4):294-300, 2012.
- M. Ørskov, S. Abdulghani, I. McCarthy, K. Søballe, and G. Flivik. Comparison of flanged and unflanged acetabular cup design. An experimental study using ceramic and cadaveric acetabuli. Acta Orthopaedica 81(5):556-62, 2010
- J. Caetano-Lopes, A.M. Nery, H. Canhão, J. Duarte, R. Cascão, A. Rodrigues, I.P. Perpétuo, S. Abdulghani, P.M. Amaral, S. Sakaguchi, Y.T. Konttinen, L. Graça, M. Vaz, J.E. Fonseca. Chronic arthritis leads to disturbances in the bone collagen network. Arthritis Research & Therapy 12:R9, 2010.
- J. Caetano-Lopes, A.M.Nery, S. Abdulghani et al. Chronic arthritis directly induces quantitative and qualitative bone disturbances leading to compromised biomechanical properties. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology: Journal of Rheumatology 27 (3): 475-482, 2009.
- S. Abdulghani, J. Caetano-Lopes, H. Canhão and J.E. Fonseca. Biomechanical effects of inflammatory diseases on bone-rheumatoid arthritis as a paradigm. Autoimmunity Reviews: 8(8): 668-671, 2009.
- PAMI - PORTUGUESE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE (ROTEIRO/0328/2013; Nº 022158), a Research Infrastruture of the National Roadmap of Research Infrastructures of Strategic Relevance for 2014-2020, co-funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and European Union through the Centro2020. Role: Investigator.