Dr Bruno Cesar da Silva Sil dos Santos

Bruno is a lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacology with the School of Human Sciences.


 

Bruno is a pharmacist who moved from Lisbon to London in order to pursue a PhD in Medicinal Organic Chemistry, after receiving his 6-year PharmD degree from the Egas Moniz Higher Institute of Health Sciences (ISCSEM). After being granted his doctorate diploma from University College London (UCL), Bruno established his career as a postdoctoral research fellow in different research groups.

His work has led to the translation of knowledge between the fields of pharmaceutics, chemistry and new emerging technologies (ie. additive manufacturing). Bruno has gained valuable pharmaceutical industry experience working for companies such as Recipharm and GlaxoSmithKline. He still keeps close ties with the latter as an associate researcher for the UCL Skin Research Group and member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. Bruno continues to collaborate with these prestigious landmarks in topical and transdermal drug development.

  • Pharmaceutical science
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Topical and transdermal drug delivery systems
  • Medicinal organic chemistry
  • 3D-printing
  • Penny, Matthew; Cao, Zi Jing; Patel, Bhaven; Sil dos Santos, Bruno; Asquith, Christopher; Szulc, Blanka; Rao, Zenobia; Muwaffak, Zaid; Hilton, Stephen; Malkinson, John; 3D Printing of a Scalable Molecular Model and Orbital Kit for Organic Chemistry Teaching and Learning, J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94 (9), pp 1265–1271 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00953).

  • Tasnuva Haque, Bruno C. Sil, Majella E. Lane, Jonathan M. Crowther, David J. Moore; In vitro permeation and disposition of niacinamide in silicone and porcine skin of skin barrier-mimetic formulations, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 520, Issues 1–2, Pages 158-162, ISSN 0378-5173 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2017.01.054).

  • Patent 1604322.6, Hilton_3D Printing of Impregnated Plastics for chemical reactions.

  • Blanka R. Szulc, Bruno C. Sil, A. Ruiz and Stephen T. Hilton, A Common Precursor Approach to Structurally Diverse Natural Products: The Synthesis of the Core Structure of (±)-Clausenamide and the Total Synthesis of (±)-Hyalodendrin, ChemInform Abstract, 47 (DOI: 10.1002/chin.201615198).

  • Blanka R. Szulc, Bruno C. Sil, A. Ruiz and Stephen T. Hilton, A Common Precursor Approach to Structurally Diverse Natural Products: The Synthesis of the Core Structure of (±)-Clausenamide and the Total Synthesis of (±)-Hyalodendrin, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Volume 2015, Issue 34, December 2015, pages 7438–7442 (DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201501256).

  • B. Sil, S.T. Hilton, A Mild and Convenient Base Catalysed Approach to Disubstituted Epidithiodiketopiperazines, ChemInform Abstract, 45 (DOI: 10.1002/chin.201417057).

  • 246st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. Abstract accepted and published: B. Sil, S.T. Hilton, ETPs as anticancer agents: Synthesis and biological activity.

  • B. Sil, S.T. Hilton, A Mild and Convenient Base Catalysed Approach to Disubstituted Epidithiodiketopiperazines, SYNLETT, 24 (19) 2563 – 2566 (DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1340161).

  • 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, California. Abstracts accepted and published: Bruno Sil, Stephen Hilton. Diversity from Simplicity – A Common Precursor Approach Towards Natural Products Structures.

Email: b.dasilvasildossantos@londonmet.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7133 2151

Room T12-02, Tower Building
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB