Departamento de Biologia | Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia

Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais Mediterrânicas

7002-554 Évora PORTUGAL

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Full name: Fernando Manuel Salvado Capela e Silva

Quoting name: Capela e Silva, F.

Career level: Professor Auxiliar

Scientific domain: Ciências Naturais-Ciências Biológicas

Graduation in Animal Science and PhD in Biology. Assistant Professor in Department of Biology, Évora University, Portugal. Researcher in Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Évora University, Portugal.


Animal Histology and Embryology (MSc in Veterinary Medicine)

Area of scientific activity (ID ORCID)

Comparative Animal Histology and Cytology. Functional Morphology and Adaptive Processes. Biomarkers of Tissue Function, Injury and Repair.

Current research interests

1. Skeletal Biology: Functional morphology and comparative histology of bird and mammal bones; Factors affecting bone development, growth, and repair; Bone responses to materials and evaluation of local and systemic effects of their degradation products.

2. Oral Biology: The effects of saliva on hard and soft oral tissues; Effects of diet and hormonal factors on morphophysiological adaptations of lingual and major salivary glands.

Ongoing Projects

  • Resorbable Ceramic Biocomposites for Orthopaedic and Maxillofacial Applications - RESTORATION (FP7 Collaborative project targeted to SMEs). Participante/Participant
  • Sistema de alimentação fisiológica para avaliação in vivo do comportamento de implantes ósseos/Physiologic supply system for in vivo evaluation of bone implants behavior [PTDC/EME-PME/105465/2008; 2010-2013]. Participante/Participant
  • Componentes cerâmicos de nitreto de silício revestidos por diamante cvd nanocristalino para prótese total da anca (HIPCerDiam)/Silicon nitride ceramic components coated with nanocrystalline CVD diamond for total hip replacement (HIPCerDiam) [PTDC/EME-PME/112910/2009; 2011-2014]. Participante/Participant.