Marlise Araújo dos Santos is a Brazilian pharmacist and specialist in Industrial Pharmacy. She holds a degree in Pharmacy and a Master’s in Pharmaceutical Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology and Aerospace Pharmacy from King’s College London. Marlise was for many years 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, based at the MicroG Centre, PUCRS. Currently, she lectures on Space Pharmacology for the Space Physiology and Health MSc at King’s College London, and was a member of the Advisory Board of the former Human Spaceflight Capitalisation Office.
Her 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, among others. Marlise is 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.