Dr Renata Nedel Pertile

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute
+61 7 334 66362


Renata received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Minho, Portugal, in 2010. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences in Brazil (2004) and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC, Brazil (2007). Renata has over 10 years of experience in using techniques like Animal Cell Culture, Molecular Biology and Tissue Engineering/Biomaterials to conduct experiments in various research fields. More recently, she spent one year working on Animal Behaviour and Genetics at the Cell Biology and Development Department at Federal University of Santa Catarina, studying animal models of anxiety. Since 2014, Renata works at the Queensland Brain Institute in Brisbane, researching the impact of vitamin D deficiency on brain development and the ontogeny of dopaminergic neurons.


  • PhD (Biodmedical Engineering), Universidade do Minho


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Book Chapter

  • Andrade, Fabia Karine, Pertile, Renata Ap. Nedel, Dourado, Fernando and Gama, Francisco M. (2010). Bacterial cellulose: properties, production and applications. In Cellulose: structure and properties, derivatives and industrial uses (pp. 427-458) New York, New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Cui, X., Pertile, R. and Eyles, D. (2015). The association of the vitamin D receptor and nuclear matrix in a neuroblastoma line. In: 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD, Australia, (252-252). 23-27 August 2015. doi:10.1111/jnc.13189