Sept 2018–Feb 2021 : MSc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics (Final score: 19 out of 20)
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Human Genetics (19), Immunity and Disease (16), Molecular Methods (18), Virology (19), Human Molecular Biology (18), Introduction to Microbiology and Health (19), Forensic Genetics (20)
2015–2018 : BSc. in Biochemistry (Final score: 15 out of 20)
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Biochemistry I/II (13;17), Computational Biochemistry (15), Microbiology (17), Molecular Biology (18), Enzymology (19), Immunology (15)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES :
July 2019–July 2021 : Master’s thesis – Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Liver Stage Development of Plasmodium Parasites and Whole-Organism Vaccination Against Malaria (Score: 20 out of 20) –
Article under preparation.
Thesis developed at Miguel Prudêncio’s Laboratory in Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM) | Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa
Supervisor: António M. Mendes, PhD
Co-supervisor: Miguel Prudêncio, PhD | Helena Nunes Cabaço, PhD
Sept 2018–Mar 2019 : Curricular Internship – Long-Read Based Assembly and Comparative Genomics of Representative Genomes from Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains Endemic to Lisbon (Score: 17 out of 20)
Internship developed at Isabel Portugal’s Laboratory in Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa
Supervisor: João Perdigão, PhD | Co-supervisor: Isabel Portugal, PhD
Feb 2018–June 2018 : Volunteer Internship – Effect of Food Preparations on In Vitro Bioactivities and Chemical Components of Fucus vesiculosus
Internship developed at Maria Luisa Serralheiro’s Laboratory in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Supervisor: Maria Serralheiro, PhD
Aug 2017–Sept 2017 : Volunteer Internship – General Works at Grape Harvesting and Chemical Analysis of Wines
Internship developed in ROZÈS, S.A., Peso da Régua (Portugal)
Supervisor: Luciano Madureira, Production Director
PERSONAL SKILLS :
- Work-related skills
Good laboratory practices acquired in practical classes, internships and during master’s thesis development.
Experience in techniques such as RNA extraction from tissue, RT-qPCR, multiparameter flow cytometry, cell culture, immunofluorescence and bioluminescence microscopy .
Extensive experience in handling murine models and substance administration via oral and injection routes – Course on Laboratory Animal Science (FELASA – Category B).
- Technological skills
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office.Great knowledge with software of data analysis such as Graphpad.
Basic skill with FlowJo and Image J software.
Basic knowledge of Linux operating system.
Experience in processing DNA sequence data and genome annotation
- Management skills
Great organizational and project management skills acquired in the classroom context, internships and thesis development. Self-management and decision making skills. Good teamwork spirit obtained in several group projects during the academic course as well as during the master’s thesis development.
- Communication skills
Great written and verbal communication skills acquired over several group projects during classes, in English course lessons, written and oral communications and laboratory meetings.
Easily adaptable to multicultural environments
Fluent writing and speaking of the native tongue – Portuguese.
Holder of the Cambridge English Linguaskill Test Certificate (CEFR Level B2)
BioMalPar XVII May 2021 : EMBL Conference: Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite where I presented a Poster and attended several seminars lectured by national and international Researchers from the malaria field.
AIMS Meeting 2021 Mar 2021 : AIMS Meeting [Annual International (bio)Medical Students Meeting] 2021 where I attended several seminars lectured by national and international Clinicians and Researchers, from different fields, and participated in 2 research-related workshops
“Best Master Thesis” Awards iMM Lisbon Feb 2021 : Second prize-winner of the 2020 “Best Master Thesis” Awards iMM. Iniciative developed by the career development service of Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes aimed at identifying the best master students at iMM and hence disseminate the quality of the scientific work developed in this institute – Video Pitch: https://bit.ly/3quTQbo.
iMed 12.0 Fundação AstraZeneca Innovate Competition Oct 2020 : Poster presentation about the project developed during the master’s thesis. This initiative aimed at encouraging students to develop original proposals in order to bring innovation to the way research is currently done and perceived and to allow the dissemination of scientific research works.
European Researchers’ Night Nov 2019 : Participation in the European Researchers’ Night, held in Lisbon. This initiative aims at celebrating science and bringing it closer to citizens, taking place simultaneously in more than 30 countries and 300 cities throughout Europe
XI ENEBIOQ Mar 2018 : Attendance at the Eleventh Edition of the National Meeting of Biochemistry Students, held in Porto, March 23-26, 2018.
- COURSES :
Third Edition of Floxflow Course: Principles and Applications of Flow Cytometry – Basic & Advanced Modules, hosted by Champalimaud Foundation from 10th May to 17th May 2021.Online Course on “Scholarly Communication”, offered by Coursera, from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (4 weeks, 3-4h per week).
Online Course on “Academic Literacy”, offered by Coursera, from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (4 weeks, 2-4h per week)
- WORKSHOPS :
Participation in the Workshop on “Scientific Proficiency: Learning From the Best” integrated in the AIMS Meeting 2021, in Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL).Participation in the Workshop on “Graphical Design in Biosciences” integrated in the AIMS Meeting 2021, in Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL).
Participation in the Workshop on “Cytometry Data Analysis on FlowJo v10 (Seminar and Training)” that took place on 13th February, 2020, in Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC).
Participation in the Workshop on “Hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria and their promising role in the bioremediation of marine environments after pretoleum spills” integrated in the XI ENEBIOQ, in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP).
Participation in the Workshop on “Discovering the world of crystals – from molecular biology to nanotechnology” integrated in the XI ENEBIOQ, in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP).
- INITIATIVES :Member of the Students Council of Biochemistry of Universidade de Lisboa, during the whole Bachelor’s Degree.
Volunteer at Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome, Lisboa – Portugal (2016)
Institution of Social Solidarity that fights against waste of food products, directing them to those in need