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currently a post doctoral fellow at gulbenkian institute of Sciences with 15 years experience as a life science Researcher. phd in Cell biology at erasmus University, the netherlands. several Teaching and Volunteer experience. interested in science Education and gender equality.


Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Since August 2010
    Postdoctoral fellow at gulbenkian institute of science supervised by dr monica bettencourt dias on a project entitled “role of microtubule regulators in centriole biogenesis and length control”. competitive postdoc fellowships: embo long term fellowship (embo altf 1088-2009), marie curie intra european fellowship and fct (portuguese foundation for science and technology) postdoctoral fellowship. Postdoctoral fellow at Gulbenkian Institute of Science supervised by Dr Monica Bettencourt Dias on a project entitled “Role of Microtubule Regulators in Centriole Biogenesis and Length Control”. Competitive Postdoc Fellowships: EMBO long term fellowship (EMBO ALTF 1088-2009), Marie Curie Intra European fellowship and FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) postdoctoral fellowship.

Past Experience

  • PhD student

    April 2006 --- March 2010
    PhD student at erasmus University rotterdam at erasmus medical centre supervised by dr anna akhmanova on a project entitled “the role of microtubule plus end tracking Proteins (+tips) in Cell architecture”. competitive phd fellowship from fct (portuguese foundation for science and technology).

  • Research Assistant

    September 2001 --- March 2006
    Research fellow at the Molecular genetics of mitosis Laboratory in Molecular and Cellular Biology institute of porto (ibmc), under the supervision of Professor claudio sunkel. i worked on the project "molecular and genetics Analysis of Proteins required to organization and function of the mitotic apparatus: identification of either enhancers or suppressors of mast".

  • Assistant Professor in Genetics and Molecular Biology

    January 2005 --- January 2006
    Teaching practical classes, make and correct exams and final reports

  • Master student

    January 2003 --- January 2005
    master Student at a master program "advanced molecular biology methods" at the University of aveiro, supervised by Professor claudio sunkel. i wrote my master thesis on “functional Analysis of microtubule binding domain of mast”.

  • Assistant Professor of Animal Physiology

    January 2000 --- January 2001
    Teaching practical classes. make and correct exams and final reports.


Self Assessment :
Biochemistry Cell biology Labtechnician R&D Scientific writingAnimal ModelsAntibodiesBioanalysisBiomedical SciencesBiologyBudget ManagementCancer ResearchCell Based AssaysCell CultureCommunication SkillsConfocal MicroscopyDNAElectrophoresisELISAEnglishEnzyme AssaysFluorescence MicroscopyGrant PreparationGrant Writinggrant writing and designGraphPad PrismHigh Throughput Screening (HTS)ImmunofluorescenceImmunoprecipitationIn VitroIn VivoInternational Project ManagementLaboratoryLaboratory ManagementLaboratory ResearchLaboratory SkillsLaboratory study designLaboratory TechniquesLeadershipLife SciencesMammalian Cell CulturemanagementMedical writingMicroscopyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordMolecular & Cellular Biologymolecular biologyMolecular CloningoncologyOutsourcingPCRPhysiologyPowerPointPresentation SkillsProject ManagementProject PlanningProtein ExpressionProtein PurificationProteinsrecombinant DNA technologyReport WritingResearchscienceScientific CommunicationsScientific WritingSDS-PAGESequence AnalysisSocial MediaSocial SkillsStatistical Data AnalysisStrategic PlanningTeachingTeamworkTeam ManagementTissue CultureTime ManagementTransfectionTroubleshootingWestern Blotting
LinkedIn Assessment :
Researchmolecular biologyCell biologyscienceLife SciencesTeachingMicroscopyFluorescence MicroscopyCell CultureBiochemistryCellEnglishPCRGeneticsWestern BlottingConfocal MicroscopyLaboratoryProtein ExpressionScientific WritingEditingProject PlanningMolecular geneticsCentriolesMicrotubulesProtein PurificationGrant WritingProject ManagementBiotechnologyMolecular & Cellular BiologyMicrosoft OfficePhotoshopImageJNon-profit VolunteeringEvents OrganisationMolecular CloningqPCRProtein chemistryImmunohistochemistryBioinformaticsDNAStatisticsMicrosoft ExcelPowerPointTeacher TrainingTeam Workin vitro systems

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Control data Guide students Report data Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsAdjust methodsAnalyze proteinAttend investigator meetingAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companybudgeting of R&D activitiesCell cultureCollaborate with PI and institution to respond to any audit findings and implement-approved recommendations.Collaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamCommunicate with investigatorCommunicationConduct animal studiesConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesCoordinate projectsDesign the studyDevelop protocolsInterpret research resultsLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredLiaise with research teamLiaise with research team in order to accurately collect and record datalifescienceManage budgetsManage multiple projectsManage research projectsManuscript preparation and reviewOptimize assay performanceOral presentationOrganise meetingsOperate research equipmentPresent data at congressPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsR&DStorytellingTeachingTeach university studentsUnderstand protocolsUse fluorescence microscopyUse laboratory techniquesUse western blotting techniqueWrite documentsWrite final reportsWrite papersWritten presentation


  • in Physiology: Modern Cell Biology Using Microscopic, Biochemical and Computational Approaches course from Marine Biology Laboratory (MBL) Woods Hole in 2010
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2010
  • Master's Degree in Molecular Medicine from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2007
  • in Course on Laboratory Animal Science (level C from FELASA) from Utrecht University in 2006
  • Master's Degree in Advanced Molecular Biology Methods from Universidade de Aveiro in 2005
  • Bachelor's Degree in Zoology/Animal Biology from Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in 2000

Area / Region

Brussels, Belgium


Driving License
  • No

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