People

Paula A Videira

Paula A Videira

Principal Investigator

Departamento Ciências da Vida Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Universidade Nova Lisboa

c) Zélia  Silva

c) Zélia Silva

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Zélia Silva holds a PhD in Biochemistry and is a Pos Doc researcher who has been studying the role of glycans in the biology of immune dendritic cells (DCs) and cancer. She has studied the role of DC´s sialylated glycans on trafficking as well as the modulation of surface sialic acid content by ectosialyltransferases present at cell surface.  She has contributed to the elucidation of the major importance of sialic acid content on DC´s immunogenicity.

Carlos  Novo

Carlos Novo

Assistant Researcher

Carlos Novo has a Chemistry degree from the Science Faculty of the Classic University of Lisbon and a PhD in Biochemistry, King’s College London.

d) Myléne  Carrascal

d) Myléne Carrascal

PhD Student in Life Sciences

e) Tiago   Ferro

e) Tiago Ferro

PhD student in Bioengineering

Tiago João Ferro holds a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics from the University of Lisbon. He is currently a medical student at NOVA Medical School (NMS|FCM-UNL) and a PhD student on Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa exploring the field of immuno-oncology. Over the last years he has worked with stem cells, being involved on the ex-vivo blood production using umbilical cord blood stem cells at Imperial College London.

f) Liliana  Loureiro

f) Liliana Loureiro

PhD student in Bioengineering

Liliana Loureiro holds a Master´s degree in Molecular Biotechnology from University of Aveiro where she also did previously her undergraduate in Biotechnology. Currently, she is studying the field of therapeutic antibodies in cancer as a PhD student in the PhD Program in Bioengineering - Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine from Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon. During her master thesis, she worked with a protein associated with Parkinson´s disease and their mutants – DJ-1- to discover new binding partners of interest.

g) Roberta  Zoppi

g) Roberta Zoppi

PhD student in Biology

Roberta Zoppi graduated at MSc in Molecular Biology and Virology at the School of Medicine, Imperial College, London, where she specialised in FRET technique. Her training is in the field of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and she has received her basic degree in Biotechnology, both from the University of Perugia, Italy.

h) Fanny   Deschepper

h) Fanny Deschepper

PhD Student in Biology

Fanny comes from France. In 2013, she had a Bachelor degree in Biology speciality Biochemistry from University Lille I – Sciences and Technologies. She obtained a MSc degree in Biology Health in 2015 (University Lille I – Sciences and Technologies).

i) Diana  Sousa

i) Diana Sousa

MSc in Biochemistry for Health

Diana completed her Biochemistry degree in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT-UNL) in 2014. She attended the Master Course of Biochemistry for Health in the same faculty, in collaboration with NOVA Medical School (FCM-UNL) and with Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB-UNL). Her master thesis, entitled “Improving anti-tumor immune responses against cancer cells” was performed under the supervision of Professor Paula Videira, Dr.

j) Constança  Amaral

j) Constança Amaral

MSc Student in Biochemistry for Health

Constança Amaral has a Biology degree by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC) in 2015 and is currently attending the Master Course of Biochemistry for Health of Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ITQB-UNL), NOVA Medical School (FCM-UNL) and Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL).

k) Carlota   Pascoal

k) Carlota Pascoal

MSc Student in Biochemistry for Health

Carlota Pascoal has a biochemistry degree by Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL), and is currently attending the Master course of Biochemistry for Health of Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ITQB-UNL).
​Her main goal is to contribute for the improvement of Public Health. She is highly motivated and committed in her recently approved Master Thesis Project ''Assessing immune response in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation''.