Susana Palma

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


Current Position

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Research Project

SCENT – Hybrid gels for rapid microbial detection


PhD in Bioegineering Systems (MIT-Portugal Program) at Faculdade de Ciências e
Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (2015)

MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa


  • First Honorable Mention, sposored by Hovione, at SHIC'11 - Solvay & Hovione Innovation Challenge 2011, for the participation in the project "Affinity Layering - An Innovative Approach Towards Cancer Theranostics" (2011).
  • Bio-Innovation Teams project award for the "Strongest Business Model", MIT-Portugal Program (2010).

Former Positions

  • 2010-2015 - PhD Student at the Biomolecular Engineering Lab, FCT-NOVA (MIT - Portugal Program)
  • 2007-2010 - Researcher at PLUX - Wireless Biosignals, S.A. (Portugal)
  • 2012 Oct-Dec -  Visiting Scientist at Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM) - Department of Biomaterials and Bioinspired Materials, Madrid (Spain)

Office 526, Chemistry Department, FCT-NOVA

Phone: +351 212 949 624 (ext 10984)