PEOPLE

Paula A Videira

Paula A Videira

Principal Investigator

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

Carlota   Pascoal

Carlota Pascoal

PhD Student in Biology

Carlota Pascoal has a BSc in Biochemistry degree by Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) and MSc degree in Biochemistry for Health from a partnership between Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ITQB-UNL), NOVA School of Science and Technology, Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciência (IGC) and Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas (CEDOC).
Daniela  Barreira

Daniela Barreira

PhD Student in Biology

Daniela Barreira has a BSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology degree by NOVA School of Science and Technology and MSc degree in Biopharmaceutical Sciences from Universidade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa (FFUL), having conducted her Master Thesis project in Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas (CEDOC) of NOVA Medical School. Presently, she is doing her PhD which is aimed at understanding the impact of SARS-CoV-2 glycosylation in the viral infection and evaluate the potential glycan-based strategies for COVID-19 treatment and infection control.

Danielle  Almeida

Danielle Almeida

PhD Student in Biology

Danielle Almeida has a BSc degree in Biological Sciences by Universidade Gama Filho (Brasil - Rio de Janeiro) and a MSc degree in Health Surveillance by Fiocruz (Brasil - Rio de Janeiro). She is currently doing her PhD in Biology, which is focused on discovering new ways to increase the anti-tumour therapeutic potential of human dendritic cells in combination with immune checkpoint blockers.

João  Rabaça

João Rabaça

MSc Student in Biology

João Rabaça has a BSc degree in Celular and Molecular biology by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT-UNL).

He is currently taking a MSc in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine by FCT-UNL, which is focused on exploring the effects of altered glycosylation on the immune system.

Rita  Francisco

Rita Francisco

PhD Student in Biology

Rita Francisco holds a BSc degree in Genetics and Biotechnology from University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) as well as a MSc degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Minho. She is currently doing her PhD in Biology at FCT focusing on better understanding immunological involvement in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG) patients.

Rita A Lourenço

Rita A Lourenço

PhD Student in Biology

NOVA School of Science and Technology, Departamento Ciências da Vida

Rita Lourenço has a BSc degree in Celular and Molecular biology and an MSc in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine, both by NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA). She is currently taking her PhD in Biology by FCT NOVA. This project focuses on studying sialic acid manipulation strategies as new immunotherapy approaches and its association with drug-carrying hydrogels. The work is conducted in the Glycoimmunology Lab at FCT NOVA in partnership with Stemmatters SA.
This PhD is supported by a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

Sandra  Brasil

Sandra Brasil

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr Sandra Brasil has a Biochemistry degree and a PhD in Pharmacy (in the field of Molecular and Cellular Biology) from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. From 2013 to 2017 she was a post-doc at prof. Belén Pérez’s lab in CBMSO-Madrid, Spain working in the field of Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDGs). Her main focus has been the study of new therapeutic targets and approaches to ameliorating patients' symptoms and quality of life.

Zélia  Silva

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 and the modulation of surface sialic acid content by ectosialyltransferases present at the cell surface. Her work has also contributed to elucidating the significant importance of sialic acid content of DC´s immunogenicity modulation.