Paula A Videira

Paula A Videira

Principal Investigator

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

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.

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), Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia - UNL (FCT-UNL), Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciência (IGC) and Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas (CEDOC).

Danielle Almeida

PhD Student in Biology

Fanny   Deschepper

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).

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 Adubeiro Lourenço

Rita Adubeiro Lourenço

PhD Student in Biology

Rita Lourenço has a BSc degree in Celular and Molecular biology and a MSc in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine, both by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT-UNL). Currently she is taking her PhD in Biology by FCT-UNL, which is focused in the study of sialic acid manipulation strategies has new immunotherapy approaches.

This PhD is supported by a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

Roberta  Zoppi

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.

Sandra Brasil

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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 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.