I was the recipient of a 4-year PhD Scholarship (ref. SFRH/BD/31273/2006) from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology –FCT, the main funding agency for research in Portugal. I have a background in Biology and my doctoral dissertation work discoursed on the Genetics of Asthma in the Madeira Island Population. I graduated in 2015 in Biological Sciences, by the University of Madeira, Portugal, with the qualitative classification of Approved by Unanimous Vote.
I have experience in managing cohorts, collecting biological samples for DNA analysis, administering questionnaires, and statistical analysis of data.
I have been a teaching assistant of Molecular Biology (2006-2007) and Genetics (2006-2010) for the undergraduate Biology programme at the University of Madeira, Portugal.
I have been a visiting researcher in multiple research groups related to life sciences and environment at the Oulu Biocenter, Finland (2010, 2012 and 2013) and also visited the Advanced Life Science Department, University of Tokyo, Japan in 2014.
I have been the main contact point for GRAGE project, an EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie RISE action, of which the University of Oulu was an active partner, from 2014-2018. I have assisted with project management, gaining experience in handling international interdisciplinary consortia within the H2020 framework.
I’m currently the Administrative Coordinator at the Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, providing support as a project manager and with everyday administrative operations within the unit.
I also play the role of Teacher-Tutor for the Computer Science and Engineering International Master’s Programme, Applied Computing track, guiding and supporting students in their study planning and learning processes.