Currently a PhD student (2022-2026) at PDBEB, with BSc and MSc in Biology. Research work at LBioMiT (CNC-UC, 2020-now) in mitochondrial biomedicine research & diagnostics, particularly human genetics, as well as pharmacogenomics/precision medicine. Other responsibilities include science communication and support to students and visiting professionals. Currently part of the organization of PubhD Coimbra. Hobbies include reading (plus creation of online community events, “readathons”) and amateur art, particularly a personal pottery project SARAMICS ( or, which combines ceramics and science.


Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biomedicine and Theranostics, CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra

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Information of exclusive responsibility of the researcher 17-12-2023 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

2022/09/01 -

LHON.inSight - Mitochondria-derived Peptides in intra- and inter-cellular communication: novel insights in LHON


PhD Student Fellow

Universidade de Coimbra Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar; CNC.IBILI; Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular; University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Funders: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2022/03/20 - 2023/03/19

Mit.OnOff - Malfunctions of the energy factory

fbr_oc2_01_universidade de coimbra


Universidade de Coimbra

Funders: EEA Grants

2021/10/01 - 2021/12/31

Research Grant at LBioMiT


Research Fellow

2020/07/01 -

4Epilepsy - Promoting the quality-of-life of epileptic patients through personalized medicine



Funders: European Regional Development Fund

2018/07/15 - 2019/12/09

Providing free of charge complete genetic tests to all Portuguese patients with a clinical and instrumental diagnosis of Optic Nerve Atrophy



Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

Funders: Santhera Pharmaceuticals Schweiz AG

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