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UCF Team in 2022. Photo: José Rino

Head of Unit

Mariana Fernandes has a MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She had her first contact with flow cytometry while working as a research technician and during her Master’s. During this time, she was involved in several projects focused in characterizing the internalization of classic and new antileishmanial drugs or compounds by macrophages infected with Leishmania spp. Her first flow cytometry work began in 2015, as a technician in the Flow Cytometry Unit at iMM. Afterwards, she moved to the IGC Flow Cytometry Facility as a Research Support Specialist, where she worked for several years. With the obtained experience, she embraced a new challenge, going to the Institute of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, where she set up and managed the new Benjamin Franklin Flow Cytometry Facility. In 2021, she was appointed as Head of Flow Cytometry Unit at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM).

Technical Support

Andreia Santos has a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Genetic and Molecular Biology from Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa. Andreia joined the Flow Cytometry Unit in September 2017 after working at Ana Espada de Sousa’s lab on human T-cell development, namely the role of IL-4 in the lineage plasticity of human CD4 single positive thymocytes.

Margarida Araújo has a BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. Margarida joined the Flow Cytometry Unit in October 2021, after working at the Neuronal Trafficking in Aging Lab at NOVA Medical School, where she studied the role of a genetic mutation in the cellular pathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

Rute Gonçalves has a BSc in Biochemistry from University of Coimbra and a MSc in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Rute joined the Flow Cytometry Unit in December 2018, after working at the Immunobiology and Pathogenesis Lab at CEDOC, under the supervision of Dra. Helena Soares. She was also responsible for CEDOC’s Flow Cytometry Facility from April 2018 to October 2018, providing cell sorting services, supporting researchers in cell analyzers as well as software and data analysis and performing all the daily equipment maintenance and quality control.

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