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Professor Assist of Genetics in the New Medical School/Faculty of Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon since 1996.

Medical Doctor from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon (1978) and PhD in Medicine in Genetics Specialty, Faculty of Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon (1996).

Specialist in Medical Genetics by the Portuguese Medical Association (1999).

She worked in Portuguese and French Hospitals in particular S.ta Marta, S. José, Curry Cabral, Magalhães Coutinho, D.Estefânea, Egas Moniz, Groupe Hospitalier de la Timone (Marseille), Clinique Génétique Medical -H. Necker (Paris).

She integrated research teams from various projects of the Department of Genetics, financed by the EU, JNICT, FCG, FLAD and LPCC, having worked in the themes: inborn errors of metabolism, cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization, DNA damage, oxygen radicals, radiation, telomeres and telomerase, cancer, and aging. She was a member of the Centre for Research in Human Molecular Genetics (CIGMH) e now is member of the Centre for Toxicogenomics and Human Health (ToxOmics).

She was member of the Board of the Association of Portuguese Catholic Doctors.

She presented or was co-author of 31 original scientific communications, 22 abstracts published in books and 9 published in international scientific journals (impact factor 2.188-12.386). She was awarded for its communication in the "19th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology". She wrote three monographs. She has authored or co-authored 17 scientific articles, 4 in national journals, 12 in international journals with referees (impact factor 1.764-5.108) and 1 in a book published by Plenum Press. Email:

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research interests: chromosomal fragile sites


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