Clinical Laboratory Geneticist, certified by the European Board of Medical Genetics.
PhD in Biomedicine from ICBAS, University of Porto, with a thesis in advances in the Molecular Characterization of Congenital Erythrocytosis.
Coordinator of the Eryhtropatholoy and Iron Metabolism Laboratory at Hematology Department, University Hospital Coimbra, an EuroBloodNet european reference for the diagnosis of Congenital Red Blood Cell Diseases.
Principal researcher at the Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS), University of Coimbra.
Main scientific areas of research are Hemoglobinopathies, Congenital Hemolytic Anemias and Congenital Erythrocytosis. In addition to research activities, is involved in national and international scientific collaborations being member of the European network for Experts on the Molecular Diagnosis of Myeloproliferative Neoplasm and MPN-related congenital diseases (MPN&MPNr-Euronet), the EuroBloodNet, the Red Cell and Iron Disorders group of EHA and the Human Variome Project.
Member of the board of the Portuguese Hemoglobinopathies’ patients association (Associação Portuguesa de Pais e Doentes com Hemoglobinopatias – APPDH) and founding member of the Portuguese Society of Human Genetics.