Rafaela Abrantes

  • Visiting PhD candidate (U. Porto); MSc
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Universtity of Porto

PTDC/MEC-ONC

 

Education:

2020 - present - Doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences, i3S, Porto; Oslo University Hospital, Norway. Project entitled "GLYCO CAR-Ts: Development of novel immune-based cancer therapy directed to tumour-associated glycoepitopes".

2017 - 2019 - Master degree in Biochemistry, University of Porto, Portugal. Specialties:Industrial Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Oncobiology, Molecular Signaling, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry.

2014 - 2017 - Bachelor degree in Biochemistry, University of Porto, Portugal. Specialties: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology, Organic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Biological Chemistry and Food Chemistry. 

 

Professional Experience:

February 2021 - present: PhD Research Fellowship. Doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences, i3S, Porto; Oslo University Hospital, Norway. Project entitled "GLYCO CAR-Ts: Development of novel immune-based cancer therapy directed to tumour-associated glycoepitopes".

January 2020 - January 2021: Research Fellowship at Institute of Health Innovation and Research, Porto. Project entitled "GastroCure - Bioactive Soybean and Cruciferous extracts towards application in gastrointestinal disorders: development, characterization and delivery".

September – December 2019: Research Fellowship at Institute of Health Innovation and Research, Porto. Project entitled "Gycosylation alterations in cancer cell invasion and metastasis".

 

Research interests/projects: 

  • Glycobiology
  • Cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chimeric antigen recepor (CAR)-T cells
 
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