After my PhD studies in Professor Rodrigues’ laboratory (iMed.UL, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon), under her supervision and Dr Castro’s, to investigate the changes in the apoptosis and microRNAs among morbid obese patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases, my postdoc is being conducted under Dr. Ruas mentorship, where I pretend to unrole novel mechanisms that are involved in skeletal muscle mass and function.
Oct 2009–Sep 2013 PhD in Biochemistry at Research Institute for Medicines and Pharmaceutical Sciences · Molecular and Cell Biology of Eukaryotic Systems, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 2003– Apr 2009 Integrated Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSc plus MSc) at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
I have been teaching Pharmacology and Physiology to Medical Students and Biomedical Students.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
2015 Lars Hiertas Minne Forskningsprojekt Stiftelsen to Duarte Ferreira. Lars-Hierta-Gedächtnis-Stiftung (Sweden). ~ EURO 5 200 /Year (2016)
2014 Lars Hiertas Minne Forskningsprojekt Stiftelsen to Duarte Ferreira. Lars-Hierta-Gedächtnis-Stiftung (Sweden). ~ EURO 5 200 /Year (2015)
01/01/2014 – 31/12/2015 Postdoctoral fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
04/2013 Honour Award for the work “miR-34a and JNK Activation in Primary Rat Hepatocyte Apoptosis Induced by Cytotoxic Bile Acids”, Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology, Lisbon, Portugal
06/2012 Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology’s Investigation Support Award for the work “Apoptosis and insulin resistance in liver and peripheral tissues of morbidly obese patients is associated with different stages of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease”, Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology, Lisbon, Portugal
10/2011 Oral Free Paper Prize Best Oral Communication, United European Gastroenterology Federation, Stockholm, Sweden
01/10/2009 – 30/09/2013 Ph.D. Fellowship (SFRH/BD/60521/2009), “Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia", Lisbon, Portugal
Identification of microRNAs during rat liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy and modulation by ursodeoxycholic acid
American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology 2010;299(4):G887-97