Sofia G. Meirinho

Sofia Meirinho is a Junior Researcher at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) – University of Minho. She received a degree in Biotechnology Engineering (2004 from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança), a MSC in Quality and Food Safety (2009 from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança), and a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineiring (2016) from University of Minho. During her scientific training, she was involved in the areas of Engineering and Technology, and Biomedical Sciences with emphasis on genetic sensors-based high-throughput screening platform for antimalarial development. Her research interests are mainly in biomedical applications; malaria diagnostic tools; antimalarial drugs; apatasensors; electrochemical biosensors; nanomaterials.

Scientific Highlights

2019: Researcher activities in the project MalPharm – “Plataforma de rastreio de alto rendimento para desenvolver antimaláricos”.

2021: Co-IR in the project Mechanisms of action and resistance to the antimalarial Purydrazide.


Basic mechanisms of degeneration/regeneration

This project dedicates to fundamental research to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) pathophysiology.

In the context of PD, we focus on addressing how…

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