Maria Rosrio Almeida

Maria Rosrio Almeida

University of Coimbra,, Portugal

Biography :

MRAlmeida is a Clinical Laboratory Geneticist (CLG) and a Senior Investigator of the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology at University of Coimbra in Portugal. In 2001, she received her PhD in Human Genetics from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Newcastle in UK, where she stayed as a post-doctoral fellow until 2003. Currently, her research focuses on the genetic basis of several brain diseases such as: AD, FTD, ALS, PD and SVD. Thus, she applies a variety of molecular techniques, including advanced genomic sequencing approaches, to identify causative variants that lead to disease, or potential future therapeutic targets.