Maria Inês Almeida

Maria Inês Almeida is a Project Leader at Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S) and an Assistant Investigator at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar (ICBAS), University of Porto. Her scientific career has been devoted to the study of biological processes and molecular pathways associated with non-coding RNAs (microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs). Her goal is to take non-coding RNA therapies into the clinics.

In 2009, she moved to MDAnderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, USA, to investigate the role of non-coding RNAs in cancer. After finishing the PhD (2012), she joined Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica (INEB) to search how non-coding RNAs could promote tissue regeneration and repair, and modulate inflammation. She is also interested in using extracellular vesicles/exosomes-mediated microRNA and RNA molecules for regenerative medicine. Her current ambition is to develop alternative treatments using non-coding RNA as tools to improve recovery time and quality of life for patients who suffer bone fractures, or have been diagnosed with bone diseases (e.g. osteoporosis, myeloma bone disease, etc) and other osteoarticular conditions.

Main research topics: Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Regenerative Medicine and Cancer.


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