Católica Medical Seminar | Maria João Amorim

Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 12:30

Católica Medical School invites you to participate in the seminar on “How Understanding Mechanisms of Viral Replication and Transmission is Key to Effective Viral Infection Control", which will take place on May 16th 2024 a 12:30 pm at Católica Medical School Multicare auditorium.

Keynote speaker: Maria João Amorim, MD

hosted by Helena Reis

Maria João Amorim is an Associate Professor at the Medical School, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and a group leader and vice director at Católica Biomedical Research Centre. She studied Biochemistry at Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, did her PhD research at the University of Cambridge, UK, and has done postdocs at the National Institute for Medical Research in the UK, and at the University of Cambridge in the UK too. She started her group at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in 2012 and currently, she has double affiliation to Católica Biomedical Research Centre and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Her group focuses on host-pathogen interactions using as a model system influenza A virus and influenza B virus. Since SARS-CoV-2 pandemics, she became interested in finding novel methods of diagnostic and testing mechanisms that neutralize viral entry. She is an international leader visiting program alumni, a premier exchange program from the US State Department, and her research is supported by the European Research Council, La Caixa, Horizon 2023, Boehringer Foundation, and FCT. Maria João finds it important to engage and inform the general public, and hence has participated in many outreach actions, representing the virology/scientific community, including in TV and Radio broadcasts, documentaries, press releases, and has published pieces about vaccination, virology and SARS-CoV-2/COVID.

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