Stemness & Metastasis: Advances in Research and Clinical Translation
20-21 May 2021

Raquel Almeida

Differentiation & Cancer, i3S, Porto, Portugal

Raquel Almeida is Principal Researcher and Group Leader of the Group Differentiation and Cancer at i3S, Porto. She is also an Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto. She obtained her BSc in Biology in 1994 and her PhD in Human Biology in 2000, at the University of Porto. The PhD studies were performed in the University of Copenhagen, under the supervision of Professor Henrik Clausen, on the identification and characterization of glycosyltransferase gene families followed by a post-doc and a researcher position at Ipatimup, studying preneoplastic lesions and gastric cancer. In 2013, she established her group focusing on transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms involved in gastrointestinal cancer progression and therapy resistance. She has authored or co-authored 70 international scientific publications.