CNC, University of Coimbra, PT
Luísa Cortes got her PhD in Biochemistry, at the University of Coimbra, studying the involvement of pollen proteases in the initial steps of allergic response. She then moved to Prof. Ana Luísa Carvalho lab, at CNBC, as a Post-doc fellow, studying the intracellular localization of ataxin-3, the expanded polyQ protein in Machado-Joseph Disease. Presently, Luisa Cortes is the Head of the MICC - Microscopy Imaging Center of Coimbra at the CNC (since 2007), Coordinator of the Advanced Optical Microscopy Laboratory at the University of Coimbra and Invited Assistant Professor of the University of Coimbra (since 2016). Luisa Cortes developed her scientific career collaborating with members of the UC community and attracting her own funding. Throughout her professional career, Luísa Cortes has collaborated in several research projects by complementing the studies with biochemical and novel imaging methodologies, that can be assessed by the publication of over 20 original papers produced in co-authorship in the last years (h index: 16). Moreover, Luísa Cortes is committed in the dissemination of knowledge, by teaching and mentoring activities. She is a team member of the recentlyapproved MSCA-ITN-ETN European Training Networks “Syn2Psy – Synaptic Dysfunction in Neuropsychiatric Disorders”, a European advanced training network in the study of cellular and molecular processes in neuropsychiatric diseases. Luísa Cortes is the "Mondego e Beiras" Polo Coordinator of the PPBI - Portuguese Platform of Bioimaging, integrated into the national Research Infrastructures roadmap, an Euro-Bioimaging member, and a lab@Location Partner from Carl Zeiss Microscopy.
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