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Manuela Brás
Platform Head
Manuela Brás was born on March 6th, 1972 (Lisboa). She graduated in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (1995) and obtained her MSc in Biomedical Engineering (2001) both in the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto. Her first job was in the mechanical industry (A. Brito Engrenagens, Lda) where she was the head of the Quality department. She started her work at INEB in 1996 with a fellowship provided by the FCT, as a laboratory technician. In 1999, she was hired by INEB. Actually, is the Chief technician being responsible for: 1) general INEB organization; 2) Head of Biointerfaces and Nanotechnology scientific platform; 3) development of new applications using Atomic Force Microscopy; PhD student at: ICBAS-UP - Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar - Universidade do Porto (2015 - 2017) and FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia Biomédica (2017 - present). Her PhD goal is to study the mechanobiology of human cancer tissues using Atomic Force microscopy (AFM).