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Fátima Gärtner
Senior Researcher

Maria de Fátima Moutinho Gärtner has a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Luanda in 1975. PhD in Pathology from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1986. As a veterinarian was responsible for the Animal House facilities at the Medical School of the University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa from 1977 to 1981, and in 1981 she became a diplomat by the College of Veterinary Surgeons of South Africa and she got the position as joined staff of the Medical School and the Groot Schuur Hospital (academic health center) as the director of Animal House. In 1991 she got the position as junior researcher in IPATIMUP and Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto until 1995. She is currently a senior researcher at IPATIMUP and i3S in the group of "Glycobiology in cancer", as well as a member of the Animal Welfare and Ethics Review Body (ORBEA). Fátima Gärtner is specialized in Pathology, diplomate by the European College of Veterinary Pathology (ECVP), and Oncobiology with emphasis on canine and feline mammary and gastric carcinogenesis, as well a experimental oncology. Full Professor of Pathology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto (ICBAS-UP) since 2006. She is director of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Immunology and of the doctoral program in Pathology and Molecular Genetics in ICBAS-UP since 2012. She supervised several doctoral and master students at University of Porto, as well as from foreign universities. She has collaboration with several universities, national and international research institutes. She is author and/or co-author of more than 200 papers published in international indexed journals, one national circulation book and several chapters of books with international circulation.