creating a
healthier future
Ana Cristina Miranda
Research fellow

Ana Miranda holds a Master in Molecular Bioengineering from Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) and Biomedical Sciences Institute (ICBAS), University of Porto.

During her Bachelor's in Bioengineering (2018), she gave her first steps in scientific research by joining Bioengineering & Synthetic Microbiology research group at i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (Porto, Portugal). Here she worked alongside Pedro Albuquerque within the TACRODRUGS research project, under his and Marta V. Mendes supervision.

In the final year of her Master's degree (2022/23), Ana developed her thesis project in the Food Processing and Nutrition Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (Braga, Portugal), under the supervision of Miguel Xavier and Professor Bruno Sarmento. Her final work entitled Development of functional gut-on-chip epithelial models to study intestinal absorption included collaborations in 3 European Union-funded projects: GASTRIC (1), MICRODIGEST and SbD ToolBox.

After finishing her Masters (2023), she joined Vision 1 research group at Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Cork, Ireland), where she worked within the MASTER project in the quest to isolate and caracterize novel species from Water Kefir. This work was developed within an Erasmus+ Internship, under the supervision of Paul Cotter, Enriqueta Garcia-Gutierrez and Samuel Mortensen.

Ana is currently a Research Fellow in Nanomedicines and Translational Drug Delivery group, where she will be working on nanomedicines for IBD, funded by the Litwin IBD Pioneers initiative.

Her current scientific research interests include nanomedicine, gut microbiota and IBD.