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Paula Ferreira
Senior Researcher
Paula Ferreira received his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar by University of Porto (1997) where she became Associate Professor. Her research work aims at elucidating the mechanisms by which the two human pathogens, Streptococcus sobrinus that causes dental caries and Streptococcus agalactiae the leading agent of neonatal diseases (sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis,) interact with the immune system in order to survive in the host. This will lead to the development of new vaccines and the design of new therapeutic strategies against these human diseases. His scientific activity was distinguished with the prize Câmara Pestana (2005).