Ana Carolina Moreira is a Junior Researcher, with a PhD in Biosciences, University of Coimbra (2013). Her PhD project was essentially focused on the effects of phytoestrogens in mitochondria to study the role of phytoestrogens as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy during menopause. In 2014, she was hired as a post-doc fellow at Iron and Innate Immunity group of IBMC and in 2015 she got an individual post-doc fellowship from FCT to investigate iron metabolism regulation during bacterial infection under the supervision of Prof. Salomé Gomes and Prof. Pedro Rodrigues. Since September 2018, Ana C. Moreira is an Invited Assistant Professor at ICBAS, teching Microbiology lab course. She is a Junior Resercher since January 2019.