Sofia Quintas
Name: Sofia Quintas
Academic Degree: BSc

Sofia Quintas
Sofia Quintas
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Master Student (thesis) of Intercellular Communication and Cancer

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I graduated in Microbiology in Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto (ESB-UCP) in 2018. During my Microbiology degree, I developed my course’s final project on Fastinov® with Professor Cidália Pina-Vaz, entitled “Rapid Susceptibility Evaluation of Ceftalozane/Tazobactan by Flow Cytometry Directly from Positive Blood Cultures”. That project resulted in a poster communication acceptance in ASM Microbe 2018 – June 7-11 and the poster was presented in ASM Microbe 2018 – June 7-11. 

In 2018 I started the Master Degree in Medicine and Molecular Oncology in FMUP (Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto) and developed my project in the Intercellular Communication and Cancer group, on i3S/IPATIMUP. 
I concluded my master degree in 2020 with excellence, presenting my master thesis entitled "The immunomodulation potential of pancreatic cancer exosomes". The group's research focus is on the crosstalk between tumor cells and the immune system, mediated by exosomes, and how these events lead to the overall dynamics of a tumor. 
I wrote a review paper entitled “The Interplay of Exosomes and NK Cells in Cancer Biology” and presented my work in 3 conferences. 

I am an enthusiastic for the health industry, in particular for cancer and therapeutics. As so, in December 2020 I started working as a researcher for Pharmis Biofarmacêutica (project developed at i3S) on the role of an antibody in pancreatic cancer progression (both in vitro and in vivo). 


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