Project Description

IST, ULisboa

Dr. Cláudia Lobato da Silva, born in Lisboa, Portugal, 1978, received a diploma in Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisboa (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, UTL), Portugal, in 2001 and got a Ph.D. in Biotechnology in 2006 at IST-UTL in collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno, USA. Dr. Cláudia Lobato da Silva is Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioengineering, IST, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, is co-author of 73 scientific articles published in international peer-reviewed journals and 12 book chapters and edited 2 books. Her research interests at the Stem Cell Engineering Research Group (SCERG) of iBB-Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences, IST, include expansion of human stem cells, namely hematopoietic and mesenchymal stromal cells, development of therapeutic cell-based products, isolation and purification of stem cells, and bioreactors for stem cell culture. Presently, Dr. Cláudia Lobato da Silva is the Vice-President of the Portuguese Society of Stem Cells and Cellular Therapies (Sociedade Portuguesa de Células Estaminais e Terapias Celulares (SPCE-TC)).