My name is Sandra and I’m a PhD candidate in a doctoral program in biotechnology and biosciences. I’m also a certified pharmacist with experience in community pharmacy and medical devices. Nevertheless, what I really consider myself to be is a bioinformatician.

I am now working in the application of machine learning algorithms to solve long unknown biological questions. By combining notions of microbiology and genomics with bioinformatic tools, I aim to explore the secondary metabolism of microorganisms and to find molecules with potential therapeutic activity.

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Secondary metabolites
  • Machine learning
  • PhD in Biotechnology & Biosciences (on going)

    Instituto Superior Técnico

  • Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2012

    Faculdade de Farmácia - Universidade de Lisboa