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Raquel Andrade

Raquel Andrade

Principal Researcher

Raquel Andrade

Email: rgandrade@ualg.pt

Página pessoal: https://dcbm.ualg.pt/pt/content/raquel-andrade

Institutional Address:Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, Bld 2 – Campus de Gambelas – Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro – Portugal.

Present Position: Assistant Professor

Education and Positions:

Since 2014, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine of University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal. Head of the research group on Temporal Control of Cell Differentiation.

2013 – 2014, Investigadora Auxiliar Convidada Position at ICVS – School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. Head of research group.

2008 – 2013, Investigadora Auxiliar Ciência 2007 Position at ICVS – School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. Head of research group.

2002 – 2008, Post-Doc studies, ICVS – School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.
1998 – 2002, PhD studies, Biology Dept, School of Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal and Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

1996 – 1998, Research assistant, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB), New University of Lisbon, Oeiras, Portugal.

1995 – 1996, Undergraduate researcher in training, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB), New University of Lisbon, Oeiras, Portugal

Main Interests:  TIME is considered the fourth dimension of all biological processes, operating during development, ageing and disease. The developing embryo is a paradigmatic model to study molecular mechanisms of temporal control, since body structures need to be formed at the right time and place for the generation of a functional new organism. My group studies the embryo molecular clock (EC) in temporal control of embryo development (Palmeirim et al, Cell 1997). We are studying the functional relevance of the EC in TEMPORAL CONTROL OF CELL SPECIFICATION and the molecular mechanisms of EC PACE REGULATION. The knowledge obtained represents great promise to multiple Science fields, in particular Cancer and Regenerative Medicine.