Sofia Gama will be the next Chemforum speaker, which will be held on the 21st of March at 14:00 in QA1.1 in the Chemistry Tower and also transmitted in zoom in the usual link.
Sofia Gama graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico in Chemical Engineering in 2001 and earned her PhD from the same institution in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. M. Amelia Santos with the co-supervision of Prof. João Pessoa. After a post-doctoral research at the actual Centro de Ciências Tecnológicas e Nucleares (Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear at that time) in the group of Dr. Isabel Santos (2008/2014) she moved abroad, first in Germany (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, 2014/2018), then in France (Université de Bourgogne, in Dijon (2018/2020) and finally Poland (University of Bialystok, 2020/2022) where she was appointed as Assistant Researcher.
She dedicated her career to the study of metal complexes, with her more recent research being dedicated to the understanding of metal homeostasis in different living organisms and studying the metal complexation ability of different natural compounds. Last November she returned to Portugal as an Assistant Researcher in C2TN, Tecnico aiming the use of her experience abroad to develop a new project on the use of bacteria´s metallophores for diagnosis and treatment of infection in immunocompromised patients.