Maria Inês Simões

PhD Student


Inês Simões graduated in Biochemistry at University of Coimbra in 2011. She concluded her master degree in Biochemistry in 2014 at the same institution. Her master’s thesis focused on the role of a natural bile acid in the metabolism of adipocytes and in the unravelling of its anti-adipogenic effects.

Afterwards, Inês was a research fellow in the Centre of Genomics and Biotechnology (University of Trás-os-Montes), Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Group (University of Porto) and in Lysosomes in Chronic Human Pathologies and Infection Group (CEDOC, Nova Medical School of Lisbon). In 2017, Inês joined the prof. Mariusz Wieckowski laboratory at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology (Warsaw, Poland), as a PhD student and an early stage researcher of Foie Gras Project (funded by Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska Action).

Her PhD thesis is focused on the role of mitochondria and oxidative stress in an early developmental stage of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This research project is established in collaboration with Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology and University of Porto (Portugal).


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