Alexandra Moreira holds a D. Phil. in Molecular Biology, University of Oxford, UK and a Biochemistry degree, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. She currently holds a Principal Investigator position at ICBAS, is the leader of the group Gene Regulation at i3S and serves as vice-Director of the IBMC. At ICBAS, she teaches several BSc, MSc and PhD courses, is a member of the Scientific Board of the Molecular and Cell Biology PhD Program and heads the International Relation Office. The objective of her research group is to understand and elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in regulating gene expression and protein production at the RNA level, in particular by alternative polyadenylation and mRNA 3’end formation. She mainly focus on those events that are physiologically relevant in health and disease using state-of-the-art molecular biology methodologies. Her expertise lead her to apply her know-how in the development of new therapeutic tools. Alexandra has been actively involved in Science communication and dissemination, by organizing training schools, seminars and conferences directed to students, and has engaged in several activities with the general public.
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