Lab Members

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Miguel Prudêncio - Group Leader, Investigador FCT, Estímulo ao Emprego Científico FCT


I initiated my research career in the field of Malaria in 2004. In 2008 I was hired as a Principal Investigator at the Malaria Unit of iMM Lisboa. In July 2013 I became a Group Leader at iMM Lisboawas appointed Invited Associate Professor of the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa in March 2019.

My current research interests include the elucidation of novel aspects of the biology of Plasmodium infection, the identification of new host-parasite interactions, and the development of new prophylactic and vaccination strategies against malaria.

I was Head of the Biosafety Level 3 Facility of the IMM between 2010 and 2016. I am a member of the IMM Biosafety Commission and the scientific supervisor of this Facility. I am a founding member of the IMM spin-off company ROPLAVAC.

Diana Fontinha - Post-doctoral fellow, iBET-Merck


Three dimensional (3D) culture systems more closely resemble in vivo conditions. My project aims at implementing Plasmodium infection in 3D hepatic cell models. Once established, this system will be used as a screening tool for novel anti-malarial drugs.

Helena Cabaço - Post-doctoral fellow, MVI, FCT


Raquel Azevedo - PhD student, IEFP, FCT


Carla Oliveira, Lab Manager, Insectary Technician

Soraia Caetano, P. falciparum Facility Manager;, Project Manager

Madalena Carvalho - Master's student FCUL

Rita Lopes - Master's Student Univ. Coimbra

Ana Fraga - Master's Student FCUL

Rabia Saleem

Jonathan Rzonzew