Joana Boura

PhD Student


M.Sc. in Cellular Biology and Biotechnology,
FCUL/UL, 2008
B.Sc. in Cellular Biology and Biotechnology,
FCUL/UL, 2007

Research Activities
The special features of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) namely their extensive proliferative capacity, immunosuppressive capacities and hypoimmunogenicity make them attractive candidates for clinical applications. Currently, I am a Associação Portuguesa contra a Leucemia (APCL)’s fellow within the “Mesenchymal Stem Cells Project”. This project is a collaboration between Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Português de Oncologia (IPO) de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, Lisboa and Centro de Histocompatibilidade do Sul (CHS), Lusotransplante which aims at the clinical ex-vivo expansion of Mesenchymal Stem Cells under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)-conditions for Cellular Therapy (e.g. Graft-versus-Host Disease).


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