Silvina Samy

PhD Student
Diagnostic Tools and  Methods

Silvina Samy is a PhD student at INL, enrolled in the International Doctoral Programme in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology Applied to Health Sciences (BiotechHealth) from the University of Porto (Portugal) together with the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (Portugal). She focuses her research in the areas of Microfluidics and Cell Biology.

She obtained her Master degree in Applied Biochemistry – Biotechnology specialization – (2015), Post-graduate degree in Health Sciences (2012) and Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry (2010) from the University of Minho (Portugal); and her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (2007) from the Health School of Viseu – Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (Portugal).

Silvina started her research career developing distinct 3D therapeutic strategies aimed for spinal cord injuries and peripheral nerve regeneration at the 3B’s Research Group (Portugal) and the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS, Portugal). Later, during her master she focused on the design, testing and optimization of microfluidic platforms for nucleic acid separation and purification aimed for research and quality control purposes (Chemistry Research Centre and Center for Microelectromechanical Systems, CMEMS – UMinho).

In 2016, she joined INL as a research assistant focused on the isolation and characterization of rare cells using microfluidics.

Selected Publications