Ana Rosa Ribeiro

Staff Researcher


Ana Ribeiro is a staff researcher of the Nanosafety Research Group, working on developing 3D cell culture models and organ-on-a-chip systems for the safety assessment of nanomaterials. Her research is also focused on the influence of nanomaterials on cell communication and possible systemic consequences to humans.


Ana obtained a degree in Materials Engineering (2005) and an MSc in Processing and Materials Characterization (2007) at the University of Minho (Portugal). Her PhD was completed in 2012 in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Porto (Portugal). She moved to Brazil to do postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Metrology Quality and Technology, focusing on the risk assessment of nanomaterials (2012-2016). In 2016 she was invited as Associate Professor of the Post-Graduation Program of Translational Biomedicine at the University of Grande Rio. In 2019 she returned to Portugal and joined the Nanosafety group on INL. Ana won several funding, research awards and recognitions along with her career; she has 44 peer-reviewed papers in international journals (h-index=20) and has made>50 contributions to conferences (> 10 invited).


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