Clinical sciences

Postal address
Laarbeeklaan 101
1090
Brussels
Belgium

Supporting clinical sciences

Postal address
Laarbeeklaan 101
1090
Brussels
Belgium

Expertise

Catarina studied Chemistry at the University of Lisbon, and obtained her degree in 2002. She immediately started working at ITN/University of Lisbon in Portugal and in 2004 she was awarded with a PhD grant from the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT). Her PhD studies (2004-2009) were performed at ITN/University of Lisbon under supervision of Dr. Isabel Rego dos Santos, at University of Zurich under the supervision of Dr. Roger Alberto and at University of Milan under supervision of Dr. Clelia Giannini. As from April 2009 she is a postdoctoral researcher at the In vivo cellular and molecular imaging (ICMI) laboratory. In 2015 she became assistant professor (10% ZAP) at ICMI. 

Her research aims at the development of new radiopharmaceutical probes for imaging or targeted radionuclide therapy. She is involved in the process of nanobody probe optimization and translation to the clinic for PET imaging and Targeted radionuclide therapy.

Research output

  1. Clinical Translation of [68Ga]Ga-NOTA-anti-MMR-sdAb for PET/CT Imaging of Protumorigenic Macrophages

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  2. Influence of the degree of chelator conjugation on the physicochemical properties of Nanobody PET tracers

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract (Journal)Research

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Activities

  1. Site-specific radiolabelled human PD-L1 Nanobody: a new tool for PET imaging

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

  2. Design And Preclinical Evaluation Of A Single-label Bimodal Nanobody Tracer For Image-guided Surgery

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

  3. Evaluating a single domain antibody specific for human PD-L1 as a cancer nuclear imaging and therapy agent

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

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Prizes

  1. Certificat of Young Speaker Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Knowledge for Growth 2018 Ghent - poster award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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