Sandra de Macedo Ribeiro#

Membership Number:6937
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:PORTUGAL

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2021 -2024 Deputy Director of Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Since 2023 Associate Researcher and Group Leader at Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Porto, Portugal
  • 2019 - 2022 Deputy Coordinator of the Neurosciences and Neurologic Diseases Programme (Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde - i3S)
  • 2011 - 2016 Coordinator of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Unit (Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular - IBMC)
  • 2009 - 2022 Associate Researcher and Group Leader at IBMC - Instituto de Biologia Celular e Molecular, Porto, Portugal
  • 2008 - 2014 Invited Assistant Professor at the Biology Department, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2006 - 2009 Assistant Researcher at IBMC, Porto, Portugal
  • 2002 - 2006 Assistant Researcher at Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular, Coimbra, Portugal
  • 2001 - 2002 Assistant Professor at the Chemistry Department, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
  • 2000 - 2001 Post-Doctoral Fellow at IBMB-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1999 - 2000 Max-Planck Society Fellow at MPI fuer Biochemie, Martinsried, Germany
  • 1994 - 1999 PhD Student at MPI fuer Biochemie, Martinsried, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Genetic code alterations in Candida albicans
  • Polyglutamine repeats in function and disease
  • Protein liquid-liquid phase separation
  • Structural biology
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Amyloid
  • Protein aggregation
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 3
  • Protein crystallography

Honours and Awards
  • Since 2023 Member of the Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CERIC) Scientific Advisory Board
  • Since 2022 Member of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Since 2020 Member of the Directive Board of the Portuguese Biophysics Society
  • 2020-2022 Member of the Portuguese Scientific Council for Life and Health Sciences
  • 2017 National Ataxia Foundation Seed Money Award. "New therapeutic approaches for Machado-Joseph Disease: Chaperoning protein self-assembly"
  • 2010 National Ataxia Foundation Seed Money Award. "Understanding the ubiquitin code in disease: From protein function to protein structure"
  • 2005 Prize Crioestaminal/Associação Viver a Ciência, Portugal for the work “Tackling early events in ataxin-3 aggregation pathway”

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