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New Addition to Shannon ABC Science Team

Nov 2012

Dr Sara Fernandes was recently awarded the position of Postdoctoral Researcher with Shannon ABC at LIT. She received her Degree in Applied Biology from the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal and subsequently completed her PhD in Fungal Molecular-biotechnology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

She specialised in enzyme biotechnology, characterisation of high value products from plant sources and targeting of natural microorganisms as biological factories for bioconversion of second-generation substrates for the production of bioethanol. Sara has held a postdoctoral research position at University of Minho, Braga, Portugal where she explored the utilisation of filamentous fungi for biological synthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles with potential nanotechnological value. More recently she was granted a fellowship in the area of health sciences, specializing in cellular protein intermolecular interactions developing her mammalian tissue culture expertise and molecular biology background. Dr. Fernandes currently holds the position of Postdoctoral Researcher with Shannon ABC at LIT and is committed to develop a biological fingerprinting and biotechnological solution for a hair restoral product.