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Helena Rebelo-de-Andrade

Principal Investigator
Short bio & current area(s) of interest
Research Scientist at the National Institute of Health (INSA); Invited professor at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, on Virology and Emerging Infectious Diseases of Viral Etiology; Consultant for COVID-19 at the General-Directorate of Health. Director of the Health Museum. At INSA was Coordinator of the National Influenza Reference Centre (1993- 2009), Coordinator of the National Polio Reference Laboratory (1998-2009), Coordinator of the Respiratory and Enteric Virus Unit (1998-2009), Coordinator of the National Measles Reference Laboratory (2003-2009), and Deputy Director of the Virology Department (1998-2004). International level: WHO Staff and consultant (GOARN), Washington (2009) and Switzerland (2010/2011); Short-term consultant for ECDC – WHO-Euro (2013); Consultant for the Minister of Health in Brazil (Sept 2012 – May 2013); Consultant in WHO Afro Region (2005), between other international missions. Areas of work: Development and implementation of surveillance programmes and contingency plans; Strengthening of laboratory diagnostic capacity and surveillance to improve early warning and response in influenza field, to (re)emerging infectious diseases and biopreparation; Molecular epidemiological surveillance of influenza virus; Validation of targets for antiviral development and validation of antiviral compounds in the area of influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses; Molecular determinants of pathogenesis and virulence in influenza virus and antiviral resistance. Warded with 7 awards. Author of 81 publish papers and more of 200 communications and conferences. Editor and author of 3 books and 19 chapters in several books. Coordinated and/or collaborate more than 18 research projects externally financed and tutor of several PhD and master degree students.

PhD (2001) in Microbiology, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Researcher, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal

Invited Professor, Virology and Emerging Infectious Diseases of Viral Etiology, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Consultant for the General Directorate of Health on the COVID-19 emergency

Principal Investigator, iMed.ULisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

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