Inês Bártolo graduated in Microbiology and Genetics by the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon University in 1999, with the thesis Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 Infection in Portugal. In 2005, she completed a MS degree in Emerging Infectious Diseases by the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon University with the highest grade, with the work Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 Infection in Angola and Analysis of Viral Susceptibility to Antiretroviral Drugs. She has obtained her PhD degree in Pharmacy (Microbiology) by the Faculty of Pharmacy of Lisbon University, in November of 2011 with the highest grade, working in Molecular Epidemiology and Evolution of HIV-1 in Portugal and Portuguese Speaking African Countries. In 2012 she was awarded with a Post-Doc fellowship from FCT to develop her post-doc project – Development of new microbicides for prevention of HIV infection. She has been fellow of four R&D projects and collaborator in several other projects, focused on characterization of the origin, evolution and molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 in Portugal and in Portuguese Speaking African Countries and in the impact of new HIV variants in diagnosis, treatment and pathogenesis. Since march 2019 she holds a Junior Investigator position at iMed.Ulisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy of Lisbon University. Since then, her main research interests are the search for new compounds with anti-HIV activity and the development of microbicide candidates to prevent HIV infection.
Inês has published 28 papers in international peer review journals, 1 paper in a national journal, 8 in congress proceedings, 2 books and 6 book chapters. Additionally, she has presented 73 communications in scientific meetings, 17 of which were oral communications, receiving several awards.