Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (FMUC), Director of the Biophysics Institute of FMUC and Leader of the Research Line Modelling in Cancer at CIMAGO-iCBR, Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research.
Botelho graduated in Medicine in 1981 and completed her PhD in Medicine (Physiological Sciences – Biophysics) in 1992, and her Habilitation in Medicine (Physiological and Technological Sciences – Biophysics) in 2000.
With more than 30 years of experience in research, Botelho’s main interests span biophysics, the development of animal models for human diseases (cancer, cardiac ischemia), nuclear oncology (from molecular biology to molecular imaging), photodynamic therapy in pre-clinical models and radiopharmacy. Botelho participated as a research staff in more than 20 projects and as a PI on 23 projects during her career. Besides research, Botelho has extensive teaching and supervision experience.
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