Carla Costa was born in Porto. Presents great experience in the field of Environmental Health and began her collaboration with the National Health Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge in 2004, where she has been developing her scientific work. After her graduation in Biology, she initiated a research project in the area of pesticide exposure in occupational settings to which was awarded by the Institute for Safety and health at Work with the National Prize "Preventing More Live Better at Work" category of Research (2005). In 2007, she started her PhD "Pesticides and Health in agriculture project. Genetic damage and susceptibility" (supported by FCT), a more comprehensive and multidisciplinary project in the same area in which she had already been recognized. Within the doctoral project, developed work in several recognized institutions in the field of health sciences and in early 2012, got her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto. Over the years, she has been participating in different projects in the area of environmental Health, occupational Health and nanotoxicology. Her work resulted in several articles published in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters (by invitation). She also has several communications in international conferences (both oral and posters) and publications in proceedings of scientific meetings.