Ana Isabel Freitas

Integrated Member (PhD)


Ana Isabel Freitas has an MSc in Molecular genetics by the Faculty of Sciences of University of Minho and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences by the Instituto de Ciências Abel Salazar (ICBAS) of the University of Porto.

In 2007, she joined the Infectious Diseases Unit of the Department of Medicine (Karolinska Institute) to work in an IPTc study to assess the incidence of clinical Malaria in Ghana and, to explore the effectiveness of the treatment for Malaria control. Once in Portugal, Ana has integrated the Cardiovascular Research Group of the Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases of the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA) studying the genetic and epigenetic determinants of familial hypercholesterolemia. Later, she joined the Biofilm Research Group at Centre for Biological Engineering (University of Minho) to study the epidemiology of nosocomial bacterial colonization and to define predictors of nosocomial infection. Currently, she is a researcher at the Epidemiology Research Unit and a team member of the  RECAP-preterm Project.