Sónia Fraga graduated in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) and earned her PhD degree in Human Biology from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP).
She joined the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA) in 2015 and is currently Auxiliary Researcher of the Department of Environmental Health. She is also Invited Assistant Professor at FMUP.
Her main research interests focus on the hazards and risks that chemicals and emerging materials such as nanomaterials pose to human health and the environment. Within this field, she has been actively involved in over ten national and international projects, including FP7 ERA-NET SIINN CERASAFE and NanoToxClass, MAGICOAT, NanoLegaTox and NanoBioBarriers (coordinator).
She is the Coordinator of the Chemicals and Advanced Materials – Safety and Health group of the Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health (ITR).