Sara Varela Amaral
Public engagement in science and Fundraising for science communi
Group at CNC

PhD in Biosciences, University of Coimbra
Thesis: Challenges in the Innovation of Science Communication in Portugal
Supervisors: Maria Teresa Girão da Cruz, João Ramalho-Santos, António Gomes da Costa
MsC in Biochemistry, University of Coimbra
Thesis: Development of protein- and lipid- based systems to promote gene delivery
Supervisors: Henrique Faneca, Maria Conceição Pedroso de Lima
BSc in Biochemistry, University of Coimbra



Area of Research: 

Science communication strategies, evaluation methods, public interest in science, public engagement in science, public participation, science education, fundraising for biomedical research, outreach projects, art and science

Research Summary: 
Selected Publications: 

Varela Amaral S, Forte T, Ramalho-Santos J, Girão da Cruz MT (2015) I Want More and Better Cells! – An Outreach Project about Stem Cells and Its Impact on the General Population. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133753. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133753

Other information: 
Financiado por Fundos FEDER através do Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade – COMPETE 2020 e por Fundos Nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia no âmbito do projecto Estratégico com referência atribuida pelo COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007440

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