Joana Cardoso Vaz, PhD
Joana Cardoso Vaz, PhD


Joana Cardoso Vaz, PhD, is a specialist in cancer Genomics, with ample experience collaborating with clinicians…

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Dr. Joana Cardoso Vaz has an MSc in Human Genetics from the School of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (Portugal), and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Leiden (Netherlands). During her PhD research she specialised in cancer genomics, with a focus on colo-rectal cancer.

As a post doctoral fellow she worked at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular and at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência using genomics technologies (NGS, microarrays, qPCR) to study mechanism and markers of cancer progression (Breast, Liver and Oesophageal Cancer). Her frequent and abundant interaction with medical doctors from different specialities (oncologist, pathologists, etc.) give her a broad view about real clinical needs, and her experience in cancer genomics enables her to identify analytical solution to those needs .

She is a founder and the Scientific and Technical Director of Ophiomics.

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