Maria Carmo-Fonseca, PhD

    Maria Carmo-Fonseca is Professor at the University of Lisbon Medical School, Portugal. Since 2014, she serves as President of the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Lisbon. She was visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School (2011 to 2013). She is member of the European Molecular Biology Organization and was elected President of the RNA Society (2021-2022). She is also scientific editor for the Journal of Cell Science and the RNA journal. Carmo-Fonseca has authored over 170 scientific publications with a total of approximately 10 thousand citations (h index 54). Her work on basic mechanisms of pre-mRNA splicing aims to contribute to a better understanding of how disease-specific perturbations in RNA metabolism can be translated into novel diagnostics, prognostics and therapy tools.