Maria Margarida Diogo, PhD

IST - Instituto Superior Técnico

Margarida Diogo finished her PhD thesis in Biotechnology at IST in 2004. She is an Assistant Professor with Tenure at the Department of Bioengineering of IST, lecturing among others the courses “Cell and Tissue Engineering” and “Stem Cell Bioengineering”. She is senior researcher at the Stem Cell Engineering Research Group of iBB leading the Focus Area of Biology and Engineering of Pluripotent Stem Cells. Her research activities are focused on the development of advanced neural and cardiac tissue models from hPSCs and their applications for disease modeling, drug screening and toxicology assays. She leaded several projects as PI in these fields including the FCT funded ongoing project “Mini-Hearts: Organoid Engineering for Production of 3D Cardiovascular Microtissues from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Cardiotoxicity Assays”. She published 53 peer-reviewed papers, 15 book chapters and 1 book and is the co-editor of 2 books.