Sónia Ruivo

IST student in 2014-2016

I graduated from the University of Lisbon with a BSc in Health Sciences in 2014 and an MSc in Biotechnology from IST in November 2016. My thesis, “Colorimetric detection of D-dimer in a paper-based immunodetection device”, was the start of my interest in lateral flow devices and rapid diagnostic tests. I moved to the UK to work at a company specializing in the diagnosis of disease biomarkers and currently work at Intelligent Fingerprinting, a company that specializes in drug detection in fingerprint sweat.