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Eva SERRAO

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EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, University of Cambridge
Portugal

Dr. Eva Mendes Serrao received her medical degree from the University of Coimbra in Portugal in 2006 and then started her medical training in Clinical Radiology in Lisbon in 2008. During this period, her curiosity for science led her to volunteer to a basic research lab. However, the turning point in her career took place in 2010 during a Radiology rotation focused on magnetic resonance on pancreatic cancer at the Erasmus Hospital, Brussels. This work motivated her to interrupt the medical training and pursue research.

She was then successfully granted a national PhD fellowship but declined this in order to become a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Cambridge.

Currently, she is working on the development of clinically applicable magnetic resonance methods on pancreatic cancer that can be used to perform early diagnosis and to detect early response to cancer treatment.

She has received a number of awards for her work and has published papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her PhD journey is now drawing to a close, but she hopes to continue her work on imaging techniques in the future.

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