M. Matilde Marques

Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal


M. Matilde Marques was born in Santarém, Portugal, in 1956. She holds a B.S. and a Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering and a D.S. degree in chemistry from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. She conducted her postdoctoral work at the FDA National Center for Toxicological Research, USA, and is currently a Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering of IST, where she teaches organic, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry and coordinates the M.S. and Ph.D. Chemistry Programs. Her research focuses on the mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis and mutagenesis induced by environmental (e.g., aromatic amines and acrylamide) and therapeutic (e.g., antiestrogens, anti-HIV drugs) xenobiotics on the development/validation of analytical methodologies for the detection and quantitation of biomarkers of exposure to carcinogenic agents, with emphasis on HPLC/MS-MS and on the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of bioorganometallic compounds (e.g., selective estrogen receptor modulators). Marques is a Member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Chemical Society, is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Chemical Research in Toxicology, has served as reviewer for numerous scientific journals, and has been a Member of working groups for the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the European Food Safety Authority.

Biography Updated on 8 November 2013

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