Margarida F. B. Silva,

Is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa. Holding a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (2002) she is also a scientist at the Research Institute of Medicines (iMED.Ulisboa) working in translational research in the fields of Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Biochemical Pharmacology. Throughout her career, she has been focused on elucidating mechanisms of mitochondrial dysregulation where mass spectrometry-based biomarkers development have played a key role. Her studies involving metabolic intermediates and signaling molecules have prompted progresses in new bioanalytical methods. In recent years, her research interests approached pathophysiological mechanisms, from liver to brain, aiming the modulation of metabolism, and the improvement of therapies in synergy with pharmacological interventions.