Maria Inês Gama,

Is currently a Master student in Human Nutrition and Metabolism at NOVA Medical School │Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.
She has spent the past year developing a research project in Phenylketonuria (PKU) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK. She has received the 2021 Recordati Rare Disease Award, published papers on PKU, presented at scientific meetings and participated in numerous inherited metabolic disorders (IMD) related courses and events.
Maria Inês has been interested in IMD, since her bachelor’s degree, having spent part of her training at the IMD Reference Centre of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto. She described herself has a “PKU enthusiast” and thrives to get better care and treatment for all IMD patients.