Maria Veiga-da-Cunha,

I am an enzymologist and a biochemist dedicated to unraveling the function of enzymes in general and more recently of metabolite-repair enzymes in particular.  I aim at contributing to a better understanding of inborn errors of metabolism and of the regulation of intermediary metabolism in cells.

1983    MSc Agronomy - Instituto Superior de Agronomia (IST) - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.

1986    Agronomist (Ingénieur Agronome) - Major: Biochemistry - Université  catholique de Louvain (UCL) - Faculté des Sciences Agronomique, LLN, Belgium.     

1990    PhD in microbial biochemistry - University of Oxford - Biochemistry Department, Microbiology Unit - Oxford, UK.

1991    Post-doctoral training: Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biológica (ITQB), Oeiras, Portugal in the lab of Prof. Helena Santos.

1992    Post-doctoral training: de Duve Institute, Brussels, Belgium in the lab of Prof. Emile Van Schaftingen.

1995    Postdoctoral Researcher (Chargé de recherches) of the Belgian “Fonds National de Recherche Scientifique - FNRS” at the de Duve Institute, Brussels, Belgium as a collaborator of  Prof. Emile Van Schaftingen. 

2000    Research Associate (Chercheur Qualifié) of the Belgian “Fonds National de Recherche Scientifique - FNRS” at the de Duve Institute, Brussels, Belgium - Senior collaborator of Prof. Emile Van Schaftingen.

2000    Assistant Professor, Biomedical Science Faculty, UCLouvain, Brussels, Belgium