Curriculum Vitae

Unit of Radiological Protection and Safety


Name: Ana Catarina
Surnames: Monteiro Dias Antunes
Place/Date of Birth: Loures on 07 January 1985
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351 21 994 6356
Telefax: +351 21 994 1995
E-mail: acantunes (add


  • 2009 – Advanced Training in Radiation Protection and Safety, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon/Portugal.
  • 2007 – Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon/Portugal.

Employment Record and Duties

Main Scientific Area of Research

  • Biological dosimetry and radiobiology;
  • Radiation protection.

Scientific Specialization

  • In vitro culture of mammalian cells (human lymphocytes).
  • Execution and analysis of cytogenetic assays: MTT cell viability assay (Spectrophotometry), cytokinesis-blocked micronucleus assay, chromosomal aberrations assay and comet assay.
  • Execution of molecular genetics techniques: DNA extraction, PCR – polimerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing, cloning and recombinant expression, quantification of DNA samples by agarose gel electrophoresis.