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OHMi Estarreja
Iola F. Duarte (born 1975) is a Principal Researcher at CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro (UA), since April 2015. She has a first degree in Biochemistry & Food Chemistry (1997) and a PhD in Chemistry (2003), having worked as a post-doc in joint projects between UA and Imperial College London (2003-2006) / Univ. Coimbra (2006-2007), and later as an Auxiliary Researcher at UA (2007-2015).

Duarte’s major domain of specialization is in metabolomics applied to the study of metabolism changes as a function of external stimuli. Presently, her main research interests comprise i) immune metabolic dysregulations in chronic inflammatory diseases; ii) tumour metabolism and anticancer drugs, iii) nanotoxicology.

Duarte published 63 papers, with > 2000 citations (Scopus h-index 28). She is (co)author of 11 book chapters and >150 oral/poster communications in scientific meetings, including 19 invited talks. Duarte has participated in 16 Research Projects (6 as PI, 3 as task coordinator) and represented UA in a Collaboration Agreement with Bruker BioSpin and in two European Inter-Laboratory Comparisons (2014, 2016). She has supervised 3 post-docs, 9 PhD (3 concluded) and 12 MSc (7 concluded). Duarte has also been active in refereeing for International Journals and evaluation panels, organizing scientific events, and communicating science to non-specialist audiences. In 2007, Duarte was awarded the Prize L’Oréal PT for Women in Science and, in 2010, she was the recipient of the Portuguese League Against Cancer grant.

ORCID: 0000-0003-4289-9256