Fátima BALTAZAR, PhD

University of Minho, BRAGA, PT

Fátima Baltazar is Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, at the University of Minho (Portugal).
She finished her undergraduate studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1991, at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra (Portugal) and obtained her PhD in 1998 at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hull (UK), followed by a post-doc fellowship between 1998 and 2003 at the University of Minho.
She is member of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR), of the International Society for Cancer Metabolism (ISCaM) and of the Associação Portuguesa de Investigação em Cancro (ASPIC).
She received several awards, one of them from the Sociedade Portuguesa de Senologia for her research in breast cancer. Her main research interests are tumour cell metabolism, cancer targeted therapies and mechanisms of chemotherapy resistance.
She is known by her studies on the role of monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) in human cancers and their exploitation as targets for cancer therapy.
Fátima Baltazar has supervised 7 post-doc fellows (2 ongoing), 12 PhD thesis (6 ongoing) and 15 MSc thesis. She has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and 7 book chapters.