Patrícia Pereira is a post-doctoral researcher at the PolySyc group since September 2019. She concluded her MSc in Biochemistry in 2011 by University of Beira Interior, and obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from the same University (2016). During the PhD, Patrícia developed methodologies for the manufacturing of recombinant microRNAs to be applied in Alzheimer’s disease therapy. From 2016 to 2019, she was a post-doctoral fellow at ITQB (New University of Lisboa, Portugal) working in the field of RNA Biology, studying RNA metabolism through characterizing the enzymes that mediate its degradation in bacteria. Her current research focuses on the synthesis of polymers with improved structural and (multi-)functional properties for biomedical applications.