GENERAL ASSEMBLY, VICE-PRESIDENT
Carla Sofia has earned her Biology degree from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, after which, she was admitted to the first edition of the GABBA program at the University of Porto in 1996. Her PhD studies were conducted at the Abel Salazar Institute for Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS) and Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC), under the supervision of Maria de Sousa.
After earning her PhD, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the American Portuguese Biomedical Research Foundation (APBRF) and of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Her doctoral and postdoctoral studies aimed at determining the frequency of HFE mutations (namely C282Y and the H63D) in Portugal and investigating the relationship between the HFE mutations and the T-cell receptor repertoire.
She joined School of Criminology (Faculty of Law, University of Porto) in 2006, where she is currently a Professor and is part of an multidisciplinary research group focused on criminology, fear of crime and security issues, as well as on the role of self-control and in antisocial behaviour.