Helena Magliarelli


College / University

Federal University of São Paulo – Medical College, São Paulo

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry, Cellular Biology, Biophysics and Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Various techniques in cellular biology (cell culture, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry), molecular biology (recombinant DNA technology, PCR) and biochemistry (western blot and protein expression, purification and characterization)

Projects / Research

  • 01/2007 – 12/2007: The role of cathepsins B, L and S in melanoma murine B16F10-Nex2 angiogenesis
  • 06/2006 – 12/2006: Cloning, expression and characterization of Dcp(dipeptidylcarboxypeptidase) from E.coli
  • 07/2005 – 05/2006: Characterization of oligopeptidase A from E.coli

Scholarships / Awards

2008 – 2009: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2005 – 2007: Scholarship from Brazil National Council of Scientific and Technological Development


Cancer development has always been an area that really interested me. It is fascinating how cancer cells are able to evade all the regulatory mechanisms and use the normal machinery for themselves. Recently, I became very interested in drug design. Perhaps I can join both of these topics in one major idea. I am looking forward to studying molecular biology in a deeper way with an open mind for new fields and scientific thoughts.