Prof. Isabel Amaral
Degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science (New University of Lisbon). Assistant Professor at the Department for Social Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Tecnology, New University of Lisbon, which has guided several masters and doctoral thesis. Member of the international group STEP (Science and Technology in the European peripheries), researcher at the Interuniversity Centre for History and Philosophy of Sciences and Technology (CIUHCT) and co- curator of the Museum of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Institute in Lisbon. Vice-president of the Section of History of Medicine (SGL) and member of other scientific societies including the Chemical Society, the Biochemical Society and the Brazilian Society of History of Medicine. Scientific interests in the history of science and medicine in Portugal (XIX and XXth centuries) with scientific publications and research projects, mainly in the history of portuguese tropical medicine.