European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland
Rita Ferreira is Medical Applications Officer in CERNís Knowledge Transfer Group.
She holds a PhD degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, working with biodegradable and microbial polymers. During that time, she also did a scientific internship at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden focusing on techniques of modification and characterization of materials.
Before joining CERN, Rita worked at the Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnologica, Portugal, on R&D of innovative materials for packaging, in collaboration with several Portuguese companies.