My name is Andreia Dos Santos Lopes and I’m from Portugal. I got a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Coimbra, one of the 10 oldest universities in the world. Then I got a Master’s in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Aveiro. My Master’s project focused on a rare disease- Congenital Erythrocytosis- and it was developed at the Haematology Department of the Hospital Center of Coimbra. Last April, I finished an internship at the UMC Utrecht (Netherlands) also in the Congenital Erythrocytosis area. I’m now joining the van Leeuwen lab as PhD student.