The ABC - Algarve Biomedical Center congratulates Sara Carvalhal for having been elected one of the winners of the Award of Health and Research in the area of Rare Diseases Marathon, with her Project: “Understanding the Contribution of Mitotic Defects in Rare Diseases with Microcephaly”.
During the Solidarity Day of the Health Association Marathon at RTP, on October 29th, the winners of the "Health Marathon in Rare Diseases Awards" were presented, who were financed with individual donations from civil society, raised during the edition of the Marathon of 2020 Health dedicated to this theme.
These prizes were awarded, in partnership with the Foundation for Science and Technology, to two researchers: Susana Lopes (Senior Category- Janssen), from CEDOC - Center for the Study of Chronic Diseases and Sara Carvalhal from ABC - Algarve Biomedical Center (Category Junior).
Janssen Portugal was one of the main partners of Marathon da Saúde and associated its name with one of the awards.
Past editions were dedicated to Cancer (2 editions), Diabetes, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Autoimmune Diseases and Allergies and Rare Diseases and have already allowed funding to 17 scientists for a total of 390 thousand euros.