Diana Maria Tavares Valente

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Diana Maria Tavares Valente


Diana has a bachelor’s degree in Anatomical Pathology, from IPSN-CESPU, where she also did her MSc in Molecular Therapies. She concluded her PhD in Health Sciences (in ICVS-UM) in 2018. She was enrolled in different research projects, concerning tumor metabolism and microenvironment, during 8 years. The main goal of these projects was to exploit new potential opportunities of improvement the conventional chemotherapeutic options, having as targets oxygenation and substrate supply, acidity of the extracellular milieu and cell bioenergetic status. In the Alchemy team, where she is currently working since March of 2019, she is responsible for evaluating biological features of glucan fractions from Amyris spent yeast for antiviral, vaccine adjuvant and cosmeceutical purposes.



Afonso, J, Tavares-Valente D, Granja S,  Queirós O, Baltazar F. (2020) “AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING CANCER: TARGETING pH From Etiopathogenesis to New Therapeutic Avenues”. Elsevier, 2020.

Tavares-Valente D, Granja S,  Baltazar F, Queirós O. (2018) “Bioenergetic modulators hamper cancer cell viability and enhance response to chemotherapy”. JCMM, 2018. DOI:10.1111/jcmm.13642

Granja S, Tavares-Valente D, Queirós O, Baltazar F. (2017) “Value of pH regulators in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer”. Seminars in Cancer Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.semcancer.2016.12.003.

Tavares-Valente D, Baltazar F, Falcão R, Queirós O. (2013) “Cancer cell bioenergetics and pH regulation influence breast cancer cell resistance to paclitaxel and doxorubicin”. J Bioenerg Biomembr. doi: 10.1007/s10863-013-9519-7

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Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

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Post Doc

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