Ana de Barros, PhD, managing science editor —

Ana holds a PhD in immunology from the University of Lisbon and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) in Lisbon, Portugal. Ana was awarded two FCT fellowships and has won the Portuguese Immunology Society Best Paper and Best Poster award in 2009 and 2010, as well as the CESPU International Research Award in 2010. After leaving the lab to pursue a career in science communication, she served as the director of science communication at iMM Lisbon.

Articles by Ana de Barros

BioMarin Launches ‘RARE Scholars’ Scholarship Program for Students with Batten, Other Rare Diseases

BioMarin recently announced the launch of RARE Scholars, an annual scholarship program for students with certain rare diseases, including Batten disease, who demonstrate strong academic performance, leadership skills, and participation in school and community activities. The program is designed to assist high school seniors, graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates, or…

CLN2 Therapy Brineura Gets WORLDSymposium 2018 New Treatment Award

Brineura (cerliponase alfa), marketed by BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, was given the WORLDSymposium 2018 New Treatment Award in recognition of its achievements in treating lysosomal diseases, including Batten disease. Brineura slows the decline of children’s ability to crawl or walk, and is the only therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug…