Raquel Maria Fino Seiça

Raquel Seica

1982-1985, Medical Doctor (Resident Physician), Hospital of Figueira da Foz and Hospital of Guarda

1985-1987, Medical Doctor (General Practitioner), Health Center of Coimbra

Institution and Location Degree Year ConferredField of Study University of CoimbraLicenciate1981MedicineUniversity of CoimbraPh.D.1999MedicineUniversity of CoimbraAggregation2004MedicineResearch and Professional Experience:

1987-1991, Assistant “Estagiária”-Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra

1991-1999, Assistant - Faculty of Medicine-University of Coimbra

1999-2004, Assistant Professor-Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra

2004- , Present Associate Professor with Aggregation-Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra

2006- , Present Head of Institute of Physiology-Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra2005- , Present Professor of Physiology, Medicine and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Courses - Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra

2005- , Present Professor of Metabolism and Physiology, Clinical Nutrition Postgraduate Course -Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra2007- , Present Professor and Coordinator of Acupuncture Postgraduate Course-Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra

1992 – 2007, Investigator - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra

2007- , Present Investigator-Institute of Biomedical Research in Light and Image, IBILI, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra

Presentations (Oral and Poster): 230

Publications: 58

Published Abstracts: 89

Scientific Interest:

Diabetes Mellitus - pathogenesis and chronic complications (micro and macrovascular disease)

Metabolic Syndrome - therapeutic approach; relationship between metabolic syndrome and cancer

Endothelial Dysfunction associated with diabetes mellitus and aging

Keys Publications:

  • Santos DL, Palmeira CM, Seiça R, Dias J, Mesquita J, Moreno AJ, Santos MS. Diabetes and mitochondrial oxidative stress: a study using heart mitochondria from the diabetic Goto-Kakizaki rat. Mol Cell Biochem, 2003; 246: 163-170.
  • Duarte A, Santos MS, Seiça R, Oliveira CR. Oxidative stress affects synaptosomal g-aminobutyric acid and glutamate transport in diabetic rats: the role of insulin. Diabetes, 2004; 53: 2110-2116.
  • Nunes E, Peixoto F, Louro T, Sena CM, Santos MS, Matafome P, Moreira PI, Seiça R. Soybean oil treatment impairs glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and changes fatty acids composition of normal and diabetic islets. Acta Diabetol, 2007; 44: 121-130.
  • Sena C, Barosa C, Nunes E, Seiça R, Jones JG. Sources of endogenous glucose production in the Goto-Kakizaki diabetic rat. Diabetes Metab, 2007; 33: 296-302.
  • Sena CM, Nunes E, Louro T, Proença T, Fernandes R, Boarder MR, Seiça R. Effects of a-lipoic acid on endothelial function in aged diabetic and hyperlipidemic rats. Br J Pharmacol, 2008; 153: 894-906.

Phone Number: +351 239480015

Office: Subunit building, floor 1, office

Email: rmfseica@gmail.com