Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

HealthWell Foundation Opens Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Fund

The independent, non-profit HealthWell Foundation is launching a new fund dedicated to supporting patients who suffer from pulmonary fibrosis. The main mission of the foundation is to offer financial help to underinsured people in the United States in order to improve their access to life-changing medical treatments.

Columbia and Biogen Idec Collaborate on IPF Genetics Studies

Columbia University Medical Center and Biogen Idec have established a strategic alliance worth $30 million focused on genetic research with the purpose of discovering underlying disease causes and new therapeutic options. The collaborative program is expected to broaden the knowledge of genomics and genome sequencing, as well as help patients who…

Bristol-Myers and Calibr Sign Collaboration for Anti-Fibrotic Therapy

Biopharmaceutical Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and the non-profit organization California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) have established a worldwide research collaboration focused on the development of novel small molecule anti-fibrotic therapies, as well as an exclusive license agreement for the company to develop, manufacture and commercialize preclinical compounds from Calibr that result from the…