Aristides Mendes is a PhD student in Biology at Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB) of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (UNL). Aristides holds a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a Master in Biotechnology, both granted by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of UNL. In 2015, Aristides was granted a fellowship from the Molecular BioSciences PhD Program coordinated by ITQB.
At the moment Aristides is developing is PhD project in the Microbial Development Lab at ITQB with the objective of doing a characterization, both genetically and biochemically, of Clostridium difficile biofilms.
In parallel to his PhD, Aristides was elected by fellows as student’s representative at the ITQB Pedagogical and Institute Councils in 2016.