Dorinda Marques da Silva is a Biochemist and since 2019 is a contracted Researcher at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria in Portugal under the scope of the project MBStox (PTDC/BIA-MIB/31864/2017 - https://mbstoxproject.wixsite.com/mbstox). Dorinda is also voluntary researcher for Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation maintaining contact to her former experience as post-doctoral researcher. Additional research interests include studies of cell signaling and antimicrobial compounds. After concluding her PhD in the area of Cell Signalling and Associated Pathologies (Cum Laude) in Spain at University of Extremadura, she received a travel fellowship from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Dorinda awards include the Young Investigator Award Society from the Free Radical Research Europe in 2009, the Cost Action BM1005 grant for ENOG Training School in 2014 and the Microgrant award from the Rare Disease Foundation in 2017. She is member of the Portuguese Society of Biochemistry (for more than 15 years), since 2016 member of the Portuguese Association for Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation and of the CDG & Allies - Professionals and Patient Associations International Network. Teaching activities of Dorinda include areas as microbiology, cell culture and food security. She is author of 24 scientific articles published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and 4 book chapters. As first author she presented 8 oral communications and more than 15 posters in several scientific events. Dorinda has a broad vision about biochemical applications to address societal challenges that results from her experience as biochemist in several research areas such as neuroscience, neurobiology, rare diseases, microbiology and toxicology.