Sara Matos


Sara Matos is a Junior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. Presently, she is a PhD candidate in the Governance, Knowledge and Innovation program. She is also integrated in the research project EXCHANGE - Forensic Geneticists and the Transnational Exchange of DNA data in UE: Engaging Science with Social Control, Citizenship and Democracy, coordinated by Helena Machado. In 2003, she graduated in the Sociology course at the University of Minho, where she authored a paper titled "DNA profiles database for forensic purposes in Portugal. Ethical, practical and political issues. Perspectives of students of the life sciences". In 2015, she completed a master's degree in Crime, Difference and Inequality at the same University, with the dissertation "Perspectives of couples and biobanks directors face the cryopreservation of umbilical cord blood in Portugal."

Latest Publications

Capítulo em Livro

Matos, Sara; Machado, Helena; Granja, Rafaela (2017), "(Crio)Preservar a vida: significados de família, parentalidade e responsabilidade, in Claudia Fonseca; Fabiola Rohden; Patrice Schuch (org.), Ciência, Medicina e Perícia nas Tecnologias de Governo. Porto Alegre, Brasil: Coleções Editoriais do CEGOV, 151-171

Capítulo em Livro

Matos, Sara (2016), Perspetivas de casais heterossexuais face à criopreservação do sangue do cordão umbilical em Portugal, in Helena Machado (org.), Genética e Cidadania. Porto: Afrontamento