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."