University of Coimbra. Portugal.
Ana Maria Teixeira is Associated Professor at the Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Coimbra, Portugal, coordinator of the PhD Course in Sports Science and member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty.
She is a member of the operational group of the Ageing@Coimbra consorsium and member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging A2 and A3 Action Groups – Falls Prevention and Frailty; President of the International Society for Exercise and Immunology, member of the European College of Sport Science, member of the European Society of Clinical Investigation and member of the Editorial Board of Coimbra University Press. She was President of the Execute Council of the Sport Sciences and Physical Education Faculty from 2002 to 2006.
She has a PhD in Haemathology from the London Medical School, University College London, University of London (1996), a MSc in Immunology from the University of Porto, Portugal and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Main research field is exercise immunology, working namely on the Influence of exercise in immunosenescence, on health promotion in the elderly with emphasis on hormonal mediation of exercise on cognition and the role of exercise on inflammation and non-transmissible diseases diseases. Other interests include the athlete mucosal immunity and prevention of fatigue.