Inês Caiado

PhD Student

Induction of Antigen Presentation in Tumor cell by Direct Reprogramming


Inês has a long-standing interest in studying the development of new therapies for human diseases. As such, she has graduated in Biomedical Sciences at University of Aveiro (Portugal) and got a master’s degree on Cellular and Molecular Biology at University of Coimbra (Portugal). During her PhD, she is exploring a direct reprogramming strategy to induce antigen presentation in tumor cells. Her aim is to use this strategy for the development of an antigen identification platform.

Additionally, Inês is also interested on how communicate science through graphic illustrations.


  • 5th Workshop on Dendritic Cell Biology: Anti-tumoral immunotherapy, from biology to the clinic; 27-29 March 2019 (Lisbon, Portugal);

Science Outreach

Inês, Catarina, Luís and Marta @Immunology Day 2019 at UC-Biotech

Academic Background

  • MSc Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences, University of Aveiro (Portugal)


Restoring Tumor Immunogenicity with Dendritic Cell Reprogramming

Olga Zimmermannova, Alexandra G. Ferreira, Ervin Ascic, Marta Velasco Santiago, Ilia Kurochkin, Morten Hansen, Özcan Met, Inês Caiado, Ilja E. Shapiro, Justine Michaux, Marion Humbert, Diego Soto-Cabrera, Hreinn Benonisson, Rita Silvério-Alves, David Gomez-Jimenez, Carina Bernardo, Monika Bauden, Roland Andersson, Mattias Höglund, Kenichi Miharada, Yukio Nakamura, Stephanie Hugues, Lennart Greiff, Malin Lindstedt, Fábio F. Rosa, Cristiana F. Pires, Michal Bassani-Sternberg, Inge Marie Svane, Carlos-Filipe Pereira

July 7, 2023 / Vol. 8, Issue 85
Science Immunology

Cell Fate Reprogramming in the Era of Cancer Immunotherapy

Olga Zimmermannova, Inês Caiado, Alexandra G. Ferreira and Carlos-Filipe Pereira

July 21, 2021 / Volume 12, Article 714822
Frontiers in Immunology

A SOX2 Reporter System Identifies Gastric Cancer Stem-Like Cells

Diana Pádua, Rita Barros, Ana Luísa Amaral, Patrícia Mesquita, Ana Filipa Freire, Mafalda Sousa, André Filipe Maia, Inês Caiado, Hugo Fernandes, António Pombinho, Carlos Filipe Pereira and Raquel Almeida

February 20, 2020 / Volume 12, Issue 2

Inducing Antigen Presentation in Tumor Cells by Direct Reprogramming

Inês Maria Nascimento Caiado

September 25, 2018
MSc. Thesis - University of Coimbra