Catarina Limbert is a Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at University Hospital Dona Estefânia in Lisbon, Portugal, and holds a Clinical Chair in Child and Adolescent Health at the New Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She qualified at medical school in Lisbon and she trained in paediatric endocrinology and diabetology in Austria at the Paediatric Endocrinology Clinics and Endocrinology Laboratory at the University of Graz.
Her principal research interests are on type 1 diabetes pathophysiology, in particular immune mechanisms, molecular genetics and cell-based therapies, which led to her PhD in Medicine, received from the University of Würzburg and University of Lisbon in 2011. She combines her healthcare practice with research activities of both a basic and clinical nature. Her long-standing collaboration with the University of Graz, Austria and University of Würzburg, Germany, deserves special mention and has led to several publications in the field of paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. She is a member of the advisory board for Portugal’s national diabetes programme. Since 2017 she has been President of the Portuguese Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. She is actively involved in the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD).