Doctor Daniela da Silva Goncalves

Research Assistant


I have substantial experience in mosquito biology, vector control, tissue culture, molecular and cellular biology, molecular diagnostic, tropical diseases and the interaction between pathogens and vector-borne diseases. I have been involved with clinical studies, as well as managing and leading a team when conducting several projects at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in collaboration with Monash University in Australia.

I experienced farming Black Soldier Fly Larvae and was working with R&D at an industrial scale for food waste processing, and production of insect protein and fertiliser. More recently, I worked as a project coordinator/operations to use Rapid antigen testing in industries and in vaccination programs for COVID-19.


  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology, University Centre UNA, Brazil
  • Masters of Health Sciences, FIOCRUZ Research Centre, Brazil
  • PhD in Health Sciences, FIOCRUZ Research Centre, Brazil
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam