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Ines Clara Imagem who we areInês Alves


foto ANDO InesFrom 2013 to May 2017, Beyond Achondroplasia was my "one woman job", written during many nights, after work and after taking care of my family, because I believed I had to help other patients, parents and people interested in Achondroplasia to get access to the best information possible on this theme.

I'm Portuguese and I live in a small beautiful city in the south of Portugal. I have a degree in Veterinary Medicine and a scientific background. I worked full time in veterinary practice from 2007 until 2015.

Since April 2015, I started to work in ALPE Foundation, a patient organization based in Spain, as scientific adviser. I write all the scientific topics for ALPE. I also created ANDO Portugal, the National Association of Skeletal Dysplasias in May 2015. Since March 2016, I´m a member of ERN BOND, The European Reference Network for Rare Bone Disorders, as patient representative, and since December 2016 I'm a EUPATI fellow and vice-president of EUPATI Portugal.


My family life had a 180-degree turn after Clara, my second child, was born and during these years, she as been teaching me how to enjoy the simple moments in life.

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Diogo Costa


IMG 20171126 1646301I'm a Biomedical Engineer, specialized in Organ, Tissue and Cell Engineering, who has had many different roles over the years. I have researched on biopharmaceutical production during my master thesis (2013 to 2014), I have marketed and sold lab material (2015 to 2016) and I have had my own online project where I explained basic science in Portuguese (since 2016). Since I started my own project I've been learning about Internet and Social Media Marketing, which I apply to Beyond Achondroplasia and ANDO Portugal every day.

In December 2016 I started contacting ANDO Portugal through a family member who's daughter has achondroplasia and started helping the association with social media exposure as a volunteer.

Over time, my interest in achondroplasia has grown and since May 2017 I've been working in Beyond Achondroplasia as well, which brings together my interest in genetic and rare diseases with helping people who need a reliable source of information with simplified scientific concepts.

I sincerely hope Beyond Achondroplasia helps everyone interested in this disease learn what they need.

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