Sandra Peixoto has worked in the field of rare diseases since 2009. She started as the information scientist for Orphanet-Portugal national team, where she also integrated the technical team of the INFORARAS, a project financed by the Portuguese Directorate-General of Health, mainly aimed to contribute to the Portuguese Rare Disease Plan. In 2013 she moved to integrate the Orphanet coordinating team in France. Currently she is responsible for data management on research activities (research projects, patient registries, biobanks) at the national and international level.
Besides her activities at Orphanet, she is also the Research Assistant at the Scientific Secretariat of the IRDiRC Consortium. Academically, she has a Master in Molecular Biomedicine.