Since May 2016
Invited Assistant Professor
Since January 2014
Professor of the Molecular Biology curricular unit from the Master in Clinical Pathology
January 2015 --- April 2016
- Handles the organization and management of Life Sciences projects that aim to clarify the pathogenic action of some clinical relevant agents. - Design and develop new experiments. - Definition of priorities, task coordination, execution, and monitoring. - Research for external sources of funding, project applications, network establishment; Write grants, scientific papers, reports. - Induction of new team members; Mentor research students. - Management and operationalization of research laboratories; Balance the lab's budget.
January 2015 --- September 2015
Consultant and trainer as a member of T4T team working on the project “Waste associated with medication in the hospital circuit – cost reduction and efficiency improvement” that took place in Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal, E.P.E. The work focused on process analysis and redesign in order to reduce waste and optimize the medication circuit. Actively participated on personnel interviews, extraction of relevant information, identification of waste according to Lean-6 Sigma method, and design of strategies to improve efficiency. Responsible for the design of the Cold Chain Management Process integrated in the existing medication circuit. The study allowed for the identification of more than 80 improvement opportunities, with 10 of immediate action for major accomplishments.
January 2011 --- December 2014
We have demonstrated that one of the cellular receptors for phage SPP1 is a functional component of the recently described type VII secretion system. These systems have been a focus of competitive research due to their role on the pathogenesis of several gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, and mycobacteria. Our research has contributed to this field by describing for the first time an active TVII secretion system in Bacillus subtilis considered by the experts an archetype of this type of secretion systems associated with pathogenesis. We are now concluding a paper where we describe the genetic requirements for the activation and regulation of this system, by comparing undomesticated and laboratorial strains and by bridging knowledge from the genomic, proteomic and functional areas.
September 2012 --- September 2014
January 2010 --- December 2010
January 2009 --- December 2009
January 2005 --- December 2008
This research project contributed decisively to the understanding of the initial steps of bacteriophage infection of gram-positive hosts, namely the identification of cellular receptors and viral anti-receptors, the mechanisms and kinetics of their interaction and also the event of penetration of the viral genome into the host cell cytoplasm. Thesis: Recognition of Bacillus subtilis Receptors by Bacteriophage SPP1 – a Genetic and Biochemical Approach.
August 2001 --- November 2004
Study of Y chromosome MicroDelections – DNA extraction from patients with oligo and azoospermia; PCR of STS (sequence-tagged site); in vitro fertilization, intra-uterine insemination and preparation of samples for ICSI (Intra Citoplasmatic Sperm Injection); Spermograms, MAR analysis (Mixed Antiglobulin Reaction) and morphological analysis after Papanicolau coloration.
in from Universidade de Lisboa in 2016
Specialist in Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management from Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2014
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Molecular Biology from Universidade de Lisboa in 2009
Graduate in Biology from Universidade de Lisboa in 2002
in from Colégio Mira Rio in 1997
Post Graduation in Clinical Trials from Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias in 0