IBB students

IGC PhD Students are very active and creative and are at the heart of the IGC Community. They are represented by their Delegate Committee.

 

IBB2021 Students


Artemis Korovesi
Greece

Artemis has a Bachelor in Biology and a Masters in Applications of Biology in Medicine from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her Masters thesis entitled “The using of high resolution proteomic techniques in Greek biological systems” was advised by Dimitrios Stravopodis. She is interested in genomic stability, transcriptomics and genome evolution.

Papers:
Korovesi AG et al. (2020) Cancer Genomics and Proteomics 
Kortsinoglou A et al. (2019) FEMS Yeast Res
Korovesi AG et al. (2018) Mol. Phylogene Evol


Carolina Pereira
Portugal

Carolina holds a Bachelor in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a Masters in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University Nova of Lisbon. Her Masters thesis entitled “Nanomedicines, a Strategy to Evade Multidrug Resistance” was advised by Mafalda Videira. She is fascinated by cellular division mechanisms and what happens when these mechanisms breakdown.

Papers:
Cavaco et al. (2017) Nanoparticles 
Arranja et al. (2016) Int J Pharm 
Horta et al. (2015) Current Cancer Drug Targets


Catarina Figueiredo
Portugal

Catarina has a Bachelor in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and a Masters in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University Nova of Lisbon. Her Masters thesis advised by Dina Coelho was entitled “The effect of excessive glutamate release on neuronal fitness, hyperactivity and locomotor performance in a Drosophila model of Alzheimer’s Disease”. Catarina is interested in cell biology, more specifically cell-cell interactions in development, cancer and neurodegeneration.


Damián Martínez
Mexico

Damián holds a Bachelor in Genomic Sciences from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Masters in Biochemstry from the Biotechnology Institute of the same University. His Masters thesis entitled “Artifacts minimization in algorithmic Super Resolution Microscopy by SRRF” was advised by Adan Guerrero. Damián is broadly interested in life sciences.

Papers:
Pinto-Camara et al (2020) Bioinformatics


Leonor Morgado
Portugal

Leonor Morgado got her Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University Nova of Lisbon for her thesis entitled “Use of lightsheet imaging to assess pharmacological manipulation effects on zebrafish neural development” . The thesis advisors were David Accardi and Mario Diniz at Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. Leonor is interested in developmental biology, disease modelling and light microscopy.


Margarida Cruz
Portugal

Margarida holds a Bachelor from the School of Science and Technology and a Masters from the Medical School at the University Nova of Lisbon. Her Masters thesis advised by Rita Teodoro was entitled “Dissection of the molecular players required for the spatial and temporal orchestration of synaptic bouton formation”. Margarida is interested in neurobiology and synaptic plasticity and well as in immunology and innate immunity.

Papers:
Vicente et al (2020) bioRxiv


Miguel Mesquita
Portugal

Miguel holds a Bachelor in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Sciences of the University Nova of Lisbon and and a Masters in Biomedical Research from the Nova Medical School. His Masters thesis entitled “Purification and characterisation of dysfunctional lysosomes in an age-related macular degeneration cell model” was advised by Pedro Antas and Miguel Seabra. Miguel’s favourite scientific domains are cellular and molecular biology, mechanism of ageing and degenerative diseases, and system and synthetic biology.

Papers:
Escrevente et al. (2021) bioRxiv


Mónica Louro
Portugal

Mónica has a Bachelor in Biology and a Masters in Applied Microbiology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Her Masters thesis entitled “Characterization of biofilm formation in clinical isolates of Clostridioides difficile” was advised by Mónica Serrano at ITQB. She is interested in microbiology and host-microbe interactions.


Paola Gaetani
Italy

Paola holds a Bachelor and a Masters in Molecular Biology from the University of Padua. Her Masters thesis entitled “Profiling the KRAB-Zinc finger proteins binding to the brain epigenome” was advised by Matthieu Boulard and Giorgio Valle. Paola is interested in cell biology, mitosis, chromosome conformation and gene regulation.


Samuel Acheampong
Ghana

Samuel has a Bachelor in Biochemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Master in Molecular Biology from the University of Ghana. His Master thesis entitled “Development of efficient culture system for production of anti-infective secondary metabolites from a wood decaying fungus: Application of epigenetics” was advised by Vicenst Amarh and Patrick Arthur. He is interested in host- pathogen interactions and in the molecular and metabolic underpinnings of pathogenesis.


Sara Azenha
Portugal

Sara got her Bachelor in Biology from the University of Aveiro and a Masters in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine from the NOVA School of Science and Technology. Her Masters thesis entitled “in vivo lineage tracing in lymphopoiesis” was supervised by Vera Martins at IGC. Sara is interested in immunology, developmental biology and cancer.

Papers:
Paiva, Ramos, Azenha et al. (2021) Eur J Immunol


Sonia Trikha
India

Sonia got a Bachelor in Biomedical Science from the University of Delhi and a Masters in Biotechnology from the Regional Centre fro Biotechnology. Her Masters entitled “To find the host factors interacting with non- structural proteins of chikungunya virus” was advised by Sudhanshu Vrati. Sonia is interested in mechanism by which viral proteins hijacks the host machinery and interact with cellular host factors to replicate inside the host cell.


 

 

IBB2020 Students

Project: Unveiling the temporal and spatial hierarchy of HIV-1 viral assembly and its restriction by host innate immunity

Supervised by Ricardo Henriques

Thesis Committee: Maria João Amorim and Tiago Paixão

Project: Centrosome-Cilia complex Manipulation by Viruses

Supervised by Mónica Bettencourt-Dias and Maria João Amorim

Thesis Committee: Jonathan Howard and Raquel Oliveira

Project: How mitotic transcription inactivation can modulate cell identity and cell fate?

Supervised by Raquel Oliveira

Thesis Committee: Moises Mallo and Marco Fumasoni

Project: The impact of quorum sensing manipulation during recovery from diet-induced dysbiosis

Supervised by Karina Xavier and Jocelyne Demengeot

Thesis Committee: Isabel Gordo and Luís Teixeira

Project: Role of nutrient-sensing during the evolutionary adaptation to DNA replication stress

Supervised by Marco Fumasoni

Thesis Committee: Isabel Gordo and Miguel Soares

Project: Understanding the genetic consequences of habitat loss, fragmentation and species interaction through spatial modelling

Supervised by Lounès Chikhi

Thesis Committee: Tiago Paixão and Élio Sucena

 

Project: The role of liquid-liquid phase separation in the assembly of Influenza A virus genome

Supervised by Maria João Amorim and Pablo Sartori

Thesis Committee: Luis Moita and Ivo Telley

 


 

 

IBB2019 Students

 

Project: Identification of cell-cell signaling regulated traits in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, the most prevalent member of the human gut microbiota.

Supervised by Karina Xavier

Thesis Committee: Paula Duque and Élio Sucena

Project: The biogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 replication factories.

Supervised by Maria João Amorim and Colin Adrain

Thesis Committee: Caren Norden and Jocelyne Demengeot

Project: A computational framework for the evolution of metabolic networks in the gut environment.

Supervised by Tiago Paixão and Isabel Gordo

Thesis Committee: Karina Xavier and Lounès Chikhi

Project: Mechanical control of chromatin dynamics during collective cell migration.

Supervised by Elias Barriga

Thesis Committee: Ivo Telley and Caren Norden

Project: Contribution of resistance and disease tolerance mechanisms in the response against infection.

Supervised by Luís Moita

Thesis Committee: Luís Teixeira and Maria João Amorim

Project: Investigating the influence of pseudostratification for neuroepithelial development.

Supervised by Caren Norden

Thesis Committee: Moisés Mallo and Elias Barriga

Project: Investigating the influence of nuclear and tissue properties in pseudostratified neuroepithelia maturation.

Supervised by Caren Norden

Thesis Committee: Raquel Oliveira and Elias Barriga

Project: Insights into the mechanistic bases of disease tolerance in Drosophila melanogaster.

Supervised by Élio Sucena

Thesis Committee: Luís Moita and Isabel Gordo

Project: Investigating a role in translation for plant SR proteins involved in stress responses.

Supervised by Paula Duque

Thesis Committee: Raquel Oliveira and Jörg Becker

 

 

Updated on 15 february 2022

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