IGC PhD Students are very active and creative and are at the heart of the IGC Community. They are represented by their Delegate Committee.
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.
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.
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 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.
Pinto-Camara et al (2020) Bioinformatics
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 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.
Vicente et al (2020) bioRxiv
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.
Escrevente et al. (2021) bioRxiv
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 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 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 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.
Paiva, Ramos, Azenha et al. (2021) Eur J Immunol
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.
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