Sandra Aresta has a degree in Microbiology and Genetics from the University of Lisbon obtained in 1997 and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Paris XI University obtained in 2001. Furthermore, she obtained a diploma in Innovation and IP Management from the University of Strasbourg in 2011. --- She initiated her career in research in 1997, with a PhD at the Institut Curie, France, and continuing with several positions, both in academia (Imperial College, UK, and CRCM-Marseille, France) and industry (Hybrigenics, France). --- In 2007 she made a career move into knowledge transfer by taking a position of IP manager, followed by a position as team leader, at Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, where she was in charge of all aspects concerning IP protection and management, and the negotiation of licensing deals. --- Since February 2017 she's the Knowledge Transfer Officer at CIBIO-InBIO Associate Laboratory, and responsible for promoting and facilitating connections with business corporations and the public administration, as well as other sectors of the socio-economic world. During that time, she was in charge of the planning and execution of knowledge transfer and dissemination activities for ENVMETAGEN project (EC funded, capacity-building project in environmental metagenomics), and of the implementation of a knowledge transfer mind-set and strategy for the research center, including the conception of a Corporate Affiliates Program. She has also organized workshops and meetings with 60-200 participants including industry and public administration. She deals with protecting the IP of the institution and translating research outputs onto the socio-economic realm.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Sandra Isabel da Cruz Aresta

Nomes de citação

  • Aresta, Sandra

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Sociais
  • Ciências Naturais - Ciências Biológicas - Biologia
  • Ciências Naturais - Ciências Biológicas - Biologia Molecular
  • Ciências Naturais - Ciências Biológicas - Ecologia
  • Ciências Naturais - Ciências Biológicas - Biologia Celular


Designação Financiadores
2018/07/01 - 2021/06/30 O papel dos roedores em ecossistemas agrícolas: articulando a gestão de pragas e a conservação da biodiversidade sob as alterações ambientais
Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Universidade do Porto Instituto de Ciências Tecnologias e Agroambiente, Portugal

Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Em curso


Artigo em revista
  1. Agostinho, Marta; Alves, Catarina Moniz; Aresta, Sandra; Borrego, Filipa; Borlido-Santos, Júlio; Cortez, João; Costa, Tatiana Lima; et al. "The interface of science: the case for a broader definition of research management". (2020): http://hdl.handle.net/10198/18892.
  2. Aresta, Sandra. "A simplified, 96-well-adapted, ATP luminescence-based motility assay.". BioTechniques (2009): https://doi.org/10.2144/000113250.
  3. Aresta, Sandra. "Newly formed E-cadherin contacts do not activate Cdc42 or induce filopodia protrusion in human keratinocytes.". Biology of the cell (2009): https://doi.org/10.1042/BC20090048.
  4. Aresta, Sandra. "Interaction of ezrin with the novel guanine nucleotide exchange factor PLEKHG6 promotes RhoG-dependent apical cytoskeleton rearrangements in epithelial cells.". Molecular biology of the cell (2007): https://europepmc.org/articles/PMC2096603.
  5. Aresta, Sandra. "Gem associates with Ezrin and acts via the Rho-GAP protein Gmip to down-regulate the Rho pathway.". Molecular biology of the cell (2007): https://europepmc.org/articles/PMC1839077.
  6. Aresta, Sandra. "The Ral/exocyst effector complex counters c-Jun N-terminal kinase-dependent apoptosis in Drosophila melanogaster.". Molecular and cellular biology (2006): https://europepmc.org/articles/PMC1636832.
  7. Aresta, Sandra. "Combination of active and inactive siRNA targeting the mitotic kinesin Eg5 impairs silencing efficiency in several cancer cell lines.". Oligonucleotides (2006): https://doi.org/10.1089/oli.2006.16.387.
  8. Aresta, Sandra. "Drosophila exocyst components Sec5, Sec6, and Sec15 regulate DE-Cadherin trafficking from recycling endosomes to the plasma membrane.". Developmental cell (2005): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2005.07.013.
  9. Aresta, Sandra. "Protein interaction mapping: a Drosophila case study.". Genome research (2005): https://europepmc.org/articles/PMC551564.
  10. Aresta, Sandra. "A novel Rho GTPase-activating-protein interacts with Gem, a member of the Ras superfamily of GTPases.". The Biochemical journal (2002): https://europepmc.org/articles/PMC1222866.
  11. Aresta, Sandra. "Human immune associated nucleotide 1: a member of a new guanosine triphosphatase family expressed in resting T and B cells.". Blood (2002): https://doi.org/10.1182/blood.v99.9.3293.
  12. Aresta, Sandra. "Saethre-Chotzen mutations cause TWIST protein degradation or impaired nuclear location.". Human molecular genetics (2000): https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/9.5.813.
  13. Beranger, F. "Getting more from the two-hybrid system: N-terminal fusions to LexA are efficient and sensitive baits for two-hybrid studies". Nucleic Acids Research 25 10 (1997): 2035-2036. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/25.10.2035.
  1. Faculdade de Ciências; Mafalda Galhardo; Nuno Foneca; Bastian Egeter; Joana Paupério; Sónia Ferreira; Fredrik Oxelfelt; et al. 2018. Deliverable 4.5 (D4.5): Protocol for the processing of DNA sequence data generated by next-gen platforms, EnMetaGen project (Grant Agreement No 668981). https://hdl.handle.net/10216/119643.
  2. Faculdade de Ciências; Bastian Egeter; Nuno Fonseca; Joana Paupério; Mafalda Galhardo; Sónia Ferreira; Fredrik Oxelfelt; et al. 2018. Deliverable 4.3 (D4.3): Protocol for field collection and preservation of eDNA samples, EnvMetaGen project (Grant Agreement No 668981). https://hdl.handle.net/10216/119637.
  3. Faculdade de Ciências; Joana Paupério; Nuno Fonseca; Bastian Egeter; Mafalda Galhardo; Sónia Ferreira; Fredrik Oxelfelt; et al. 2018. Deliverable 4.4 (D4.4): Protocol for next-gen analysis of eDNA samples, EnMetaGen project (Grant Agreement No 668981). https://hdl.handle.net/10216/119568.
  4. Sonia Ferreira; Nuno Fonseca; Bastian Egeter; Joana Paupério; Mafalda Galhardo; Fredrik Oxelfelt; Sandra Aresta; et al. 2018. Deliverable 4.2 (D4.2): Protocol for building and organising reference collections of DNA sequences, EnvMetaGen project (Grant Agreement No 668981).. https://zenodo.org/record/2586893.