Gabriel José Gonçalves Martins. Completed the Doutoramento in PhD program in Anatomy & Cell Biology in 2004 by University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Licenciatura in Biologia in 1994 by Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências. Is Coordinator of UIC:Advanced Imaging Unit in Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Collaborator in Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências and Invited Assistant Professor in Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências. Published 33 articles in journals. Has received 4 awards and/or honors. Works in the area(s) of Natural sciences with emphasis on Biological Sciences with emphasis on Developmental Biology, Natural sciences with emphasis on Biological Sciences with emphasis on Cell Biology and Medical and Health Sciences with emphasis on Clinical Medicine with emphasis on Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging.

Personal identification

Full name
Gabriel José Gonçalves Martins

Citation names

  • Martins, Gabriel
  • Gaby G Martins

Author identifiers

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Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Developmental Biology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Cell Biology
  • Medical and Health Sciences - Clinical Medicine - Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
French Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Degree Classification
PhD program in Anatomy & Cell Biology (Doutoramento)
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, United States
"Bovine Aortic Endothelial Cells in Three-Dimensional Collagen Matrices: Structural Organization and the Role of Microtubules" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Biologia do Desenvolvimento (Curso de mestrado (conclusão do curso de especialização))
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
"Three-dimensional analysis of gastrointestinal tract development during late gastrulation and early larvagenesis in the sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Biologia (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal


2013/09/01 - Current Contracted Researcher (Research)
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
2008/01/01 - 2012/12/31 Auxiliary Researcher (Research)
Centro de Ecologia Evolução e Alterações Ambientais, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

2018 - Current Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal


2013/01/01 - Current Collaborator
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2008/03/01 - 2018/03/01 Teacher responsible for FCUL's "Bioimaging" Master's course (3ECTs)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2008/01/01 - 2011/02/24 Manager of Microscopy and Image Analysis Lab
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal


Designation Funders
2018 - 2021/09 OPenT and Multimodal Mesoscopic Imaging
Principal investigator
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2017 - 2021/04 PPBI - Portuguese Platform of Bioimaging
Governo da República Portuguesa Ministério da Ciência Tecnologia e Ensino Superior
2015 - 2020/04 NEUBIAS - A new Network of European BioImage Analysts to advance life science imaging
Elizade University
2016 - 2019/03 SHARKFIT: Impactos das alterações climaticas no incio da ontogenia de tubarões temperados e tropicais
Secretaria de Estado de Ciência Tecnologia e Ensino Superior
2012 - 2017/01 Imaging the structure and dynamics of molecules and complexes in living organisms
Governo da República Portuguesa Ministério da Ciência Tecnologia e Ensino Superior
2015 - 2015/12 LxCLEM - Infraestrutura tecnológica para observação e análise correlativa da dinâmica e ultraestrutura celular por microscopias ótica e eletrónica
POR-Lisboa, LISBOA-01-0162-FEDER-001151
Federación Española de Enfermedades Raras
2014 - 2014/12 Bringing mammal antecessors back to life: evolution and preservation of Permian dicynodonts from Mozambique
Provided by PTCRIS: 133687
Governo da República Portuguesa Ministério da Ciência Tecnologia e Ensino Superior
2011 - 2014/09 The mystery of sex bias in Squalius alburnoides complex. An environmental and genetic approach.
Provided by PTCRIS: 110277
Governo da República Portuguesa Ministério da Ciência Tecnologia e Ensino Superior
2008 - 2010/12 More than putting cells into place during development: cell-extracellular matrix interactions in myogenesis.
Provided by PTCRIS: 67437
Governo da República Portuguesa Ministério da Ciência Tecnologia e Ensino Superior
2007 - 2009/04 Integrating signals in morphogenesis: The case of somitogenesis in the chick embryo
Provided by PTCRIS: 82120
Provided by PTCRIS: 59201
Governo da República Portuguesa Ministério da Ciência Tecnologia e Ensino Superior
2005 - 2007/12 Characterisation and applications of a novel hemangioblast-specific transcriptional enhancer
Provided by PTCRIS: 59725
Provided by PTCRIS: 82451
Governo da República Portuguesa Ministério da Ciência Tecnologia e Ensino Superior


Conference abstract
  1. Moreno, Nuno; Martins, Nuno Pimpao; Martins, Gabriel. 2017. "Super-resolution in light microscopy.". 117-117.
Journal article
  1. Martins, Gabriel. 2018. "A thyroid hormone regulated asymmetric responsive centre is correlated with eye migration during flatfish metamorphosis". Scientific Reports. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29957-8.
  2. Gorgulho, R.; Jacinto, R.; Lopes, S.S.; Pereira, S.A.; Tranfield, E.M.; Martins, G.G.; Gualda, E.J.; et al. 2018. "Usefulness of zebrafish larvae to evaluate drug-induced functional and morphological renal tubular alterations". Archives of Toxicology 92 (1): 411-423. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85029583878&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  3. Gomes, S.; Rodrigues, G.; Martins, G.; Henriques, C.; Silva, J.C.. 2017. "Evaluation of nanofibrous scaffolds obtained from blends of chitosan, gelatin and polycaprolactone for skin tissue engineering". International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 102: 1174-1185. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85019132043&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  4. Gualda, E.J.; Pereira, H.; Martins, G.G.; Gardner, R.; Moreno, N.. 2017. "Three-dimensional imaging flow cytometry through light-sheet fluorescence microscopy". Cytometry Part A 91 (2): 144-151. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85013272317&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. Ferreira-Cardoso, S.; Araújo, R.; Martins, N.E.; Martins, G.G.; Walsh, S.; Martins, R.M.S.; Kardjilov, N.; et al. 2017. "Floccular fossa size is not a reliable proxy of ecology and behaviour in vertebrates". Scientific Reports 7 (1). http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85019607140&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  6. Jerónimo, A.; Rodrigues, G.; Vilas-Boas, F.; Martins, G.G.; Bagulho, A.; Real, C.. 2017. "Hydrogen peroxide regulates angiogenesis-related factors in tumor cells". Biochemistry and Cell Biology 95 (6): 679-685. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85035326784&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Felix, P.M.; Gonçalves, A.; Vicente, J.R.; Fonseca, P.J.; Amorim, M.C.P.; Costa, J.L.; Martins, G.G.. 2016. "Optical micro-tomography "OPenT" allows the study of large toadfish Halobatrachus didactylus embryos and larvae". Mechanisms of Development 140: 19-24. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84961782792&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Vilas-Boas, F.; Bagulho, A.; Tenente, R.; Teixeira, V.H.; Martins, G.; Da Costa, G.; Jerónimo, A.; et al. 2016. "Hydrogen peroxide regulates cell adhesion through the redox sensor RPSA". Free Radical Biology and Medicine 90: 145-157. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84949964938&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  9. Lebesgue, N.; da Costa, G.; Ribeiro, R.M.; Ribeiro-Silva, C.; Martins, G.G.; Matranga, V.; Scholten, A.; et al. 2016. "Deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying sea urchin reversible adhesion: A quantitative proteomics approach". Journal of Proteomics 138: 61-71. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84959378211&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  10. Parente, M.R.; Monteiro, J.T.; Martins, G.G.; Saraiva, L.M.. 2016. "Helicobacter pullorum induces nitric oxide release in murine macrophages that promotes phagocytosis and killing". Microbiology (United Kingdom) 162 (3): 503-512. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84961669799&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Lebesgue, N.; da Costa, G.; Ribeiro, R.M.; Ribeiro-Silva, C.; Martins, G.G.; Matranga, V.; Scholten, A.; et al. 2016. "Proteomic dataset of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus adhesive organs and secreted adhesive". Data in Brief 7: 1497-1505. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84973163229&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. Zeng, Wenwen; Pirzgalska, Roksana M.; Pereira, Mafalda M. A.; Kubasova, Nadiya; Barateiro, Andreia; Seixas, Elsa; Lu, Yi-Hsueh; et al. 2015. "Sympathetic Neuro-adipose Connections Mediate Leptin-Driven Lipolysis". Cell 163 (1): 84-94. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000361846500023&KeyUID=WOS:000361846500023.
  13. Gomes, S R; Rodrigues, G; Martins, G G; Roberto, M A; Mafra, M; Henriques, C M R; Silva, J C. 2015. "In vitro and in vivo evaluation of electrospun nanofibers of PCL, chitosan and gelatin: A comparative study.". Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications 46: 348-58. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=MEDLINE&KeyUT=MEDLINE:25491997&KeyUID=MEDLINE:25491997.
  14. Ruparelia AA; Simkin JE; Salgado D; Newgreen DF; Martins GG; Bryson-Richardson RJ. 2014. "The quail anatomy portal.". http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24715219.
  15. Mendes, R.V.; Martins, G.G.; Cristovão, A.M.; Saúde, L.. 2014. "N-cadherin locks left-right asymmetry by ending the leftward movement of hensen's node cells". Developmental Cell 30 (3): 353-360. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84905675366&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Gualda, Emilio; Moreno, Nuno; Tomancak, Pavel; Martins, Gabriel G.. 2014. "Going "open" with Mesoscopy: a new dimension on multi-view imaging". Protoplasma 251 (2): 363-372. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000331709200008&KeyUID=WOS:000331709200008.
  17. Gomes, S.R.; Rodrigues, G.; Martins, G.G.; Henriques, C.M.R.; Silva, J.C.; Gomes, S. R.; Martins, G. G.; Henriques, C. M. R.; Silva, J. C.. 2013. "In vitro evaluation of crosslinked electrospun fish gelatin scaffolds". Materials Science and Engineering C 33 (3): 1219-1227. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84873410134&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  18. Castanhinha, R.; Araújo, R.; Júnior, L.C.; Angielczyk, K.D.; Martins, G.G.; Martins, R.M.S.; Chaouiya, C.; Beckmann, F.; Wilde, F.. 2013. "Bringing dicynodonts back to life: Paleobiology and anatomy of a new emydopoid genus from the Upper Permian of Mozambique". PLoS ONE 8 (12). http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84891895676&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Gualda, Emilio J.; Vale, Tiago; Almada, Pedro; Feijo, Jose A.; Martins, Gabriel G.; Moreno, Nuno. 2013. "OpenSpinMicroscopy: an open-source integrated microscopy platform". Nature Methods 10 (7): 599-600. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000321006000007&KeyUID=WOS:000321006000007.
  20. Vaz, R.; Martins, G.G.; Thorsteinsdóttir, S.; Rodrigues, G.. 2012. "Fibronectin promotes migration, alignment and fusion in an in vitro myoblast cell model". Cell and Tissue Research 348 (3): 569-578. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84866340466&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  21. Martins, Gabriel G.; Kolega, John; Martins, GG; Kolega, J; Martins, G.G.; Kolega, J.. 2012. "A role for microtubules in endothelial cell protrusion in three-dimensional matrices". Biology of the Cell 104 (5): 271-286. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000304657100002&KeyUID=WOS:000304657100002.
  22. Gomes, S. R.; Rodrigues, G. M.; Martins, G. G.; Henriques, C. M.; Borges, J. P.; Silva, J. C.. 2012. "How fibroblasts respond to different biomaterials: comparative adhesion and proliferation studies". Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 6: 95-95. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000308313000344&KeyUID=WOS:000308313000344.
  23. Deries, Marianne; Goncalves, Andre B.; Vaz, Raquel; Martins, Gabriel G.; Rodrigues, Gabriela; Thorsteinsdottir, Solveig. 2012. "Extracellular matrix remodeling accompanies axial muscle development and morphogenesis in the mouse". Developmental Dynamics 241 (2): 350-364. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000299412500013&KeyUID=WOS:000299412500013.
  24. Rifes, P.; Val-Flores, M.; Martins, G. M.; Thorsteinsdottir, S.. 2010. "Extracellular matrix deposition and function in the early chick embryo". Differentiation 80: S22-S22. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000283589700053&KeyUID=WOS:000283589700053.
  25. Teixeira, Vera; Arede, Natacha; Martins, Gabriel; Fekete, Barbara; Moreno, Nuno; Tavares, Ana Teresa. 2009. "Identification and molecular characterisation of the hemangioblast in the early chick embryo". Mechanisms of Development 126: S85-S86. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000270034900231&KeyUID=WOS:000270034900231.
  26. Martins, G.G.; Rifes, P.; Amaândio, R.; Rodrigues, G.; Palmeirim, I.; Thorsteinsdóttir, S.; Martins, Gabriel G.; et al. 2009. "Dynamic 3D cell rearrangements guided by a fibronectin matrix underlie somitogenesis". PLoS ONE 4 (10): S105-S106. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-70449369840&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  27. Vitor, R.F.; Correia, I.; Videira, M.; Marques, F.; Paulo, A.; Costa Pessoa, J.; Viola, G.; Martins, G.G.; Santos, I.. 2008. "Pyrazolyl-diamine ligands that bear anthracenyl moieties and their rhenium(I) tricarbonyl complexes: Synthesis, characterisation and DNA-binding properties". ChemBioChem 9 (1): 131-142. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-38149057217&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  28. Bajanca, F.; Luz, M.; Raymond, K.; Martins, G.G.; Sonnenberg, A.; Tajbakhsh, S.; Buckingham, M.; Thorsteinsdóttir, S.. 2006. "Integrin a6ß1-laminin interactions regulate early myotome formation in the mouse embryo". Development 133 (9): 1635-1644. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33744526802&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  29. Martins, G.G.; Kolega, J.. 2006. "Endothelial cell protrusion and migration in three-dimensional collagen matrices". Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton 63 (2): 101-115. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-32544454346&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  30. Myers, J.M.; Martins, G.G.; Ostrowski, J.; Stachowiak, M.K.. 2003. "Nuclear trafficking of FGFR1: A role for the transmembrane domain". Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 88 (6): 1273-1291. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0037445982&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  31. Peng, H.; Myers, J.; Fang, X.; Stachowiak, E.K.; Maher, P.A.; Martins, G.G.; Popescu, G.; Berezney, R.; Stachowiak, M.K.. 2002. "Integrative nuclear FGFR1 signaling (INFS) pathway mediates activation of the tyrosine hydroxylase gene by angiotensin II, depolarization and protein kinase C". Journal of Neurochemistry 81 (3): 506-524. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0036317107&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  32. Martins, GG; Stonebraker, AT; Summers, RG; Paddock, SW; Martins, G.G.; Stonebraker, A.T.; Summers, R.G.. 1999. "The preparation of stereoscopic 3D illustrations of confocal data sets for publications and slides". Confocal Microscopy Methods and Protocols 122: 385-401. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=CCC&KeyUT=CCC:000078036800022&KeyUID=CCC:000078036800022.
  33. Martins, G.G.; Summers, R.G.; Morrill, J.B.. 1998. "Cells are added to the archenteron during and following secondary invagination in the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus". Developmental Biology 198 (2): 330-342. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0032526162&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
Working paper
  1. André Dias; Anastasiia Lozovska; Filip J. Wymeersch; Ana Nóvoa; Anahi Binagui-Casas; Daniel Sobral; Gabriel G. Martins; Valerie Wilson; Moisés Mallo. 2020/03/10. "A TgfßRI/Snai1-dependent developmental module at the core of vertebrate axial elongation". https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.09.983809.

Other distinction

2015 EMBO grants (5x) for organization of "3D Developmental Imaging" course series, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Lebenswissenschaften Heidelberg GmbH, Germany
2014 Distinguished as one of 30 professional personalities of the year, by the President of Portugal
Palácio do Planalto, Brazil
2014 1st prize award for images from OPenT project
2013 Best talk award