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After acquiring a solid background in molecular and cell biology, particularly bacterial biotechnology and genetics, I'm enrolled in an innovative project to characterize novel protein-carbohydrate interactions in the Human Microbiome, using microarray technology and X-ray crystallography. My PhD project "Deciphering carbohydrate:protein interactions in the Human Microbiome - A combined high-throughput and structural approach" is supervised by Dra. Angelina Palma and Dra. Ana Luisa Carvalho at UCIBIO/FCT-NOVA. I've co-author 5 articles in journals and 1 book section. I've received 4 awards for best poster presentation. In general, I'm drawn to the fundamental study of biological mechanisms at a molecular level and its potential for the development of innovative and multidisciplinary solutions.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Viviana Gomes Correia

Citation names

  • Viviana G. Correia
  • Correia, Viviana G.
  • Correia, V.G.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
B117-5D40-0DCE
ORCID iD
0000-0001-9251-7100

Email addresses

  • vivianacorreia@campus.fct.unl.pt (Professional)

Telephones

Telephone
  • 212948300 Ext.: 10962 (Professional)

Addresses

  • Macromolecular Crystallography & GlycoLab - Functional Glycobiology Groups. UCIBIO@REQUIMTE, FCT/NOVA, 2829-516, Caparica, Almada, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • https://www.requimte.pt/ucibio/people/viviana-g-correia (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
French Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Education
Degree Classification
2015 - 2020
Ongoing
Biociências Moleculares (Doutoramento)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Deciphering carbohydrate:protein interactions in the Human Microbiome – A combined high-throughput and structural approach" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2015 - 2018
Concluded
Biociências Moleculares (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares))
Major in Molecular Mechanisms of Biological Processes (Profile)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Portugal
2016/08/28 - 2017/03/01
Concluded
Glycobiology & Glycochemistry International E-learning Course 2016 (20 ECTS) (Outros)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Portugal
19/20
2012
Concluded
Biotecnologia (Mestrado)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Genetic and Functional Analysis of the Bacillus subtilis BSP1 gam Cluster" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17/20
2010/02 - 2010/06
Concluded
ERASMUS programme (Outros)
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Facultade de Bioloxía, Spain
2010
Concluded
Biologia Celular e Molecular (Licenciatura)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Validação de Genes MAT como Marcadores Filogenéticos em Phomopsis e Diaporthe" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
14/20
2005
Concluded
Agrupamento 1 - Científico-Natural (Ensino secundário)
Escola Secundária da Moita, Portugal
17/20
Affiliation

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2015/06/01 - Current PhD student GlycoLab - Functional Glycobiology & Macromolecular Crystallography Group, Portugal
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
2015/01/01 - 2015/06/01 PhD Student - Molecular Biosciences doctoral program training Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Portugal
2013/11/01 - 2014/12/01 Research fellow (BI) GlycoLab - Functional Glycobiology & Macromolecular Crystallography Group, Portugal
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
2013/03/01 - 2013/09/01 Research fellow (BI) Nanotheranostics group, CIGMH-FCT/UNL, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2011/09/01 - 2013/02/01 MSc Student Microbial Genetics Lab. - DCV, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2010/03/01 - 2010/06/01 Research trainee - Internship during the ERASMUS program Plant Biotechnology Lab. - CIBUS, USC, Spain
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Facultade de Bioloxía, Spain
2009/10/01 - 2010/02/01 Research trainee - Integration into research fellowship (BII) Organic Chemistry Lab. - Chemistry Dep. - REQUIMTE/CQFB - FCT/UNL, Portugal
Rede de Química e Tecnologia Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde, Portugal
2009/02/01 - 2009/07/01 Research trainee Centro de Recursos Microbiológicos (CREM) - Life Sciences Dep. - FCT/UNL, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2018 - 2021/09 Advances in MUC1 Glycan Cancer Antigens: From structure to function in the fight against cancer
PTDC/BIA-MIB/31028/2017
PhD Student Fellow
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2021/08 Glycan-human microbiome interaction: glycan diversity and recognition in the human gut with impact on health and nutrition
PTDC/BIA-MIB/31730/2017
PhD Student Fellow
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2016 - 2018/12 An integrative structural biology approach to characterise the protein-carbohydrate microbial recognition
Provided by PTCRIS: 139494
PhD Student Fellow
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2016 - 2018/12 Molecular determinants of bacterial cellulosome diversity in different ecological niches
Provided by PTCRIS: 144587
Researcher
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Sanidade Animal, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2015 - 2018/12 Doctoral Program in Molecular Biosciences (MolBioS)
PD/00133/2012
PD/BD/105727/2014
PhD Student Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2013 - 2014/12 Development of cohesin- microarrays for determining cohesin-dockerin specificities of novel cellulolytic species
Provided by PTCRIS: 126085
Research Fellow
Rede de Química e Tecnologia Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2013 - 2013/08/31 Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Clinical Diagnosis
Provided by PTCRIS: 109877
Research Fellow
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2009 - 2010/02 Diepoxybutane and Monoxide Butane - Environmental contaminants and mutagenic agents in human lymphocytes
BII/REQUIMTE
Integration into Research Grant Fellow
Rede de Química e Tecnologia Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Other

Designation Funders
2018 - 2018 Targeting glycan specificity of tumor-specific antibodies for development of effective anti-cancer strategies
CRA Siamab
PhD Student Fellow
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
Siamab Therapeutics
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Correia, V.G.; Carvalho, Ana Luísa; Palma, A.S.; Pinheiro, Benedita A.. "Resistance to Aminoglycosides - Glycomics and the Link to the Human Gut Microbiome". 2019.
    10.1002/9781119282549.ch1
Conference abstract
  1. Correia, V.G.; Trovão, F.; Lourenço, F.; Brás, J.L.A.; Fontes, C.M.G.A.; Carvalho, A.L.; Palma, A.S.; Pinheiro, B.A.. "Structure of a novel CBM provides further insight into the bacterial degradation of complex pectic polysaccharides [Oral communication by Dr. Benedita Pinheiro]". Paper presented in 13th International Meeting of the Portuguese Carbohydrate Group (Glupor13), Porto, 2019.
    Published
  2. Viviana G. Correia. "Functional and structural characterization of human microbiome systems for glycan recogniton in the gut". Paper presented in 9th ITQB NOVA PhD Students Meeting, Oeiras, 2018.
  3. Correia, V.G.. "Assessing human microbiota systems for glycan recognition in the gut". Paper presented in 29th International Carbohydrate Symposium, Lisbon, 2018.
    Published
  4. Correia, V.G.. "Glycan recognition in the human gut – A combined approach to unravel microbiome strategies". Paper presented in 12th International Meeting of the Portuguese Carbohydrate Group (Glupor12), Aveiro, 2017.
  5. Correia, V.G.. "Structural characterization of polysaccharides from Nannochloropsis oculata and their use in microarrays [Oral communication by MSc student Carolina Pandeirada]". Paper presented in 12th International Meeting of the Portuguese Carbohydrate Group (Glupor12), Aveiro, 2017.
  6. Correia, V.G.. "Unravelling the Cellulosomes' action using hybrid methods [Oral communication by Dr. Ana Luísa Carvalho]". Paper presented in ESRF Users Meeting, Grenoble, 2017.
Conference paper
  1. Correia, Viviana G. (B117-5D40-0DCE); Bras, Joana L. A.; Liu, Yan; Silva, Lisete; Zhang, Yibing; Pinheiro, Benedita A.; Romao, Maria Joao; et al. "An integrative strategy to decipher glycan recognition in the human gut microbiome". Paper presented in Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Glycobiology, 2016.
    Published
  2. Viviana G. Correia; Jorge M. Santos; Alan J.L. Phillips. "Towards meaningful species definitions in Diaporthe and Phomopsis [Oral communication by Dr. Jorge Santos]". Paper presented in 13th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union, Rome, 2010.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Costa, R.L.; Correia, V.G.; Pinheiro, B.A.; Favinha, A.G.; Brás, J.L.A.; Liu, Y.; Silva, L.M.; et al. "Deciphering the molecular details of human host O-glycan recognition by Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron". Paper presented in 10th ITQB NOVA PhD Students Meeting, Oeiras, Portugal, 2020.
  2. Pinheiro, B.A.; Ribeiro, D.O.; Correia, V.G.; Costa, R.; Trovão, F.; Romão, M.J.; Carvalho, A.L.; Palma, A.S.. "Glycan microarrays – driving structural biology approaches to unravel glycan recognition". Paper presented in 1st MC meeting of COST Action 18132 “Functional Glyconanomaterials for the Development of Diagnostics and Targeted Therapeutic Probes”, 2019.
  3. Correia, V.G.; Brás, J.L.A.; Pinheiro, B.A.; Liu, Y.; Silva, L.M.; Zhang, Y.; Romão, M.J.; et al. "Molecular close-up on Human Gut Microbiota systems for glycan recognition". Paper presented in Ciência 2019 - Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal, Lisboa, Portugal, 2019.
  4. Correia, V.G.; Brás, J.L.A.; Pinheiro, B.A.; Liu, Y.; Silva, L.M.; Zhang, Y.; Romão, M.J.; et al. "Assessing human microbiota systems for glycan recognition in the gut [2nd Best Poster Award]". Paper presented in 1st UCIBIO Annual Meeting, Caparica, Portugal, 2018.
  5. Correia, V.G.; Lourenço, F.; Trovão, F.; Brás, J.L.A.; Pinheiro, B.A.; Silva, L.M.; Feizi, T.; et al. "A novel pectin binding protein from the human gut microbiota". Paper presented in 7th National Meeting of Portuguese Users of Synchrotron Radiation – ENURS, Caparica, Portugal, 2018.
  6. Lourenço, F.; Correia, V.G.; Leote, C.; Brás, J.L.A.; Fontes, C.M.G.A.; Romão, M.J.; Carvalho, A.L.; Palma, A.S.; Pinheiro, B.A.. "Decoding Type-C CBM modules specificities in human gut bacteria". Paper presented in 12th International Meeting of the Portuguese Carbohydrate Group (Glupor12), Aveiro, Portugal, 2017.
  7. Costa, R.L.; Neto, L.; Carneiro, R.; Correia, V.G.; Silva, L.M.; Liu, Y.; Videira, P.A.; et al. "Glycan ligand-discovery for Halilectin-3, a new lectin from marine sponge Haliclona caerulea". Paper presented in 12th International Meeting of the Portuguese Carbohydrate Group (Glupor12), Aveiro, Portugal, 2017.
  8. Lourenço, L.; Leote, C.; Correia, V.G.; Brás, J.L.A.; Fontes, C.M.G.A.; Romão, M.J.; Carvalho, A.L.; Palma, A.S.; Pinheiro, B.A.. "Assignment of biological roles for CBM57 modules in human gut bacteria". Paper presented in 6th national meeting of Portuguese synchrotron radiation users (ENURS, ESRF-day and ALBA-day), LNEG, Alfragide, Portugal, 2017.
  9. Pinheiro, B.A.; Correia, V.G.; Ribeiro, A.O.; Cabrita, E.J.; Llorca, O.; Gilbert, H.; Bayer, E.A.; et al. "Unravelling the Cellulosomes' action using hybrid method". Paper presented in ESRF Users Meeting, Grenoble, France, 2017.
  10. Correia, V.G.; Brás, J.L.A.; Pinheiro, B.A.; Romão, M.J.; Silva, L.A.; Feizi, T.; Fontes, C.M.G.A.; Carvalho, A.L.; Palma, A.S.. "Trick or treat? – Evaluating carbohydrate recognition by the Human Gut Microbiome". Paper presented in 7th ITQB NOVA PhD Students' Meeting, Oeiras, Portugal, 2016.
  11. Pinheiro, B.A.; Correia, V.G.; Ribeiro, D.O.; Cabrita, E.J.; Llorca, O.; Gilbert, H.; Bayer, E.A.; et al. "Unravelling the Cellulosomes' action using hybrid methods". Paper presented in EMBO Meeting Molecular Machines, Heidelberg, Germany, 2016.
  12. Correia, V.G.; Pires, E.N.; Gomes, P.B.; Romão, M.J.; Fontes, C.M.G.A.; Carvalho, A.L.; Palma, A.S.; Pinheiro, B.A.. "Cellulosome assembly: A combined approach to characterize cohesin-dockerin interactions". Paper presented in 5º Encontro Nacional de Utilizadores de Radiação de Sincrotrão, Oeiras, Portugal, 2016.
  13. Correia, V.G.; Brás, J.L.A.; Pinheiro, B.A.; Romão, M.J.; Silva, L.M.; Feizi, T.; Carvalho, A.L.; Fontes, C.M.G.A.; Palma, A.S.. "An integrative strategy to unravel carbohydrate:protein interactions in the Human Gut Microbiome". Paper presented in 14th European Training Course on Carbohydrates - Summer Course Glycosciences 2016, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2016.
  14. Correia, V.G.; Pires, N.E.; Gomes, P.B.; Romão, M.J.; Fontes, C.M.G.A.; Carvalho, A.L.; Palma, A.S.; Pinheiro, B.A.. "Protein-protein interactions of the bacterial polysaccharide degradation machinery unravelled using cohesin microarrays". Paper presented in 3rd MC Meeting/2nd Scientific Meeting of the CM1306 COST ACTION (“Dynamics of Biomacromolecular Machines"), Lisbon, Portugal, 2016.
  15. Correia, V.G.; Pires, N.E.; Gomes, P.B.; Romão, M.J.; Fontes, C.M.G.A.; Carvalho, A.L.; Palma, A.S.; Pinheiro, B.A.. "Cohesin Microarrays – A tool to study molecular recognition in Bacterial Cellulosomes". Paper presented in 11th International Meeting of the Portuguese Carbohydrate Group (GLUPOR 11) and 6th Iberian Carbohydrate Meeting, Viseu, Portugal, 2015.
  16. Correia, V.G.; Pires, E.N.; Gomes, P.B.; Romão, M.J.; Fontes, C.M.G.A.; Carvalho, A.L.; Palma, A.S.; Pinheiro, B.A.. "Probing Cohesin:Dockerin Interactions of the Bacterial Cellulosome using newly developed Protein Microarrays". Paper presented in 6th European Conference of Chemistry (EuChem) in Life Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015.
  17. Pereira, J.R.A.; Correia, V.G.; Carvalho, A.L.; Palma, A.S.; Romão, M.J.; Pinheiro, B.A.. "Cohesin Microarrays: A tool to unveil new cellulosome species [2nd Best Poster award by BSc student João Pereira]". Paper presented in VII ENEBIOQ, Caparica, Portugal, 2014.
  18. Correia, V.G.; Ribeiro, D.O.; Pinheiro, B.A.. "Implementation of the Microarray Technology for studying molecular interactions of the bacterial Cellulosome [Best Poster Award]". Paper presented in 3rd ENURS and ESRF-Day, Marinha Grande, Portugal, 2014.
  19. Correia, V.G.; Schyns, G.; Sá-Nogueira, I.. "Characterization of the gam Cluster of a Bacillus subtilis Gut strain". Paper presented in MicroBiotec’13 - Portuguese Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Aveiro, Portugal, 2013.
  20. Correia, V.G.; Schyns, G.; Sá-Nogueira, I.. "Genetic and Functional Analysis of the gam Cluster of a Gut strain of Bacillus subtilis". Paper presented in 7th International Conference on Gram-Positive Microorganisms, Montecatini Terme, Italy, 2013.
  21. Santos, J.M.; Correia, V.G.; Phillips, A.J.L.. "MAT genes and the assessment of biological species in Diaporthe and Phomopsis". Paper presented in MicroBiotec’09 - Portuguese Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2009.
Journal article
  1. Viviana G. Correia; Filipa Trovão; Benedita A. Pinheiro; Joana L. A. Brás; Lisete M. Silva; Cláudia Nunes; Manuel A. Coimbra; et al. "Mapping Molecular Recognition of ß1,3-1,4-Glucans by a Surface Glycan-Binding Protein from the Human Gut Symbiont Bacteroides ovatus". Microbiology Spectrum (2021): https://doi.org/10.1128/Spectrum.01826-21.
    10.1128/Spectrum.01826-21
  2. Nuno Lopes; Viviana G. Correia; Angelina S. Palma; Catarina Brito. "Cracking the Breast Cancer Glyco-Code through Glycan-Lectin Interactions: Targeting Immunosuppressive Macrophages". International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22041972.
    10.3390/ijms22041972
  3. Lisete M. Silva; Viviana G. Correia; Ana S.P. Moreira; Maria Rosário M. Domingues; Rui M. Ferreira; Céu Figueiredo; Nuno F. Azevedo; et al. "Helicobacter pylori lipopolysaccharide structural domains and their recognition by immune proteins revealed with carbohydrate microarrays". Carbohydrate Polymers 253 (2021): 117350-117350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.117350.
    10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.117350
  4. Murugesan G; Correia VG; Palma AS; Chai W; Li C; Feizi T; Martin E; et al. "Siglec-15 recognition of sialoglycans on tumor cell lines can occur independently of sialyl Tn antigen expression.". Glycobiology (2020): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/32501471.
    10.1093/glycob/cwaa048
  5. Pandeirada, C.O.; Maricato, É.; Ferreira, S.S.; Correia, V.G.; Pinheiro, B.A.; Evtuguin, D.V.; Palma, A.S.; et al. "Structural analysis and potential immunostimulatory activity of Nannochloropsis oculata polysaccharides". Carbohydrate Polymers 222 (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85067212402&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.carbpol.2019.06.001
  6. Loureiro, L.R.; Sousa, D.P.; Ferreira, D.; Chai, W.; Lima, L.; Pereira, C.; Lopes, C.B.; et al. "Novel monoclonal antibody L2A5 specifically targeting sialyl-Tn and short glycans terminated by alpha-2–6 sialic acids". Scientific Reports 8 1 (2018): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85051658578&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1038/s41598-018-30421-w
  7. Santos, Jorge M.; Correia, Viviana G.; Phillips, Alan J. L.. "Primers for mating-type diagnosis in Diaporthe and Phomopsis: their use in teleomorph induction in vitro and biological species definition". Fungal Biology 114 2-3 (2010): 255-270. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000277515900014&KeyUID=WOS:000277515900014.
    10.1016/j.funbio.2010.01.007
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Correia, Viviana Gomes. "Genetic and functional analysis of the bacillus subtilis BSP1 gam cluster". Master, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/10362/13961.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2018/07/15 Assessing human microbiota systems for glycan recognition in the gut [Poster selected for Flash Oral Presentation] 29th International Carbohydrate Symposium
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências (Lisbon, Portugal)
2016/06/16 An integrative strategy to unravel carbohydrate:protein interactions in the Human Gut Microbiome [Oral Presentation for Best Poster Award] 14th European Training Course on Carbohydrates - Summer Course Glycosciences 2016
Wageningen University, Food Technology Agrobiotechnology Nutrition and Health Sciences (VLAG) (Groningen, Netherlands)
2013/12/07 Characterization of the gam Cluster of a Bacillus subtilis Gut strain [Poster selected for Flash Oral Presentation] MicroBiotec’13 - Portuguese Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2013 Genetic and Functional Analysis of the Bacillus subtilis BSP1 gam Cluster 1st DCV Seminars Cycle
DCV - FCT/UNL (Caparica, Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2018 - Current Member of the PhD Students Committee of the 1st UCIBIO ANNUAL MEETING, held at FCT/UNL, Caparica, Portugal (2018/09/28 - 2018/09/29)
Meeting (Member of the Organising Committee)
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
2012 - Current Member of the local organizing committee of “XXXVII Jornadas Portuguesas de Genética”, held at Reitoria da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (2012/05/28 - 2012/05/30)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2015 - 2016 Member of the 7th ITQB-NOVA PhD Students' Meeting Organizing Committee, held at ITQB/NOVA, Oeiras, Portugal (2016/11/23 - 2016/11/25)
Meeting (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2009 - Current Volunteer to perform science dissemination activities with young students and undergrads
Exhibition
EXPO FCT - Open Day
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2015/07/13 - 2015/07/19 Teaching Assistant at the International hands-on Course ISBio2015: Integrative Structural Biology tools for the study of protein-ligand interactions. Training course supported by INSTRUCT/COST. REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
2014/10/06 - 2014/10/12 Teaching Assistant at the International hands-on Course ISBio2014: Integrative Structural Biology tools for the study of protein-ligand interactions. Training course supported by INSTRUCT/COST. REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2017 - 2018 Practical orientation of MSc Student - Project "Targeting glycans as novel players in tumour microenvironment" Ana Margarida Marques (MSc in Biochemistry, FCT-NOVA)
2016 - 2017 Practical orientation of MSc Student - Project "Assignment of new roles for malectin-like domains to understand their divergent evolution" Frederico Lourenço (MSc in Biochemistry, FCT-NOVA)
2016 - 2017 Practical orientation of MSc Student - Project "Characterization of carbohydrates from Nannochloropsis oculata and their use in microarrays" Carolina Pandeirada (MSc in Biochemistry, Universidade de Aveiro)
2016 - 2017 Practical orientation of BSc Student - Project "Human gut microbiota and carbohydrate recognition" Catarina Leote (BSc in Biochemistry, FCT-NOVA)
2013 - 2014 Practical orientation of BSc Student - Project "Microarrays de coesina para decifrar o código de montagem do celulossoma a uma escala proteomica" João R.A. Pereira (BSc in Biochemistry, FCT-NOVA)
Distinctions

Award

2018 2nd Best Poster Award - UCIBIO ANNUAL MEETING
REQUIMTE Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas, Portugal
2016 Best Poster Award - 14th European Training Course on Carbohydrates - Summer Course Glycosciences 2016
Graduate School Voeding Levensmiddelentechnologie Agrobiotechnologie en Gezondheid, Netherlands
2014 Best Poster Award - 3rd ENURS & ESRF Day
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
2014 2nd Best Poster Award - VII ENEBIOQ Meeting (attributed to BSc student João R. A. Pereira)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal

Other distinction

2017 Travel bursary to participate in the CCP4 Study Weekend 2017 – Crystal to Structure, Nottingham, UK
Science and Technology Facilities Council, United Kingdom
2009 Erasmus Mobility scholarship under the ERASMUS Mobility Program (29191.IC-1-2007-1-PT_ERASMUS-EUCX-1)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal