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GROUP LEADER


POST-DOCS



PhD STUDENTS



TECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT




MASTER'S STUDENTS



RESEARCH ASSISTANTS 


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Miguel Prudêncio - Group Leader, Investigador FCT, Estímulo ao Emprego Científico FCT

(mprudencio@medicina.ulisboa.pt)

I initiated my research career in the field of Malaria in 2004. In 2008 I was hired as a Principal Investigator at the Malaria Unit of iMM Lisboa. In July 2013 I became a Group Leader at iMM Lisboa

My current research interests include the elucidation of novel aspects of the biology of Plasmodium infection, the identification of new host-parasite interactions, and the development of new prophylactic and vaccination strategies against malaria.

I was Head of the Biosafety Level 3 Facility of the IMM between 2010 and 2016. I am a member of the IMM Biosafety Commission and the scientific supervisor of this Facility. 




António MendesPost-doctoral fellow - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FCT (antoniomendes@medicina.ulisboa.pt)

I am a postdoctoral fellow currently working on the development of a new whole-organism vaccination strategy for Malaria. This project, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, aims to establish live rodent Plasmodium parasites as a naturally attenuated immunizing agent capable of presenting to the human immune system a variety of antigens of human Plasmodium in a  safe and physiological manner, leading to the build up of a protective responsive capable of preventing the establishment of new infections. 



Patrícia Meireles - Post-doctoral fellow- FCT

(pmeireles@medicina.ulisboa.pt)

Transport proteins are essential for all the cells of an organism. They are required to obtain nutrients, remove waste products and regulate cellular volume and ion homeostasis. The aim of my project is, therefore, to elucidate the molecular role of the transport proteins of the hepatocytes in Plasmodium liver stage infection. 





Diana Fontinha - Post-doctoral fellow, iBET-Merck

(dfontinha@medicina.ulisboa.pt)

Three dimensional (3D) culture systems more closely resemble in vivo conditions. My project aims at implementing Plasmodium infection in 3D hepatic cell models. Once established, this system will be used as a screening tool for novel anti-malarial drugs.





Helena Cabaço - Post-doctoral fellow, MVI, FCT

(hcabaco@medicina.ulisboa.pt)










Ana Margarida Vaz* - PhD Student - Lisbon BioMed

(amargaridavaz@medicina.ulisboa.pt)

The main goal of my project is to unveil the influence of a Plasmodium infection on a subsequent Trypanosoma infection, and vice-versa, using a rodent model. Through the use of molecular biology and immunofluorescence techniques, this study tries to further understand the biology of each parasite.





Raquel Azevedo - PhD student, IEFP, FCT

(raquel.azevedo@medicina.ulisboa.pt)








Adriana Temporão - PhD student, INTERFACE

(adrianatemporao@medicina.ulisboa.pt)














Filipa Teixeira - Laboratory and Insectary Technician - FCT, MVI, Merck
(anafilipateixeira@medicina.ulisboa.pt)






Denise Francisco - Manager of P. falciparum facility, Merck
(denisefrancisco@medicina.ulisboa.pt)







Ana Parreira** - Laboratory and Insectary Technician - EVIMALAR

(anaparreira@medicina.ulisboa.pt)






Sofia Marques** - Laboratory Manager - FCT

(smarques@medicina.ulisboa.pt)















Rafael Sousa - Master's student IST

(rafa.sousa@sapo.pt)







Teresa Maia - Master's student FCT-UNL

(t.maia@campus.fct.unl.pt)







Andreia Barreto - Master's student IHMT
(andreiabarreto@medicina.ulisboa.pt)













Diana Alves Moita - Researcher

(diana.alvesmoita@gmail.com)











Francisca Arez - PhD student @ iBET and iMM
(farez@itqb.unl.pt)






Carolina Vinagreiro - PhD student @ University of Coimbra and iMM
(Carolina_SVinagreiro@hotmail.com)







Pedro Rego
- PhD Student @ Instituto Superior Técnico / Smartfreez and iMM

(pedro.rego@medicina.ulisboa.pt)








Jorge Grilo - PhD Student @ Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon and iMM

(jhfgrilo@ff.ulisboa.pt)








Leyre Pernaute Lau - PhD Student @ University of Lisbon & Karolinska Institutet

(lpernaute@gmail.com)






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* - Co-supervised by Luísa Figueiredo, Figueiredo Lab @ IMM

** - Mota Lab @ IMM