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  Rita Martins

  Bolseira de Investigaçao no projeto TeCMeM
  (TeCnologia de Membranas em Movimento)

  Doutoramento em Bioquímica

  Universidade de Beira Interior 

 

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Education and Training

PhD in Biochemistry, Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal (2014)

Master in Biochemistry, Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal (2009)

Bachelor in Biochemistry (Pre-bologna), University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal (2008)

Research and Professional Experience

Oct. 2016 – Current Research fellow in technology transfer (ALT20-03-0246-FEDER-000003)

CEBAL – Centro de Biotecnologia Agrícola e Agroalimentar do Alentejo, Beja, Portugal
Project: TeCMeM – TeCnologia de Membranas em Movimento

Oct. 2014 - Sep. 2015 Post-doctoral research (NORTE-07-0124- FEDER-000028)

Centre of Biological Engineering (CEB), University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Research program “BIO2Norte-“Biotechnology and Bioengineering for the Quality of Life and Sustainable Development”, in the scope of the research line “BioInd Biotechnology and Bioengineering for improved Industrial and Agro-Food processes”

Jan. 2014 - 31 Aug. 2014 Research fellow (FCT PTDC/EBB-BIO/114320/2009)

Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Research project in Biochemistry/Health Biotechnology: Isolation and purification of Plasmid DNA for cancer therapy

Jan. 2010 - Dec. 2013 PhD student (FCT SFRH/BD/64100/2009)

Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Research project in Biochemistry/Health Biotechnology: Biorecognition by amino acid-based affinity chromatography for RNA purification

Jan. 2014 - 31 Aug. 2014 Master student

Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Research project in Biochemistry/Health Biotechnology: RNA purification by affinity chromatography with immobilized histidine

Feb. 2008 - Jul. 2008 Research trainee

Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Research project in Immunopharmacology: New effects of PGP; one step further in elucidating neutrophil recruitment in COPD?

Current interest of research

Biochemistry and Biotechnology; purification and separation processes; knowledge transfer; technology transfer.

Selected Publications

Papers in peer reviewed journals

Martins R, Queiroz JA, Sousa F. 2014. Ribonucleic Acid purification. Journal of Chromatography A, 1355: 1-14

Martins R, Queiroz JA, Sousa F. 2012. A new strategy for RNA isolation from eukaryotic cells using arginine affinity chromatography. Journal of Separation Science 35(22): 3217-3226

Martins R, Queiroz JA, Sousa F. 2010. A new affinity approach to isolate Escherichia coli 6S RNA with histidine-chromatography. Journal of Molecular Recognition 23(6): 519-524

Oral presentations

Martins R, Bras T, Duarte MF. TeCMeM - TeCnologia de Membranas em Movimento, Projeto de Transferência de Tecnologia do CEBAL. Evento “Tecnologia de Membranas: A Realidade de produção dos Vinhos – Novas tendências de Inovação”, demonstração tecnológica e seminário, 11 e 18 janeiro 2017. CEBAL, Beja e CCDR Alentejo, Évora, Portugal

Martins R, Maia CJ, Queiroz JA, Sousa F. Affinity-based method for RNA purification pursuing mRNA vaccination. 19th ISSS - International Symposium on Separation Sciences: New achievements in Chromatography. 2013. Poreč, Croatia

Martins R, Queiroz JA, Sousa F. Arginine-based affinity chromatography as a new approach for RNA isolation. 32th ISPPP - International Symposium on the Separation of Proteins, Peptides and Polynucleotides. 2012. Istanbul, Turkey

Martins R, Queiroz JA, Sousa F. A new effective method for purifying Escherichia coli small and ribosomal RNA using histidine affinity chromatography. Affinity 2011. Tavira, Portugal

Posters in Conferences

Martins R, Teixeira, M, Toubarro D, Simões N, Domingues L, Teixeira JA. An efficient Azorean thermophilic consortium for lignocellulosic biomass degradation. MicroBiotec´15, Portuguese Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2015. Évora, Portugal

Martins R, Queiroz JA, Sousa F. New insights into RNA purification: the potential of amino acids-based affinity chromatography. MicroBiotec´13, Portuguese Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2013. Aveiro, Portugal

Martins R, Queiroz JA, Sousa F. Isolation of RNA from cell lysates using histidine affinity chromatography. 30th ISPPP - International Symposium on the Separation of Proteins, Peptides and Polynucleotides. 2010. Bologna, Italy

Patents

Rocha LA, Santos FM, Silva F, Martins R, Sousa A, Passarinha LA. Matriz cromatográfica baseada no polímero polissacárido gelana. Portuguese Patent 106446, Sep 7, 2012.

Thesis

Ana Rita Martins (2014). “Biorecognition by amino acid-based affinity chromatography for RNA purification”, PhD in Biochemistry. University of Beira Interior (Supervisor: Professor Fani Sousa; Co-supervisor: Professor João Queiroz)

Ana Rita Martins (2009). “RNA purification by affinity chromatography with immobilized histidine”. Master in Biochemistry. University of Beira Interior (Supervisor: Professor João Queiroz)

Ana Rita Martins (2008) “New effects of PGP; one step further in elucidating neutrophil recruitment in COPD?” Bachelor Thesis in immunology. Utrecht University / University of Beira Interior. (Supervisor: Saskia Overbeek, PhD; Co-supervisor: Professor Mafalda Fonseca

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