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  Ana Ferro

  Investigadora de Pós-Doutoramento

  Doutorada em Bioquímica               

  Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB)

  Universidade Nova de Lisboa

 

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Education and Training  

PhD in Biochemistry, specialty in Molecular Biology, by Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Oeiras, Portugal (2016)

Master Degree in Food Engineering, by Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Beja, Portugal (2010)

Graduation in Biochemistry, by University of Évora, Évora, Portugal (2006)

Research and Professional Experience

April 2017 – Present: Post-Doctoral Researcher

AgroGenomics Group - Centro de Biotecnologia Agrícola e Agro-Alimentar do Alentejo (CEBAL), Beja
Project: LentiDev: A Molecular Approach to Cork Porosity

Sept 2016 – Mar 2017: Project Research Fellow

Bioactive Compounds Group - Centro de Biotecnologia Agrícola e Agro-Alimentar do Alentejo (CEBAL), Beja
Project: ValBioTecCynara: Genetic Characterization of a Cynara cardunculus Population

Jan 2011 – Aug 2016: PhD Student

Plant Functional Genomics (GPlantS Unit) - Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB) and AgroGenomics Group - Centro de Biotecnologia Agrícola e Agro-Alimentar do Alentejo (CEBAL), Beja

Oct 2008 – May 2010: Master student

AgroGenomics Group - Centro de Biotecnologia Agrícola e Agro-Alimentar do Alentejo (CEBAL), Beja

Dec 2007 – Sept 2008: Lab Technician

Unit of Imaging and Cytometry (UIC), Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Oeiras
Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting

Jan 2007 – June 2007: Lab Technician

Unidade Laboratorial de Utilização Comum (ULUC), National Health Institute Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Lisbon
DNA Automatic Sequencing and dHPLC

Sept 2005 – June 2006: Graduation Student

Hemoglobinopathies Molecular Biology Group, Center for Human Genetics (CGH), National Health Institute Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Lisbon

Current interests of research

1. Plant biotechnology; 2. Genetic diversity; 3. Molecular markers; 4. Development of histological and genomic tools associated to cork quality.

Selected Publications

Papers in peer reviewed journals

Ferro AM, Ramos P, Guerreiro O, Jerónimo E, Pires I, Capel C, Capel J, Lozano R, Duarte MF, Oliveira MM, Gonçalves S (2017). Impact of novel SNPs identified in Cynara cardunculus  genes on functionality of proteins regulating phenylpropanoid pathway and their association with biological activities. BMC Genomics, 18(1): 183.       

Mendes AI, Ferro AM, Martins R, Picanço I, Gomes S, Cerqueira R, Correia M, Nunes AR, Esteves J, Fleming R and Faustino P (2009). Non-classical Hereditary Hemochromatosis in Portugal: novel mutations identified in iron metabolism-related genes. Annals of Hematology, 88: 229-34.

Communications

Ferro AM, Lozano R, Guerra Â, Fernandes MC, Parreira P, Duarte MF, Gonçalves S, Oliveira MM. Genetic Variation of genes involved in polyphenols synthesis and biological activities of identified haplotypes. 5th ITQB PhD Students’ Meeting. Oeiras. Portugal. November 2014. Oral presentation.

Ferro AM, Lozano R, Guerra Â, Fernandes MC, Parreira P, Duarte MF, Gonçalves S, Oliveira MM. Genetic variation of genes involved in polyphenols synthesis and biological activities of identified haplotypes. 8th world congress on polyphenols applications. Lisbon. Portugal. July 2014. Poster presentation.

Ferro AM, Lozano R, Gonçalves S, Oliveira MM. High-resolution melting analysis to identify SNPS in C3’H, HQT and GAS genes in Cynara cardunculus. XII Congresso Luso-Espanhol de Fisiologia Vegetal. Lisbon. Portugal. 2013. Poster presentation.

Ferro AM, Lozano R, Gonçalves S, Oliveira MM. A Reverse Genetics Approach to Identify Cardoon Genotypes with Improved Polyphenolic Content. 3rd ITQB PhD Students’ Meeting. Oeiras. Portugal. November 2012. Poster Presentation.

Ferro AM, Lozano R, Gonçalves S, Oliveira MM. A Reverse Genetics Approach to Identify Cardoon Genotypes with Improved Polyphenolic Content. VIII International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardoon and their wild relatives. Viterbo. Italy. April 2012. Poster presentation.

Ferro AM, Lourenço, PL, Gonçalves S, Palma SF. Molecular and Functional Characterization of Cellulose Synthases in Cynara cardunculus L. XXXV Jornadas Portuguesas de Genética. Braga. Portugal. May-June 2010. Poster presentation.

Martins R, Mendes AI, Ferro AM, Romão L, and Faustino P. Non-Classical Hereditary Hemochromatosis in Portugal – Detection of novel mutations in HFE, TFR2, HJV and HAMP genes. Second ESH – Club du Globule Rouge et du Fer Euroconference on Disorders of Iron Homeostasis, Erythrocytes and Erythropoiesis. Cascais. Portugal. November 2006. Poster presentation.

Ferro AM. Molecular Study of Hereditary Hemochromatosis. Dia do Jovem Investigador do INSA. Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge. Lisboa. Portugal. May 2006. Poster presentation.

Thesis

Ferro AM. (2016) A Reverse Genetics Approach to Identify Cynara cardunculus L. genotypes with Improved Bioactive Content. Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier. Oeiras, Portugal

Ferro AM. (2010) Molecular and Functional Characterization of Cellulose Synthases in Cynara cardunculus. Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Portugal

Ferro AM. (2006) Molecular Study of Non-Classical Hereditary Hemochromatosis. University of Évora. Portugal. 

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