CBMA

Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Maria Antónia Silva
Maria Antónia Silva
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PhD Student
Innovation for Life - Functional Genomics and Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Living
Microbial Biotechnology
Isabel Soares Silva & Margarida Casal
Universidade do Minho - Campus de Gualtar, Departamento de Biologia - 4710-057, Braga - P

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Integrated MSc in Bioengineering, Biological Engineering (FEUP, Porto)

Current Research & Key Publications

Identification and functional characterization of novel plasma membrane carboxylate transporters with biotechnological applications (Refª FCT NORTE-08-5369-FSE-000060)

ORCID: 0000-0003-1622-4888
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Research Projects

Identification and functional characterization of novel plasma membrane carboxylate transporters with biotechnological applications (Refª FCT NORTE-08-5369-FSE-000060)

Team member:

2016-2018

Trans-Acids: Structural functional studies of carboxylic acid transporters: Novel tools in production optimization using industrial microbes (PTDC/BIA-MIC/5184/2014)

2016-2019

EcoAgriFood: Innovative green products and processes to promote Agri-Food BioEconomy (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000009)


Research Fellowship Project - "Study of efflux-pumps in gram-negative bacteria, as one of the mechanisms involved in antibiotic resistance” developed at Laboratoire de Cristallographie et RMN Biologiques (UMR 8015 – LCRB), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences associated to CNRS in Université Paris Descartes, by May – September 2016.

MSc Thesis Project - "Microparticles loaded with benzyldimethyldodecyl ammonium chloride to control adapted resistant bacteria" developed at Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy (LEPABE, FEUP), by March 2016.

Er-Placements (M1) Project - "Microalgae as a tool for extraction of biofuel compounds" developed at Laboratory of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (LGPM) integrated at Bioprocess team in Ecole Centrale Paris, by 2014.

Publications

 

 

 

 

 

Oral Communications:

 

6. Maria Sousa-Silva, David Ribas, Margarida Casal, Isabel Soares-Silva. “Functional characterization of Cyberlindnera jadinii carboxylate transporters in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.”, Oral Communication, Annual Meeting 2018 – Portuguese Society of Genetics. I3S – Porto, Portugal, June 14-15, 2018

 

 

5. Maria Sousa-Silva, Margarida Casal, Isabel Soares-Silva. “Identification and functional characterization of novel plasma membrane carboxylate transporters”, Oral Communication, 3rd Joint BIOTECnico and AEM PhD Programs Workshop . Lisboa, Portugal, June 11-12 , 2018

 

 

4. Maria Sousa-Silva, David Ribas, Ricardo Franco-Duarte, Célia Pais, Margarida Casal, Isabel Soares-Silva. “Exploring organic acid producer microorganisms – Identification, morpho- and physiological characterization of wild yeast strains.”, Oral Communication, XXI Jornadas de Biologia de Leveduras "Professor Nicolau van Uden". Braga, Portugal, June 8-9, 2018

 


3. Sousa-Silva M, Casal M, Soares-Silva I. “Project: Identification and functional characterization of novel plasma membrane carboxylate transporters”, Oral Communication, 2nd Joint Workshop of the PhD Programs in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (DP_AEM) and Molecular and Environmental Biology (PDBMA). Braga, Portugal, Sept 25-27, 2017

 


2. Maria Sousa-Silva, Margarida Casal, Isabel Soares-Silva. “Characterization of novel membrane transporters for biotechnological applications”, Oral Communication, 2nd JOINT BIOTECnico AND AEM PhD PROGRAMS WORKSHOP. Lisboa, Portugal, Feb 15-16, 2017

 


1. Sousa-Silva M, Melo L, Machado I. “Adaptive resistance to BDMDAC and cross-resistance to other antimicrobial agents”, Pitch Communication, 7th Edition of the annual Symposium on Bioengineering in FEUP. Porto, Portugal, Apr 22-23, 2016

 


 

 

Poster Communications:

 

7. David Ribas, Isabel Soares-Silva, Daniel Vieira, Maria Sousa-Silva, Joana Sá-Pessoa, João Azevedo-Silva, Sandra Cristina Viegas, Cecília Maria Arraiano, Sandra Paiva, Pedro Soares, Margarida Casal. “The Ady2 “NPAPLGL(M/S)” motif is critical for acetate uptake and binding”, Poster Communication, XXI Jornadas de Biologia de Leveduras "Professor Nicolau van Uden". Braga, Portugal, June 8-9, 2018

 

 

6. Maria Sousa-Silva, David Ribas, Margarida Casal, Isabel Soares-Silva. “Characterization of Cyberlindnera jadinii carboxylate transporters in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.”, Poster Communication, XXI Jornadas de Biologia de Leveduras "Professor Nicolau van Uden". Braga, Portugal, June 8-9, 2018

 

 

5. David Ribas, Isabel Soares-Silva, Joana Sá-Pessoa, Maria Sousa-Silva, João Azevedo-Silva, Sandra Paiva, Margarida Casal. “Structural and Functional characterization of AceTr transporter family”, Poster communication, Microbiotec 17’ – Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology in UCP. Porto, Portugal, Dec 7-9, 2017

 


4. Sousa-Silva M, Ribas D, Casal M, Soares-Silva I. “Heterologous expression of Candida utilis carboxylic acid transporters in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”, Poster Communication – XLI Jornadas Portuguesas de Genética. Aveiro, Portugal, Jun 8-9, 2017



3. Sousa-Silva M, Casal M, Soares-Silva I. “Characterization of novel membrane transporters with biotechnological applications”, Poster Communication – 2nd JOINT BIOTECnico AND AEM PhD PROGRAMS WORKSHOP. Lisboa, Portugal, Feb 15-16, 2017



2. Sousa-Silva M
, Simões M, Melo L, Machado I. “Adaptation of Pseudomonas fluorescens to benzyldimethyldodecyl ammonium chloride: implication in biofilm formation and cross-resistance”, Poster Communication - ESGB/EPASG Annual International Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance in Microbial Biofilms and Options for Treatment. Ghent, Belgium, Oct 5-7, 2016

 

 

1. Sousa-Silva M, Melo L, Machado I. “Adaptive resistance to BDMDAC and cross-resistance to other antimicrobial agents”, Pitch and Poster Communication – 7th Edition of the annual Symposium on Bioengineering in FEUP. Porto, Portugal, Apr 22-23, 2016

 

 

 

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