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Ana Cristina Esteves

Ana Cristina Esteves

Invited Assistant Professor

  • Researcher ID B-2939-2008
  • ORCID 0000-0003-2239-2976
  • Department: Health Science Institute, UCP
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : ResearcherID=B-2939-2008


Research interests

Stress-related fungal plant pathogens
Global changes and fungal plant diseases
Microorganisms as biocontrol agents
Biotechnological potential of microorganisms
Microbial interactions

Academic degrees

2002. PhD in Biology, Aveiro University supervised by Professor Marlene Maria Tourais de Barros and Professor Euclides Manuel Vieira Pires.
1997. 1st year of the Master in Cell Biology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra.
1996. Degree in Biology, University of Aveiro.

Scientific activities

2018-present. Invited Assistant Professor. Health Science Institute. Portuguese Catholic University.
2012-2018. Invited Assistant Professor. Biology Department, Aveiro University.
2015-2018. Post-doc. Cesam, DeBio, Aveiro University and Ghent University.
2011-2012. Invited Assistant Professor. Health Science Department. Portuguese Catholic University.
2008-2014. Post-doc. Cesam & DeBio, Aveiro University.
2006-2011. Invited Assistant Professor. Biology Department, Aveiro University.
2002-2008. Post-doc. CBC,DeBio. Aveiro University and Coimbra University.

Publications

Projects

MAXIAQUA - MAXimization of the strategies of control of a parasite in aquaculture of turbot See more

ALIEN - An integrated approach to unravel Lasiodiplodia-grapevine Interactions See more

URGENTpine ­- UnRaveling host­pathoGEn iNteracTions in pine pitch canker disease See more

PANDORA - Potential impact of climate changes on Botryosphaeriaceae-related diseases of Eucalyptus spp. in Portugal See more

Advanced Course on Protein Profiling of Microorganisms See more

Prometheus - PROteoME of Diplodia corticola, the cork oak paTHogEn fungUS See more

SEAGULL- Identification of nonpoint sources of faecal pollution in a natural environment: contributing data for risk assessment See more

Assessing the combined effects of chemical stressors and UV radiation on Daphnia magna See more

Assessing conformational stability of aspartic proteinases with biotechnological and medical relevance – Unfolding/refolding of dimeric and monomeric proteins See more

How do Organic Solvents Affect Cardosin A and Cardosin B Activity and Structure. The use of Cardosins in New Strategies and New Tactics for Routine Peptide Synthesis See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Co-supervisor): Micael Gonçalves (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Forough Nazar Pour (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Carina Rafaela Faria da Costa Félix (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Rita Pinheiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Carina Félix (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Filipe Honório (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Agata Stachecka (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Emília Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Joanna Rytych (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Carina Marques dos Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Márcia Raquel Maia Saraiva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Andreia Henriques (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Hugo Ricardo Monteiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Tânia Costa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Bruno Queiroz (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Rafael Custódio (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Isabel Cristina Soares (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sara Abreu (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Mónica Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Sofia Libório (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): João Baptista (not a CESAM member)

Bolseira de Investigação (Main Supervisor): Carina Rafaela Faria da Costa Félix (CESAM member)

Seminário (Main Supervisor): João Santos (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Rodrigo Menezes (not a CESAM member)

Projecto licenciatura em Biotecnologia (Co-supervisor): Lúcia Sabala (not a CESAM member)

Estágio (Co-supervisor): Mariana Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Isabel Oliveira Fernandes (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Fernanda Blauth de Lima (not a CESAM member)

Course organization

2018. Advanced course on “Bioinformatics for Microbiologists”. 2nd edition. 9-13/7/2018. University of Aveiro, Portugal.


2017. Advanced course on Scientific Writing and Communication. 5ª Edition. 10-14/7/2017. University of Aveiro, Portugal.


2017. Conferência internacional “Cork in Science and Applications”. 7-8/09/2017. University of Aveiro, Portugal. (member of the scientific commision).


2016. Workshop de Escrita Científica. Encontro de Estudantes de Biologia. November 2016. University of Aveiro, Portugal.


2016. Advanced course on “Bioinformatics for Microbiologists”. 12-16/09. University of Aveiro, Portugal.


2016. Advanced course on Scientific Writing and Communication. 4th edition. 27/6-1/07. Aveiro, Portugal.


2015. Advanced course on Scientific Writing and Communication. 3rd edition. 22-26/06. Aveiro, Portugal.


2014. Advanced course on Scientific Writing and Communication. 2nd edition. 28/04-2/05. Aveiro, Portugal.


2013. Advanced course on Scientific Writing and Communication. 11-14/6. Aveiro, Portugal.


2012. Advanced course on Protein Profiling of Microorganisms. 9-13/7. Aveiro, Portugal.


2006. Organização do I Encontro Nacional de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas & V Simpósio de Pós-Graduação do Departamento de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro. Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro.


1999. Participação na Comissão Organizadora do IVth International Symposium on Experimental Techniques – Ext’98. 1999. Aveiro, Portugal. Realizado sob os auspícios da Associação Portuguesa de Patologia Experimental.

Reviewer in International Journals


  • Advances in Microbiology

  • Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology

  • African Journal of Microbiology

  • BMC Microbiology

  • Chemosphere

  • Current Microbiology

  • Environmental Health Perspectives

  • Frontiers in Microbiology

  • Frontiers in Marine Sciences

  • Fungal Biology

  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences

  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

  • Journal of Applied Biochemistry

  • Journal of Applied Microbiology

  • Journal of Biomedical Optics

  • Journal of Molecular Catalysis. B: Enzymatic

  • Marine Drugs

  • PLOS One

  • Proteomics

  • Proteomes

  • The Open Catalysis Journal

  • World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology


Journal Editor

Guest Associate Editor da Frontiers in Microbiology


http://journal.frontiersin.org.....

Bioinformatic tools

Script for secretome prediction: Fungi Secreted Proteins (or Secretome) Predictor Pipeline


This script was designed to automate the prediction of fungi secreted proteins from a single or a batch of FASTA files using a complex pipeline that uses programs for the prediction of signal peptides, trans-membrane regions, subcellular localization and endoplasmic reticulum targeting motif. It can also be used for the prediction of complete fungi secretomes when given their proteomes.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.238855

Prizes

2015:  Prove It prize. Com a  tecnologia “Método para produção de colagenase recombinante para digestão de colagénios" (CI-12-022). Financiamento no valor de 4.000€ para prova de conceito.


2014: Passaporte para o Empreendedorismo: Projecto “Cool'Digest - uma nova enzima para degradação de colagénios”. 2014. Refª 2331. Financiado pelo Programa Operacional Regional do Centro. Team member.


2007: Best Poster Prize: AS Fraga, AC Sarmento, CS Oliveira, M Nutley, A Cooper, E Pires, M Barros. Unfolding of cardosin A, an aspartic protease, in the presence of TFE/water mixtures. ProStab - 7th International Conference on Protein Stabilisation 2007. 11th - 14th April 2007. Exeter, UK.


1994: National delegate in the 36th London International Youth Science Forum, London, United Kingdom. Awarded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

COST ACTIONS

National representative:


 


FP1401 - A global network of nurseries as early warning system against alien tree pests (Global Warning)
http://www.cost.eu/domains_act.....


 


FA1405 - Using three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods to enhance crop protection and production


http://www.cost.eu/COST_Action.....


 


FA1303 - Sustainable control of grapevine trunk diseases


http://www.cost.eu/COST_Action.....

Main research interests

Phytopatogens and Microbial interactions


Microbial Proteomics


Microbial enzymes

Activities/Positions

Out. 2018-present: Invited Assistant Professor at the Portuguese Catholic University
2015-Sep. 2018: Pos-Doc fellowship holder (FCT)
2012-Sep. 2018: Invited Professor of the Biology Department of Aveiro University.
2008-2014: Pos-Doc student (FCT) under the supervision of Prof. António Correia. CESAM & Biology Department of Aveiro University.
2006-2011: Invited Professor of the Biology Department of Aveiro University.
2002-2008: Pos-Doc student (FCT grant) under the supervision of Prof. Marlene Barros, Prof. Amadeu Soares and Prof. Euclides Pires. Biology Department of Aveiro University.
1998-2002. PhD student (FCT grant) under the under the supervision of Prof. Marlene Barros and Prof. Euclides Pires. Biology Department of Aveiro University.

Academic degress

2002. Ph.D. in Biology. Universidade de Aveiro.
1996. Degree in Biology. Universidade de Aveiro.

Current Position

- Invited Auxiliar Professor, at the Portuguese Catholic University


CESAM Funding: