Joana Mourão

JOANA MOURÃO

“Understanding the ecological and evolutionary factors that contribute to drug resistance through the use of Computational Biology and Cutting-Edge High-Throughput Technologies”

Epidemiology; genomics; metal-tolerance mechanisms; antibiotic-resistance mechanisms; typing; food-safety; bacterial evolution and ecology; bacterial pathogen biology; bioinformatics; data-science; computer science; high-throughput methodologies; statistics.

CONTACTS

Institutional Email: jmourao@cnc.uc.pt

Personal Email: joanavm1@gmail.com

LINKS

Ciência Vitae: https://www.cienciavitae.pt/581B-E51E-CC83

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1296-5964

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/1226787/joana-mourao/

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joana_Mourao6

Linkedin: https://pt.linkedin.com/in/joana-mourão-10891984

KEYWORDS

Antibiotic-resistance; bacterial evolution and ecology; bioinformatics; biostatistics; cancer; computational biology; cutting-edge high-throughput methodologies; data science; data mining; epidemiology; food-safety; genomics; machine learning; metal-tolerance; microbiology; mobile genetic elements and genome evolution among Enterobacteriaceae; pathogen biology; typing

PUBLICATION STATISTICS [Google Schoolar – at 23 January 2019]

h-index: 11

Total citations: 526

Total Publication: 25

  • Original: 19
  • Review: 2
  • Chapter: 2
  • Pre-Print: 2

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Dec 2011 – May 2016: PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences – Microbiology Speciality, Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal.

Sep 2005 – Nov 2011: MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal.

PENDING ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Sep 2017 – Sep 2020 [expected]: MSc in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Applied to Health (70 out of 120 ECTs concluded), Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Sep 2019: XXVIII FELASA Accredited Couse 020/08F in Laboratory Animal Science – Functions (a), (b) and (d) according to Directive 2010/63/EU. 80h total with theoretical and practical classes. Institute for Research and Innovation in Health – i3S. University of Porto. Porto. Portugal.

Oct 2015: “Capacity-building Workshop: Rapid NGS for Characterization and Typing of Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli”, organized by the ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers – ESGEM, Groningen, The Netherlands. 3 days, with lectures and practical components.

Jun 2013: “Epidemiology and Biostatistics Applied to Health Research”, organized by the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge – INSA, Lisbon, Portugal. 4 days, with lectures and practical components.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE / POSITIONS

Dec 2018 – Present: Auxiliary Researcher at Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, UC-Biotech, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Jun 2016 – Dec 2018: Postdoctoral Researcher at UCIBIO/REQUIMTE. Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Jan 2012 – May 2016: Graduate Student Researcher at UCIBIO/REQUIMTE. Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Sep 2009 – Dec 2012: Undergraduate Researcher at UCIBIO/REQUIMTE. Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Feb 2011 – May 2011: Undergraduate Researcher under the ERASMUS program at Laboratory of Microbiology and Parasitology at Institute Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria (IRYCIS), Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain.

Sep 2009 – Feb 2011: Undergraduate Researcher at UCIBIO/REQUIMTE. Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

R&D PROJECTS

·        PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH GRANTS

Dec 2018 – Jun 2021: “CRADLE: Deep learning in cancer drug discovery: a pipeline for the generation of new therapies”. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-03135. Agency: FCT, PORTUGAL2020, COMPETE2020. Role: Team Member.

2018 – 2019: “Evaluation of production or processing control practices on the microbiological quality and safety of poultry meat with focus on Salmonella”. Reference: PP-IJUP2017-SOJA DE PORTUGAL-27. Agency: IJUP Empresas Projects. Role: Team Member.

2016 – 2017: “Copper tolerance in Enterococcus faecium: unveiling the activity of a multicopper oxidase encoded by cueO gene and its gene transfer to Staphylococcus aureus”. Reference: NA. Agency: REQUIMTE – Rede de Química e Tecnologia. Role: Team Member.

Jun 2016 – Dec 2018: “FOODnanoHEALTH-Qualidade e Segurança Alimentar-uma abordagem nano(tecnológica)”. Reference: Norte-01-0145-FEDER-000011. Agency: CCDR-N, NORTE2020, Portugal2020. Role: Team Member.

Sep 2014 – Sep 2016: “Discrimination of Salmonella non-typhoid high-risk clones by high-throughput spectroscopic techniques (MALDI-TOF and FTIR-ATR)”. Reference: 8168. Agency: European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Study Group Research Grant. Role: Team Member.

2012 – 2013: “Resistance to biocides in Salmonella from Portugal: a multilayered approach”. Reference: 80. Agency: Multidisciplinary projects 2011-2012 UP/Santander Totta. Role: Team Member.

2011 – 2012: “Tracking antibiotic resistance along the Silk Road”. Reference: 199. Agency: Multidisciplinary projects 2010-2011 UP/Santander Totta. Role: Team Member.

2011 – 2012: ““Molecular and phenotypic characteristics of the emerging Salmonella enterica serotype 4,5,12:i- (monophasic variant of S. Typhimurium) from Portugal”. Reference: 17. Agency: Multidisciplinary projects 2010-2011 UP/Santander Totta. Role: Team Member.

2010 – 2011: “Are ready-to-eat salads an important vehicle of pathogenic and commensal bacteria resistant to antibiotics?”. Reference: NA. Agency: Multidisciplinary projects 2009-2010 UP/Santander Totta. Role: Team Member.

2010 – 2011: “Population Structure of Salmonella nontyphoidal causing human infections by Multilocus Sequence Typing”. Reference: NA. Agency: Multidisciplinary projects 2009-2010 UP/Santander Totta. Role: Team Member.

2010 – 2013: “Estarão as aquaculturas a produzir mais do que peixe? Detecção de resistência a agentes antimicrobianos num nicho ecológico pouco estudado”. Reference: PTDC/AAC-AMB/103386/2008. Agency: FCT. Role: Team Member.

COMUNICATIONS

International Events (Poster): 44

International Events (Oral): 4

National Event (Poster): 32

National Event (Oral): 9

INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIPS

Jun 2016 – Dec 2018: Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Project grant NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000024) – To support the Post-Doc in Microbiological Food Safety and Quality at University of Porto.

2011 – 2015: FCT Individual PhD Studentship (Reference: SFRH/BD/77518/2011); To support the PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences – Microbiology Speciality at University of Porto.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017: Best Poster – 10th Annual Meeting PortFIR, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal.

2017: Travel and Registration Fellowship – FEMS Congress Grant for Early Career Scientists, Federation of European Microbiological Societies, 7th FEMS, Valencia, Spain.

2015: Honorable Mention – 8th Annual Meeting PortFIR, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal.

2015: ESCMID Attendance Grant – European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop, Groningen, Netherlands.

2015: Travel and Registration Fellowship – George McCracken Infectious Disease Fellows, American Society of Microbiology, 55th ICAAC, San Diego, CA, USA.

2015: ESCMID Travel and Registration Fellowship – European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 25th ECCMID, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2014: Honorable Mention – 7th Annual Meeting PortFIR, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal.

2014: Travel and Registration Fellowship – Biometals Society, 9th International Copper Meeting, Vico Equense, Italy.

2014: ESCMID Registration Fellowship – European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 24th ECCMID, Barcelona, Spain.

2013: FEMS Young Scientist Meeting Grant (YSMG) – Federation of European Microbiological Societies, 10th IMMEM, Paris, France.

2013: ESCMID Travel and Registration Fellowship – European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 23rd ECCMID, Berlin, Germany.

2012: Best Poster – 5th Annual Meeting PortFIR, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal.

2011: Best Poster – 4th Annual Meeting PortFIR, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal.

2011: Nutrition Awards 1st Honorable Mention – Category of Food Safety and Quality, Portuguese Association of Nutritionists and GCI Group – Integrated Communication Managers to research work, Lisbon, Portugal.

PEDAGOGIC ACTIVITIES / LECTURES

  • DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

Dec 2018 – Present: Guest lecturer of the Ph.D. Degree in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine (Advanced Course in Computational Biology; Course in Advanced Therapies), CNC, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Subjects Taught: Bioinformatics; Cancer; Genomics; Machine Learning.

  • MASTER PROGRAMS

2013 – Dec 2018: Tutorial/practical classes: Master in Clinical Analysis – Clinical Bacteriology, Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal. Subjects Taught: Bacterial Identification, Diagnosis and Typing; High-Throughput Sequencing Technologies; Bioinformatics.

2012 – Dec 2018: Tutorial/practical classes: Master in Quality Control – Microbiological Control, Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal. Subjects Taught: Bacterial Identification and Typing.

  • UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

2017: Tutorial/practical classes: Bachelor degree in Food Science – Food Microbiology, Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal. Subjects Taught: Alternative methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens.

2015 – Dec 2018: Tutorial/practical classes: Integrated Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences – Bacteriology, Nutrition and Food Science Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal. Subjects Taught: Antimicrobial Susceptibility; High-Throughput Sequencing Technologies; Bioinformatics.

PROJECTS

2018 – Sep 2019: Founding member of MicroMundo@UPorto, University of Porto, Portugal.

SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE

Sep 2011 – Dec 2018: Integration of undergraduate students in initiation research projects, Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto.

Sep 2017 – Sep 2018: Undergraduate student of Biochemistry degree, Sciences Faculty/ICBAS, University of Porto.

JURY IN ACADEMIC DEGREES

2016: Jury of the “Project/Internship” report, undergraduate student of Biochemistry degree, ICBAS, University of Porto.

2017: Jury of “Project I” report, undergraduate student of the Integrated Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto.

JURY IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2017: Evaluation of poster presentations at the 10th Meeting of Young Researchers of University of Porto – IJUP17, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

2018: Evaluation of poster presentations at the 11th Meeting of Young Researchers of University of Porto – IJUP18, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

PARTICIPATION IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

Jan 2017 – Present: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC). Role: Reviewer

Feb 2017 – Present: International Journal of Food Microbiology (IJFM). Role: Reviewer

Mar 2017 – Present: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology (BJMI). Role: Reviewer

Apr 2017 – Present: Environmental Pollution (EP). Role: Reviewer

Nov 2017 – Present: PeerJ. Role: Reviewer

Sep 2018 – Present: Current Opinion in Food Science. Role: Reviewer

Nov 2018 – Present: Poultry Science. Role: Reviewer

Feb 2019 – Present: Frontiers in Microbiology. Role: Reviewer

Nov 2019 – Present: Pathogens. Role: Reviewer

Dec 2019 – Pathogens. Role: Guest Editor (Special Issue: “Advances on Control of Foodborne Pathogens: From Conventional to Cutting-Edge Approaches”)

Dec 2019 – Pathogens. Role: Editor

Dec 2019 – Present: Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control. Role: Reviewer

MEMBER EVALUATION COMMITTEE

Nov 2019: Member of the evaluation committee in two calls for the award of 2 (two) research fellowships for MSc holders.

ORGANIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2017: Member of the organizing committee, Opening Session of the MicroMundo@UPorto citizen science project, Pharmacy Faculty, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

OUTSOURCING ACTIVITIES

2012 – Dec 2018: Participation and preparation of protocols for laboratory services associated with outsourcing activities to the community/industry/other laboratories related to the isolation, identification, and typing of microorganisms, using classical and molecular techniques.

MEMBERSHIPS, COUNCILS AND COMISSIONS

Jan 2014 – Jan 2015: Member of the Representative Council of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

2013 – 2018: American Society of Microbiology – no. 57132052

2012 – 2018: European Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases – no. 105645

2014 – 2016: International Biometals Society

2012 – 2018: Portuguese Society of Microbiology – no. 382