Francisco Rosário de Figueiredo

Ph.D Student
Atomic Structure-Composition of Materials

Graduated in Environmental Health and Biotechnology by the Instituto Universitário de Ciências da Saúde, Paredes, Portugal and obtained a master degree in Marine Sciences – Marine Resources from Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal. Worked in the Histology and Electron Microscopy Service (HEMS) at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Porto, Portugal since 2014. During these 3 years obtained experience and expertise on several transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. My current PhD work is focused on the study of protein self-assembly in the context of Machado-Joseph Disease with supervision of Prof. Sandra Macedo-Ribeiro from i3S and Prof. Paulo Ferreira from INL/Texas University.

Selected Publications

  • Anjo SI, Figueiredo F, Fernandes R, Manadas B, Oliveira M “A proteomic and ultrastructural characterization of ‘Aspergillus fumigatus’ conidia adaptation at different culture ages” (2017) Journal of Proteomics. https://doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2017.03.021
  • Pereira CL, Teixeira GQ, Ribeiro-Machado C, Caldeira J, Costa M, Figueiredo F, Fernandes R, Aguiar P, Grad S, Barbosa MA, Gonçalves RM “Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells seeded on cartilaginous endplates promote Intervertebral Disc Regeneration through Extracellular Matrix Remodeling” (2016) Scientific Reports. https://doi: 10.1038/srep33836
  • Sousa ML, Figueiredo F, Pinheiro C, Silva A, Malhão F, Rocha MJ, Rocha E, Urbatzka R “Morphological and molecular effects of cortisol and ACTH on zebrafish stage I and II follicles.” (2015) Reproduction. https:// doi: 10.1530/REP-15-0271