Curriculum Vitae

  Miguel Prudêncio

Supervision & Examination


Post-doc (ongoing)

Diana Fontinha

Helena Cabaço

Post-doc (completed)

Filipa P. da Cruz

Cláudia Cunha

Marija Markovic

Jorge Santos

Cláudia Marques

Inês Gomes

Patrícia Meireles

António Mendes

PhD (ongoing)

Raquel Azevedo

Diana Moita

Francisca Arez (iBET, Univ. Nova Lisboa)

Carolina Vinagreiro (Fac. Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Coimbra)

Jorge Grilo (Fac. Farmácia, Univ. Lisboa)

Daniela Brás (ITQB, Univ. Nova Lisboa)

Mélanie Fonte (Fac. Ciências Univ. Porto)

PhD (completed)

Patrícia Meireles - "Nutrient uptake and metabolism in Plasmodium-infected hepatic cells" - PhD thesis in Biomedical Sciences, Speciality in Microbiology and Parasitology. Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, 9 May 2016 (main supervisor)

Ana Margarida Vaz - "The impact of African trypanosomes on the infection caused by malaria parasites" - PhD thesis  in Biomedical Sciences, Speciality in Microbiology and Parasitology. Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, 12 April 2021 (main supervisor)

Adriana Temporão - "Unravelling the role of Trypanosoma brucei proteins in the impairment of Plasmodium infection", Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, 30 May 2022 (co-supervisor)

Francisca Arez - "Advancing  liver-stage Malaria in vitro models for drug discovery", Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 28 July 2022 (co-supervisor)

Master's (ongoing)

Madalena Carvalho

Ana Fraga

Rita Lopes

Sofia Santana

Master's (completed)

Ana Margarida Santos de Almeida - "The influence of bile acids on liver-stage malaria infection" - Fac. Med. Univ. Lisboa, 2008

Catarina de Almeida Marques - "The importance of apoptosis of Plasmodium-infected cells in the generation of immunity against malaria infection" - Fac. Ciências Univ. Lisboa, 2010

Joana Sales Dias - "The role of glucose in Plasmodium liver infection" - Fac. Ciências Univ. Lisboa, 2011

Ana Rita Tomé - "Malaria vaccination strategies", Fac. Farmácia Univ. Lisboa, 2012

Ana Margarida Roque Sanches Vaz - "The reciprocal influence of malaria and sleeping sickness co-infections" - Fac. Ciências Univ. Lisboa, 2013

Miguel Filipe Duarte - "Characterization of a new malaria vaccine candidate against Plasmodium vivax using genetically modified rodent Plasmodium parasites" - Fac. Ciências Univ. Lisboa, 2014

Pedro Gil Gameiro Eloy Sena Rego - "Paving a freezing way to defeat malaria" - Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, 2014

Carolina Andrade - "Characterization of a new genetically modified Plasmodium berghei parasite – development of a pre-erythrocytic malaria vaccine" - Fac. Ciências Univ. Lisboa, 2015

Raquel Azevedo - "Development of a new in vitro assay for screening malaria transmission blocking compounds" - Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisboa, 2016

Rafael Luís - "Plasmodium berghei liver infection inhibition by host immune response to Trypanosoma brucei" Fac. Ciências Univ. Lisboa, 2018

Daniela Brás - "
Mechanisms of inhibition of Plasmodium liver infection by amino acid supplementation" - Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisboa, 2018

Diana Alves Moita - "New insights into interferon-mediated immune responses elicited by Plasmodium liver stage infection - Unravelling the role of Viperin induction" - Fac. Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova Lisboa, 2018

Rafael Sousa - "Cryopreservation of Plasmodium sporozoites for whole-organism vaccination against malaria" - Instituto Superior Técnico, Univ. Lisboa, 2018

Teresa Maia - "Comparative immunological analyses of whole-sporozoite malaria vaccines" - Fac. Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova Lisboa, 2019

Andreia Barreto - "Evaluation of humoral and cellular immune responses to P. berghei-based whole-sporozoite malaria vaccination in rhesus macaques", Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisboa, 2019

Raquel Mestre - "Targeting p53 with indole-based compounds" - Fac. Farmácia, Univ. Lisboa, 2019

Gonçalo Pereira - "Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Liver Stage Development of Plasmodium Parasites and Whole Organism Vaccination Against Malaria", Fac. Ciências, Univ. Lisboa, 2021

Isabel Moules - "Drug repurposing against malaria parasites", Fac. Medicina, Univ. Lisboa, 2022

Catarina Rôla - "Comparative efficacy analysis of whole-sporozoite vaccines against malaria", Fac. Ciências, Univ. Lisboa, 2022

Research assistant (ongoing)

Carla Oliveira

Catarina Rôla

Research assistant (completed)

Mário Costa

Inês Albuquerque

Joana Pissarra

Carolina Andrade

Marta Machado

Rafael Sousa

Ana Filipa Teixeira

Denise Francisco

Tiago Santos

Soraia Caetano

Internships (ongoing)


Internships (completed)

Clemente da Silva

Sarah Goellner

Isabel Coelho

Sofia Ferreira

Inês Costa

Veronika Hrabcova

Ana Catarina Franco

Beatriz Gaspar

Maria Inês Costa

Kateřina Breiterová

Joana Romão

Leyre Pernaute Lau

Gustavo Capatti

Bruno Capistrano

Raquel Mestre

Šárka Pospíšilová

Vladimir Ghilas

Ana Margarida Almeida

Laura Fernandes

Isabelle Mostacato

Duarte Candeias

Jonathan Rzonzew

Rabia Saleem


PhD Theses

Antonietta Impagliazzo - "Transient protein interactions: The case of pseudoazurin and nitrite reductase", 7 April 2005, University of Leiden. Main opponent.

Louise Pereira Rodrigues - "Early detection of the biological and genetic determinants of resistance to artemisin based combination therapy in malaria parasites", 11 February 2011, IHMT, Univ. Nova Lisboa. Main opponent.

Elizabeth Ann Ball - "Uncovering the role of IFNAR1 in experimental cerebral malaria", April 2013, ITQB, Univ. Nova Lisboa. Main opponent.

Neuza dos Prazeres Lima Teixeira - "FSR quorum sensing: role in Enterococcus faecalis biology & host infection", 14 March 2014, ITQB, Univ. Nova Lisboa. Main opponent.

Jorge Manuel Santos - "Role of Plasmodium translationallyrepressed gene products in malaria transmission", 3 February 2015, Fac. Medicina Univ. Lisboa.

Ana Catarina Dias Pena - "Role of Histone H1 in chromatin and gene expression in the African Trypanosome: broad skills, specific functions?", 9 December 2015, Fac. Medicina Univ. Lisboa.

Ana Carina Santos Ferreira da Silva - "Strategies for improved Adenovirus and PPR vaccine production in different cell lines", 25 January 2016, ITQB, Univ. Nova Lisboa.

Francisco Maria Aresta Branco - "Understanding chromatin dynamics during antigenic variation in Trypanosoma brucei", 6 December 2016, Fac. Medicina Univ. Lisboa.

Anil Kumar - "Investigation of immunoprotective sequences of P. falciparum and other species", February 2017, Savitrabai Phule University, Pune, India. External reviewer.

Maria Sousa Rebelo - "Development of an innovative real-time assay for antimalarial sensitivity testing", 4 May 2017, Fac. Medicina Univ. Lisboa.

Hugo Ricardo L. Soares - "Viral and cell host factors influencing the development of an HCV vaccine candidate", 23 October 2018, ITQB, Univ. Nova Lisboa. Main opponent.

Ahmad Syibli Bin Othman - "Studies using transgenic rodent malaria parasites to improve live attenuated malaria vaccines", 25 October 2018, University of Leiden. Main opponent.

Viriato M'Bana - "Uncovering the UIS4 protein interacting network and its role during the malaria liver stage infection", 17 January 2020, Fac. Medicina Univ. Lisboa.

Maria João Coimbra Dores - "Dissecting Tick Vectors Biosystematics and Symbionts Transmission Potential", 18 December 2020, Fac. Ciências Univ. Lisboa.

Maria Inês Sousa de Albuquerque - "Unnatural glycopeptides and proteins and their use in antigen detection and immunization", 18 June 2021, Fac. Medicina Univ. Lisboa.

Miguel João Ferreira da Silva - "Defining molecular pathways in antimalarial drug resistance", 7 September 2022, Escola de Medicina, Univ. Minho. Main opponent.

Ana Rafaela Azevedo Teixeira - "Blocking the progression of Plasmodium sporozoites from the skin to the liver", 16 November 2022, Fac. Farmácia Univ. Porto. Main opponent.

Maria João Quitoles de Oliveira - "Nanosers microfluidics platform for rapid screening for infectious diseases", 16 December 2022, Fac. Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova Lisboa.

Henrique Pedro Pereira da Silva Amaral Machado - "Impact of adipose tissue colonization by Trypanosoma brucei during infection", 20 December 2022, Fac. Medicina Univ. Lisboa.

Master's Theses

Bassem Samy Guirgis - "Development of Prototype Gold Nanoparticle-Based Immunoassays for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum Hsp70", 31 October 2010, The American University in Cairo.

Ana Margarida Ferreira Góis - “Production and characterization of different types of malaria pigment (hemozoin) and their potential use for screening for hemozoin inhibiting drugs”, 25 October 2012, Fac. Ciências Univ. de Lisboa.

Isabel Bernardo Gonçalves Oliveira Silva - "Proteínas recombinantes de Plasmodium falciparum para deteção de malária por nanoimunoensaios", 15 May 2013, Fac. Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova de Lisboa.

Joana Rita Pinto de Magalhães - "Síntese de novos compostos híbridos com atividade antimalárica", 16 December 2013, Fac. Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa.

Mariana Amoroso das Neves Romão - "Nanoimunoensaios para a Detecção de Antigénios da Malária em Amostras Clínicas", 30 October 2014, Fac. Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova de Lisboa.

Ana Inês Relvinha dos Reis - "Desenvolvimento de um teste de diagnóstico rápido para a deteção de malária em amostras clínicas", 30 November 2015, Fac. Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova deLisboa.

Rita Santinho Grenho - "Development and evaluation of a novel and innovative drug sensitivity assay for Plasmodium falciparum", 13 December 2016, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa.

Ana Teresa Fernandes Alegre Branco - "Effect of underlying metabolic diseases, diet and metabolites on the growth of blood stage parasites Plasmodium falciparum", 12 November 2018, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa.

Ana Maria Rocha Fernandes Oliveira e Silva - "Malária em Cabo Verde", 14 July 2020, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa

Maria Duarte de Carvalho - “Protective effect of red blood cell pyruvate kinase deficiency against malaria – is there a role for the host cell membrane?”, 22 July 2021, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Sara Mateus Mahomed - “Large interindividual variations of Plasmodium falciparum growth in in-vitro cultures: Investigation of underlying factors especially related to red blood cells”, 27 July 2021, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa

Magda Isabel Barbosa Melro - "Impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection in human pregnancy", 4 February 2022, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa