Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P.
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Paula Cristina Branco Cabrita Cunha
CATEGORIA PROFISSIONAL | CURRENT POSITION:
Técnica Superior| Senior Technician
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HABILITAÇÕES ACADÉMICAS:
  • Ph.D em Engenharia Alimentar (ISA, Universidade de Lisboa) 2014·
  • Mestrado em Ciência e Engenharia dos Alimentos FMV/ISA/ISEG/IST, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa) 2004
  • Licenciatura em Engenharia Agro-Industrial, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, 2000
ACADEMIC DEGREES:
  • Ph.D. in Food Engineering (ISA, University of Lisbon) 2014·
  • M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology (FMV/ISA/ISEG/IST, Technical University of Lisbon) 2004
  • Graduation on Food Science and Technology (ISA, Technical University of Lisbon) 2000
DOMÍNIO DE ESPECIALIZAÇÃO:
  • Biologia molecular (RAPD, PCR-REA)· 
  • Análise de expressão génica (qPCR)·
  • Bioinformática (análise de sequências de ADN e de proteínas)
  • Identificação de proteínas (SDS-PAGE; PMF and MALDI-TOF-MS; LC-ESI-MS/MS; MASCOT)
AREA OF EXPERTISE:
  • Molecular biology (RAPD, PCR-REA)·
  • Gene expression analysis (qPCR)· 
  • Bioinformatic analysis (sequence analysis of DNA and proteins)
  • Protein identification (SDS-PAGE; PMF and MALDI-TOF-MS; LC-ESI-MS/MS; MASCOT)
ÁREAS DE INVESTIGAÇÃO CORRENTES:
  • Genética de sobreiro (Quercus suber)
  • Formação de biofilmes por Listeria monocytogenes
CURRENT RESEARCH FIELDS:
  • Cork Oak (Quercus suber) genetics
  • Biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes
OUTRAS ATIVIDADES:
  • Membro integrado da unidade de investigação LEAF (ISA, Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Avaliador de artigos científicos
OTHER ACTIVITIES:
  • Member of LEAF (ISA, University of Lisbon)
  • Scientific papers referee

PUBLICAÇÕES | MAIN PUBLICATIONS:

  • Cabrita, P, Trigo, MJ, Ferreira, RB, Brito, L (2015). Differences in the expression of cold stress related genes and in the swarming motility among persistent and sporadic strains of Listeria monocytogenes. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 12(7): 576-584. doi:10.1089/fpd.2014.1918.
  • Dutra, V, Silva, AC, Cabrita, P, Peres, C, Malcata, X, Brito, L (2015). Lactobacillus plantarum LB95 a potential probiotic strain against gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens. Journal of Medical Microbiology. doi:10.1099/jmm.0.000196. (in press)
  • Cabrita, P, Trigo, MJ, Ferreira, RB, Brito, L (2014). Is the exoproteome importante for bacterial pathogenesis? Lessons learned from interstrain exoprotein diversity in L. monocytogenes grown at different temperatures. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. 18:553-569. (Review paper). doi:10.1089/omi.2013.0151.
  • Cabrita, P, Batista, S, Machado, H, Moes, S, Jenö, P, Manadas, B, Trigo, MJ, Ferreira, RB, Brito, L (2013). Comparative analysis of the exoproteomes of L. monocytogenes strains grown at low temperatures. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 10:428-434. doi:10.1089/fpd.2012.1385.
  • Cabrita, P, Fonseca, C, Freitas, R, Carreira, R, Capelo, JL, Trigo, MJ, Ferreira, RB, Brito, L (2010) A secretome-based methodology may provide a better characterization of the virulence ofL. monocytogenes: preliminary results. TALANTA. 83:457-463. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2010.09.039
  • Cabrita, P, Correia, S, Ferreira-Dias, S, Brito, L (2004). Genetic characterization of L. monocytogenes food isolates and pathogenic potential within serovars 1/2a and 1/2b. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 27:454-461. doi:10.1078/0723202041438518.

 




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