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Gilberto Igrejas

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Gilberto Igrejas (Tenured Associate Professor with Habilitation) University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro School of Life & Environment Sciences-Department of Genetics and Biotechnology 5000-801 Vila Real, PORTUGAL Functional Genomics and Proteomics Unit BIOSCOPE Group | Chem4Omics | UCIBIO@REQUIMTE Tel.: (+ 351) 259 350 530/259 350 842 |Fax: (+ 351) 259 350 480 E-mail: • Head of Functional Genomics and Proteomics Unit, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, since 2010. • Member of the BIOSCOPE Research Group, UCIBIO-REQUIMTE, Faculty of Science and Technology of Nova University of Lisbon, since January 2016. • Member of the Centre of Genomics and Biotechnology of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (CGB-UTAD), 2006-2014. • Member of the Centre of Genetics and Biotechnology of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (CGB-UTAD), since the foundation in 2003-2006. • Member of the Institute of Agrarian and Agrofood Sciences and Technologies of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (ICETA-UTAD) (1998-2003) Teaching at the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology (DGB) and in International Courses: • Genomics and Proteomics; Bioinformatics and Molecular Analysis; Molecular Genetics; Populations and Quantitative Genetics; Biotechnology and Medical Nanotechnology, Forensic Genetics and Genotyping, Biotechnology and Food Quality, General Genetics. • Genomics and Proteomics on ERASMUS mobilities on Université Blaise Pascal - Clermont-Ferrand 2, in Clermont-Ferrand (France), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos de Madrid”, in Madrid (Spain), and Universidad de La Rioja”, in Logroño (Spain). Education and Degrees: • Graduation in Biology-Geology, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), 1993. • Post-graduation grant of Project of Technological Priority (PTP). European Commission DG XII, Life Sciences and Technologies, Biotechnology, 1996. • Master in Genetic Resources and Plant Breeding, UTAD, 1997. “Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique” (INRA), Clermont-Ferrand, France. • PhD. in Genetics (adviser: Dr. Gérard Branlard), UTAD, 2001. “Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique” (INRA), Clermont-Ferrand, France. • Post-Graduation in Legal Medicine, Institute National of Legal Medicine - Porto/ Faculty of Medicine of Porto University, 2002. • Post-doctoral training in Molecular Genetics, as Visitant Scientist, “Gene Technology in Cereal Improvement” (with Dr. Sadequr Rahman and Dr. Cristina Gianibelli), 2004/05. Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation” (CSIRO), Canberra, Australia. Positions and Activities: • Vice-Coordinator of the Master Graduation “Biotechnology for Health Sciences”, UTAD (since 2010) • Secretary of Portuguese Society of Genetics (2010-2012) • Coordinator of the Master Graduation “Biotechnology for Health Sciences”, UTAD (2008-2009) • Vice-Coordinator of the 3 years Graduation “Genetics and Biotechnology”, UTAD (2008-2009) • President of the Pedagogical Area of Agrarian Sciences, APCA, UTAD (2003-2007) • Coordinator of the 4 years Graduation “Enology”, UTAD (2003-2007) • Bursar of Portuguese Society of Genetics (2006-2010) • Associate Professor, DGB-UTAD (since 2006) • Assistant Professor and Teaching Assistant, DGB-UTAD (1993-2005) • Professor in charge on Biology, School “Camilo Castelo Branco” of Vila Real and School “D. Dinis” of Lisbon (1992-1993) • Monitor, DGB-UTAD (1991-1993) Area of scientific activity: Genetics and Biotechnology Domain of specialization: Molecular Genetics Research interests: Domains: Functional Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. Research Programmes: • Nutrigenomics and proteomics applied to proteaginous species. • Proteomic characterization of genetic resources of wheat, rye and triticale. • Proteomic of new genes controlling grain functionality and allergenicity applied to wheat, rye and triticale. • Genomic and proteomic evaluation of antibiotic resistance in bacterial strains of wild and domestic animals and humans. • Probiotics in biotechnology and health. Scientific Societies Membership: • Member of the: Portuguese Association of Biologists (since 1993), Society of Biotechnology (since 1994), Portuguese Society of Biochemistry (since 1994), Portuguese Society of Genetics (since 1994), Wild Animals Vigilance Euro-Mediterranean Society (WAVES) (since 2007) and Portuguese Society of Microbiology (since 2009). • Publication: More than 100 scientific peer articles, 12 book chapters, 12 oral presentations by invitation, 32 oral presentations, 250 communications in scientific meetings, 11 publications in GenBank, 8 publications in UniProt, 6 records the MLST, 13 articles in technical and scientific journals and 10 educational series. • His past successful supervising includes 94 students and the participation at 114 jury of academic degrees.

Recent publications

  • First Report on vanA-Enterococcus faecalis Recovered from Soils Subjected to Long-Term Livestock Agricultural Practices in Azores Archipelago

    • Silva V
    • Peixoto F
    • Igrejas G
    • et al.
  • Next-generation therapies for celiac disease: The gluten-targeted approaches

    • Ribeiro M
    • Nunes F
    • Rodriguez-Quijano M
    • et al.

Co-authors (294)

  • Juan Alberto Corbera
  • Joana Barros
  • Vanessa Silva
  • María de Toro
  • María de Toro