João A Amorim
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PhD Student
Group at CNC

In 2008, I joined the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro to attend the course of Biochemistry, which ended in 2012. After the end of my BSc, I joined for the master's degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Coimbra, which ended in September 2014. My work was focused on the role of presynaptic mitochondria within glutamatergic nerve terminals from rat's hippocampus. I have collaborated with the Doctors Carlos M. Palmeira and Rodrigo A. Cunha from the Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology at the University of Coimbra.



Area of Research: 

My research interests are focused on mitochondrial function and dysfunction in the living organisms. I also have interest in mitochondria from CNS, in particular, synaptic mitochondria and mitochondrial role during neuronal development.

Research Summary:
Selected Publications: 

Regulation of mitochondrial function and its impact in metabolic stress. Filipe V. Duarte, João A. Amorim, Carlos M. Palmeira and Anabela P. Rolo. (2015) Current Medicinal Chemistry. DOI: 10.2174/0929867322666150514095910. Current IF: 3.853, 5-Year IF: 4.115

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