Dina Pereira
+ 351 239820190
PhD student
Group at CNC

I am a BSc in Apllied Biology and I have completed my degree in 2008 (pre-Bologna system), at University of Minho, Braga.
During my studies, I had the opportunity to develop several technical skills especially as an Erasmus student, doing my traineeship at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) – The Netherlands, under the supervision of Noel Miranda, PhD and Professor Hans Morreau, MD, PhD.
From 2009 to 2012 I have worked as a research trainee in two research projects at IPATIMUP, Porto, being supervised by Maria Paula Boaventura, PhD and Professor Paula Soares, PhD. Here I was also able to improve my technical skills in molecular/cellular biology, besides expanding my knowledge in Oncobiology.
Currently, I am PhD student (BEB-Doctoral Programme in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine) at Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Coimbra, since October 2012. I am being supervised by Professor Luis Pereira de Almeida and Professor Cláudia Cavadas, and my project is entitled “Is ageing the triggering factor in polyglutamine induced neurodegeneration? A study in Machado-Joseph disease models”.



Area of Research: 

Neuroscience (neurodegeneration, neurodegenerative diseases), Ageing, Gene Therapy, Biotechnology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Oncobiology.

Research Summary: 
Selected Publications: 

-Boaventura P, Soares P, Pereira D, Teixeira-Gomes J, Sobrinho-Simões M (2011). Head and neck lesions in a cohort irradiated in childhood for tinea capitis treatment. The Lancet infectious diseases.11: 163-4. [Letter] – 19,45

- de Miranda NF, Nielsen M, Pereira D, van Puijenbroek M, Vasen HF, Hes FJ, et al (2009). MUTYHassociated polyposis carcinomas frequently lose HLA class I expression - a common event amongst DNA-repair deficient colorectal cancers. The Journal of Pathology.Sep;219(1):69-76 – 7,43

- Boaventura P, Pereira D, Teixeira-Gomes J, Soares P (2012). 1121 BRAF Mutations in Thyroid Carcinomas Following Childhood Scalp Irradiation. European Journal of Cancer 07/2012; 48:S270 – 4,82

- Boaventura P, Bastos J, Pereira D, Soares P & Teixeira-Gomes J (2010). Alopecia in women submitted to childhood X-ray epilation for tinea capitis treatment. British Journal of Dermatology.163: 643-4, 2010.[Letter] – 4,10

- Boaventura P, Pereira D, Celestino R, Mendes A, Nakasawa T, Teixeira-Gomes J, Sobrinho-Simões M, and Soares P (2013). Genetic alterations in thyroid tumors from patients irradiated in childhood for tinea capitis treatment. Eur. J. Endocrinol. 169, 673–679 – 3,69

Other information: 
Financiado por Fundos FEDER através do Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade – COMPETE 2020 e por Fundos Nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia no âmbito do projecto Estratégico com referência atribuida pelo COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007440

© 2019 CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
powered by DigitalWind