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Duarte Ferreira

Postdoc

About me

After my PhD studies in Professor Rodrigues’ laboratory (iMed.UL, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon), under her supervision and Dr Castro’s, to investigate the changes in the apoptosis and microRNAs among morbid obese patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases, my postdoc is being conducted under Dr. Ruas mentorship, where I pretend to unrole novel mechanisms that are involved in skeletal muscle mass and function.

Education

Oct 2009–Sep 2013 PhD in Biochemistry at Research Institute for Medicines and Pharmaceutical Sciences · Molecular and Cell Biology of Eukaryotic Systems, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Oct 2003– Apr 2009   Integrated Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSc plus MSc) at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Teaching portfolio

I have been teaching Pharmacology and Physiology to Medical Students and Biomedical Students. 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2015               Lars Hiertas Minne Forskningsprojekt Stiftelsen to Duarte Ferreira. Lars-Hierta-Gedächtnis-Stiftung (Sweden). ~ EURO 5 200 /Year (2016)

 

2014               Lars Hiertas Minne Forskningsprojekt Stiftelsen to Duarte Ferreira. Lars-Hierta-Gedächtnis-Stiftung (Sweden). ~ EURO 5 200 /Year (2015)

 

01/01/2014 – 31/12/2015  Postdoctoral fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

 

04/2013         Honour Award for the work “miR-34a and JNK Activation in Primary Rat Hepatocyte Apoptosis Induced by Cytotoxic Bile Acids”, Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology, Lisbon, Portugal

 

06/2012         Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology’s Investigation Support Award for the work “Apoptosis and insulin resistance in liver and peripheral tissues of morbidly obese patients is associated with different stages of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease”, Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology, Lisbon, Portugal

 

10/2011         Oral Free Paper Prize Best Oral Communication, United European Gastroenterology Federation, Stockholm, Sweden

 

01/10/2009 – 30/09/2013  Ph.D. Fellowship (SFRH/BD/60521/2009), “Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia", Lisbon, Portugal

Links

Publications

Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor γ Coactivator-1 α Isoforms Selectively Regulate Multiple Splicing Events on Target Genes
Martínez-redondo V, Jannig Pr, Correia Jc, Ferreira Dm, Cervenka I, Lindvall Jm, et al
The Journal of biological chemistry 2016;291(29):15169-84

Intercellular: local and systemic actions of skeletal muscle PGC-1s
Correia Jc, Ferreira Dm, Ruas Jl
Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM 2015;26(6):305-14

c-Jun N-terminal kinase 1/c-Jun activation of the p53/microRNA 34a/sirtuin 1 pathway contributes to apoptosis induced by deoxycholic acid in rat liver
Ferreira Dm, Afonso Mb, Rodrigues Pm, Simão Al, Pereira Dm, Borralho Pm, et al
Molecular and cellular biology 2014;34(6):1100-20

Revisiting the metabolic syndrome and paving the way for microRNAs in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Ferreira Dm, Simão Al, Rodrigues Cm, Castro Re
The FEBS journal 2014;281(11):2503-24

Skeletal muscle PGC-1α1 modulates kynurenine metabolism and mediates resilience to stress-induced depression
Agudelo Lz, Femenía T, Orhan F, Porsmyr-palmertz M, Goiny M, Martinez-redondo V, et al
Cell 2014;159(1):33-45

miR-34a/SIRT1/p53 is suppressed by ursodeoxycholic acid in the rat liver and activated by disease severity in human non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Castro Re, Ferreira Dm, Afonso Mb, Borralho Pm, Machado Mv, Cortez-pinto H, et al
Journal of hepatology 2013;58(1):119-25

Liver and muscle in morbid obesity: the interplay of fatty liver and insulin resistance
Machado Mv, Ferreira Dm, Castro Re, Silvestre Ar, Evangelista T, Coutinho J, et al
PloS one 2012;7(2):e31738-

Apoptosis and insulin resistance in liver and peripheral tissues of morbidly obese patients is associated with different stages of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Ferreira Dm, Castro Re, Machado Mv, Evangelista T, Silvestre A, Costa A, et al
Diabetologia 2011;54(7):1788-98

miR-143 overexpression impairs growth of human colon carcinoma xenografts in mice with induction of apoptosis and inhibition of proliferation
Borralho Pm, Simões Ae, Gomes Se, Lima Rt, Carvalho T, Ferreira Dm, et al
PloS one 2011;6(8):e23787-

Cell death targets and potential modulators in Alzheimer's disease
Castro Re, Santos Mm, Glória Pm, Ribeiro Cj, Ferreira Dm, Xavier Jm, et al
Current pharmaceutical design 2010;16(25):2851-64

Identification of microRNAs during rat liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy and modulation by ursodeoxycholic acid
Castro Re, Ferreira Dm, Zhang X, Borralho Pm, Sarver Al, Zeng Y, et al
American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology 2010;299(4):G887-97

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