Cláudia Sofia Pires Godinho

(PhD Student) *

Alternative Pages: Google Scholar; Research ID; iBB webpage

Status at iBB - Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences:

·         Researcher of the Biological Sciences Research Group


  • Graduation in Biology (Genetics and Molecular Biology), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2010

  • Master in Applied Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2012


  • PhD Student in Biotechnology, under the supervision of Professors Isabel Sá-Correia and Miguel Cacho Teixeira.

Research Activities:

  • Multidrug resistance; Functional analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae drug efflux pumps (MFS and ABC superfamilies) and role in cell defence;

  • Functional analysis of homologous transporters in the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana and design of plants resistant to agricultural stresses (in collaboration).


  • PhD scholarship SFRH/BD/92552/2013, granted by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia


Papers in International Journals

Remy, E., Niño-González, M., Godinho, C., Cabrito, T.R., Teixeira, M.C., Sá-Correia, I., Duque, P., Heterologous expression of the yeast Tpo1p or Pdr5p membrane transporters in Arabidopsis confers plant xenobiotic tolerance, Scientific Reports, accepted for publication.

Godinho, C.P., Mira, N.P., Cabrito, T.R., Teixeira, M.C., Alasoo, K., Guerreiro, J. F., Sá-Correia, I., “Yeast response and tolerance to benzoic acid involves the Gcn4- and Stp1- regulated multidrug/multixenobiotic resistance transporter Tpo1”, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, doi: 10.1007/s00253-017-8277-6, in press.

Teixeira, M.C., Godinho, C.P., Cabrito, T.R., Mira, N.P., Sá-Correia, I., Increased expression of the yeast multidrug resistance ABC transporter Pdr18 leads to increased ethanol tolerance and ethanol production in high gravity alcoholic fermentation, Microbial Cell Factories, 11, 98, 2012.