MARGARIDA PALMA

(Post-Doc Researcher) *

Alternative Pages: Google Scholar; Research ID; iBB webpage

Status at iBB - Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences:

Education:

  • PhD in Biology (Microbiology), in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 2010

  • Graduation in Biology and Geology (educational), in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 2003

Positions:

  • Post-Doc Researcher, IBB/CEBQ/BSRG, IST, 2011

Research Activities:

  • Yeast physiology and molecular biology
  • Yeast genome evolution and phylogeny
  • Sugar transport in yeast

Grants:

  • Post-doc grant from "Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia" (SFRH/BPD/73306/2010).
  • PhD Scolarship from "Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia" (SFRH/BD/27663/2006).

Publications:

Paper in international journals

Palma, M., Dias, P.J., Roque, F.C., Luzia, L., Guerreiro, J.F., Sá-Correia, I., The Zygosaccharomyces bailii transcription factor Haa1 is required for acetic acid and copper stress responses suggesting subfunctionalization of the ancestral bifunctional protein Haa1/Cup2, BMC Genomics, in press.

Palma, P., Roque, F.C., Guerreiro, J., Mira, N.P., Queiroz, L., Sá-Correia, I., "Search for genes responsible for the remarkably high acetic acid tolerance of a Zygosaccharomyces bailii-derived interspecies hybrid strain", BMC Genomics 16:1070, 2015.

Mira N.P., Münsterkötter M., Dias-Valada F., Santos J., Palma M., Roque F.C., Guerreiro J.F., Rodrigues F., Sousa M.J., Leão C., Güldener U., Sá-Correia I., The genome sequence of the highly acetic acid-tolerant Zygosaccharomyces bailii derived interspecies hybrid strain ISA1307, isolated from a sparkling wine plant. DNA Res, 1-15, 2014.  

Teixeira M.C., Monteiro P.T., Guerreiro J.F., Gonçalves J.P., Mira N.P., Dos Santos S.C., Cabrito T.R., Palma M., Costa C., Francisco A.P., Madeira S.C., Oliveira A.L., Freitas A.T., Sá-Correia I., The YEASTRACT database: an upgraded information system for the analysis of gene and genomic transcription regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nucleic Acids Res. 42(Database issue):D161-6, 2014.

Palma M., Madeira S.C., Mendes-Ferreira, A., Sá-Correia I., Impact of assimilable nitrogen availability in glucose uptake kinetics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae during alcoholic fermentation. Microbial Cell Factories., 11(1):99, 2012

Mira, N.P., Palma, M., Guerreiro, J., Sá-Correia I., Genome-wide identification of Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes required for tolerance to acetic acid. Microbial Cell Factories., 9:79, 2010 (abstract)

Teixeira M.C., Raposo L.R., Palma M., Sá-Correia I., 2010, "Identification of genes required for maximal tolerance to high-glucose concentrations, as those present in industrial alcoholic fermentation media, through a chemogenomics approach", OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 14(2), DOI: 10.1089/omi.2009.0149

Palma, M., Seret, M-L., Baret, P.V., 2009, "Combined phylogenetic and neighbourhood analysis of the hexose transporters and glucose sensors in yeasts", FEMS Yeast Res., 9, 526-539

dos Santos S.C., Tenreiro S., Palma M., Becker J. and Sá-Correia I., “Transcriptomic profiling of the yeast response to quinine evidenced a glucose limitation response attributable to drug-induced inhibition of glucose uptake”, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy , 53, 5213-5223, 2009 (abstract)

Palma M, Goffeau A, Spencer-Martins I and Baret PV, "A phylogenetic analysis of the Sugar Porters in hemiascomycetous yeasts", J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 12: 241-248, 2007 

Abstracts in international meetings

Mira, N.P., Palma, M., Keller, G., Becker, J., Winge, D.R., Sá-Correia, I., Haa1p-mediated response and resistance of saccharomyces cerevisiae to acetic acid. Conference on ‘Physiology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi’, 1-4 June 2010, Rotherdam, The Netherlands (Poster)

Palma, M., Seret, M-L., Baret, P.V., Combined phylogenetic and neighbourhood analysis of the hexose transporters and glucose sensors in yeasts. Conference on ‘YEAST 2009’, 19-24 July 2009, Manchester, UK (Poster)

Palma M, Goffeau A, Baret PV and Spencer-Martins I. Comparative genome-based analysis of the sugar porters in yeasts. Conference on ‘Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms’, 20-25 October 2007, San Feliu de Guixols, Spain (Poster)

 Abstracts in national meetings

Palma M., Roque F., Guerreiro J.F., Mira N.P., Sá-Correia I. Screening of a genomic library of the Zygosaccharomyces bailii derived interspecies hybrid strain ISA1307 to search for genes responsible for acetic acid resistance. Microbiotec 13, 6-8 December 2013, Aveiro (Poster)

Palma, M., Madeira, S.C., Mendes-Ferreira, A, Sá-Correia, I., Impact of assimilable nitrogen availability in glucose uptake kinetics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae during alcoholic fermentation. XIX Jornadas de Biologia de Leveduras Professor Nicolau van Uden, 15-16 June 2012, Lisboa (Oral)

Mira, N.P., Palma, M., Guerreiro, J.F., Sá-Correia, I., Genome-wide identification of Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes required for tolerance to acetic acid. XVIII Jornadas de Biologia de Leveduras Professor Nicolau van Uden, 18 – 19 June 2010, Lisboa (Oral)

Palma, M., Seret, M-L., Baret, P.V., Combined phylogenetic and neighbourhood analysis of the hexose transporters and glucose sensors in yeasts. XVII Jornadas de Biologia de Leveduras Professor Nicolau van Uden, 19 – 20 June 2009, Braga (Oral)

Palma, M., Spencer Martins, I., Expression of growth temperature on the expression of hexose transporter genes (HXT) in Saccharomyces species. XVI Jornadas de Biologia de Leveduras Professor Nicolau van Uden, 15 – 17 May 2008, Vimeiro (Oral)

Palma M and Spencer-Martins I. Effect of growth temperature on the expression of hexose transporter genes (HXT) in Saccharomyces species. XVI Jornadas de Biologia de Leveduras Professor Nicolau van Uden, 15-17 May 2008. Estação Vitivinícola Nacional, Torres Vedras (Oral)

Palma M, Goffeau A, Spencer-Martins I and Baret PV. A phylogenetic analysis of the sugar porters in hemiascomycetous yeasts. XV Jornadas de Biologia de Leveduras Professor Nicolau van Uden, 15 – 16 June 2007, Porto (Oral)