Manuela Oliveira
Name: Manuela Oliveira
Academic Degree: PhD

Manuela Oliveira
Manuela Oliveira
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Junior Researcher of Population Genetics

Short CV

Manuela Oliveira is a Research Assistant at the Population Genetics and Evolution Group at i3S/IPATIMUP. M. Oliveira has a degree in Biology (FCUP, 1999), a Master in Genetic Resources and Plant Breeding of Agricultural and Forestry Species (UTAD, 2003), and a PhD in Biology (FCUP, 2009). M. Oliveira research interests focus on the detection and genotyping of microorganisms (fungi and bacteria) with different applications, from Agriculture to Public Health. She has published 50 peer-reviewed papers, with 1161 citations by other authors and with a h-index of 19 (data from Google Scholar) .

• Isolation of the main fungal types present in clinical, environmental and forensic samples;
• Development of molecular markers for fungal detection and identification (application to clinics, agronomic, environment, and forensic sciences);
• Study of cell death mechanisms (autophagy, apoptosis and necrosis) in conidia from different Aspergillus species, using flow citometry and fluorescence microscopy.

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First Author
1. Oliveira M, Mason-Buck G, Ballard D, Branicki W, Amorim A
Biowarfare, bioterrorism and biocrime: A historical overview on microbial harmful applications. Forensic science international 314: 110366, 2020. [Review] 
Microbial forensics: new breakthroughs and future prospects. Applied microbiology and biotechnology 102: 10377-10391, 2018. [Review] 
3. Oliveira M, Arenas M, Lage O, Cunha M, Amorim MI
Epiphytic fungal community in Vitis vinifera of the Portuguese wine regions. Letters in applied microbiology 66: 93-102, 2018. [Article] 
 doi: 10.1111/lam.12826 PMID: 29139139.
4. Oliveira M, Amorim MI, Azevedo L
Authentication of plant food products: Under the magnification of Botany Forensics Nova Acta Científica Compostelana 24: 45-62, 2017. [] 
5. Oliveira M, Pereira C, Bessa C, Araujo R, Saraiva L
Hydrogen peroxide-induced secondary necrosis in conidia of Aspergillus fumigatus. Canadian journal of microbiology 62: 95-101, 2016. [Article] 
6. Oliveira M, Cunha M
Study of the Portuguese populations of powdery mildew fungus from diverse grapevine cultivars (Vitis vinifera) Journal international des sciences de la vigne et du vin 49: 173-182, 2015. [Article] 
7. Oliveira M, Pereira C, Bessa C, Araujo R, Saraiva L
Chronological aging in conidia of pathogenic Aspergillus: Comparison between species. Journal of microbiological methods 118: 57-63, 2015. [Article] 
8. Oliveira M, Lackner M, Amorim A, Araujo R
9. Oliveira M, Caramalho R
Aspergillus fumigatus: a mere airborne particle or a powerful biohazard? Nova Acta Científica Compostelana 21: 57-64, 2014. [] 
Senior Author
1. Martins C, Ferreira PM, Carvalho R, Costa SC, Farinha C, Azevedo L, Amorim A, Oliveira M
Evaluation of InnoQuant® HY and InnoTyper® 21 kits in the DNA analysis of rootless hair samples. Forensic science international. Genetics 39: 61-65, 2019. [Article] 
2. Martins C, Ferreira PM, Carvalho R, Costa SC, Farinha C, Azevedo L, Amorim A, Oliveira M
3. Anjo SI, Figueiredo F, Fernandes R, Manadas B, Oliveira M
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