Joana Gomes
Name: Joana Gomes
Academic Degree: PhD

Joana Gomes
Joana Gomes
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Junior Researcher of Glycobiology in Cancer

Short CV

Joana Gomes is BSc in Biochemistry by the University of Porto (2005) and MSc in Molecular and Oncology Medicine by the Medical Faculty of the University of Porto. In 2012, she obtained an International joint PhD degree in Biomedicine (University of Porto, Portugal) and Microbiology (University Paris XI, France) with her PhD developed at Institut Pasteur (Paris), IPATIMUP (Porto) and Copenhagen University (Denmark). Since 2007, Joana Gomes has the accreditation of Direcção Geral de Veterinária as a competent person for animal experiments (FELASA Category C).

Joana Gomes is currently a researcher at the Glycobiology in Cancer group, at I3S/Ipatimup, University of Porto, focusing her research in understanding the role of glycosylation in gastrointestinal (GI) cancer therapy resistance, particularly glycoimmunology, towards the identification of novel biomarkers for patients' stratification and targeted cancer therapy development. She is deeply involved in the coordination of clinical samples and its data analysis as well as the experimental procedures using gastrointestinal mice models.

Joana Gomes is co-author of 42 peer-reviewed publications (H-index 22) and has participated in several research projects financed by national and international institutions.


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First Author
1. Gomes J, Mereiter S, Magalhães A, Reis CA
Early GalNAc O-Glycosylation: Pushing the Tumor Boundaries. Cancer cell 32: 544-545, 2017. [Editorial Material] 
Immunodetection of glycosyltransferases in gastrointestinal tissues. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 1022: 349-56, 2013. [] 
3. Gomes J, Magalhães A, Valérie M, Amado I, Aranha P, Ovesen RG, Hansen HCB, Gartner F, Reis C A, Touati E
4. Gomes J, Magalhães A, Carvalho AS, Hernandez GE, Papp SL, Head SR, Michel V, David L, Gärtner F, Touati E, Reis CA
5. Gomes J, Marcos NT, Berois N, Osinaga E, Magalhães A, Pinto-de-Sousa J, Almeida R, Gärtner F, Reis CA
Expression of UDP-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine: polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-6 in gastric mucosa, intestinal metaplasia, and gastric carcinoma. The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society 57: 79-86, 2009. [Article] 
Senior Author
1. Diniz F, Coelho P, Duarte HO, Sarmento B, Reis CA, Gomes J
Glycans as Targets for Drug Delivery in Cancer. Cancers 14: ., 2022. [Review] 
Insights on ErbB glycosylation - contributions to precision oncology. Trends in cancer 8: 448-455, 2022. [Review] 
3. Rodrigues JG, Duarte HO, Reis CA, Gomes J
Aberrant protein glycosylation in cancer: implications in targeted therapy. Biochemical Society transactions 49: 843-854, 2021. [Review] 
 doi: 10.1042/BST20200763 PMID: 33704376.
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