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I am the head of the Chromosome Dynamics lab and vice-director at Católica Biomedical Research Centre (CBR), and an Associate Professor at Católica Medical School. My undergraduate studies were in Biochemistry at the Faculdade de Ciências of the Universidade do Porto. My PhD, integrated into the Doctoral Programme in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine of CNC (Uni. Coimbra), was performed at Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC), University of Porto, under the supervision of Prof. Claudio Sunkel and completed in 2007. My postdoctoral work was conducted at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK, under the supervision of Prof. Kim Nasmyth. In 2012 I started my independent research group, the Chromosome Dynamics lab, at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) in Oeiras, Portugal. Research in my laboratory aims to understand how mitotic chromosomes are assembled, how their structure impacts several processes involving the DNA molecule (e.g. transcription), and, ultimately, how failures in these processes impact mitotic fidelity, organism development and human disease. Our work has been funded by competitive grants and awards (~4MEUR), including an ERC Starting Grant, an ERC Consolidator Grant, an EMBO Installation Grant and a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. I was elected an EMBO member in 2022.
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- Cell biology
- Cell Cycle
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Carmo, C., Coelho, J., Silva, R. D., Tavares, A., Boavida, A., Gaetani, P., Guilgur, L. G., Martinho, R. G. & Oliveira, R. A., 6 Sept 2023, In: EMBO Reports. 24, 9, 20 p., e56463.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads
Milagre, I., Pereira, C. & Oliveira, R. A., 25 Jul 2023, In: International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 24, 15, 13 p., 11933.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads
Endoplasmic reticulum membranes are continuously required to maintain mitotic spindle size and forcesAraújo, M., Tavares, A., Vieira, D. V., Telley, I. A. & Oliveira, R. A., 1 Jan 2023, In: Life Science Alliance. 6, 1, 15 p., e202201540.
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Erratum: Hierarchical reactivation of transcription during mitosis-to-G1 transition by Brn2 and Ascl1 in neural stem cells (Genes & Development (2021) 35 (1020–1034) DOI: 10.1101/gad.348174.120)Soares, M. A. F., Soares, D. S., Teixeira, V., Heskol, A., Bressan, R. B., Pollard, S. M., Oliveira, R. A. & Castro, D. S., 1 May 2023, In: Genes & development. 37, 9-10, p. 449-449 1 p.
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An SNF2 helicase-like protein links mitotic transcription termination to sister chromatid resolutionCarmo, C., Coelho, J., Silva, R., Tavares, A., Boavida, A., Gaetani, P., Martinho, R. G. & Oliveira, R. A., 22 Nov 2022.
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