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Master Training

iMM regularly hosts students to conduct their Master Thesis Projects within several of our Research Groups.

List of Master Projects for 2019/2020

The impact of IL-7 on metabolic reprogramming in acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Supervisors: João Barata and Daniel Ribeiro
Lab: João Barata Lab
Contact: joao_barata@medicina.ulisboa.pt and danielribeiro@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Using computational biology to understand how parasites affect the host

Supervisors: Luisa Figueiredo and Sara Silva-Pereira
Lab: Luisa Figueiredo Lab
Contact: lmf@medicina.ulisboa.pt and ssilvapereira@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Understanding the impact of disease-causing mutations on cardiomyocyte gene expression

Supervisors: Maria Carmo-Fonseca, Teresa Carvalho and Sandra Martins
Lab: Maria Carmo-Fonseca Lab
Contact: carmo.fonseca@medicina.ulisboa.pt, t.carvalho@medicina.ulisboa.pt and sandramartins@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Understanding the impact of BRCA mutations on breast cancer

Supervisors: Maria Carmo-Fonseca and Noélia Custódio
Lab: Maria Carmo-Fonseca Lab
Contact: carmo.fonseca@medicina.ulisboa.pt and noelia.custodio@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Understanding the impact of disease-causing mutations on neuronal and cardiac gene expression

Supervisors: Maria Carmo-Fonseca, Rui Luís and Pedro Barbosa
Lab: Maria Carmo-Fonseca Lab
Contact: carmo.fonseca@medicina.ulisboa.pt, rluis@medicina.ulisboa.pt and pedro.barbosa@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Gut Permeability in Children and Adults with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Supervisors: Patrícia Costa Reis and Angelo Calado
Lab: João Eurico Fonseca Lab
Contact: pcr.patricia@gmail.com and acalado@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Gut Permeability in a Mouse Model of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Supervisors: Patrícia Costa Reis and Angelo Calado
Lab: João Eurico Fonseca Lab
Contact: pcr.patricia@gmail.com and acalado@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Understanding the roles of the long noncoding RNA TERRA in telomerase-independent telomere elongation in ALT cancer cells

Supervisor: Claus M. Azzalin
Lab: Claus M. Azzalin Lab
Contact: cmazzalin@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Using computational biology tools to identify long noncoding RNAs involved in telomere stability

Supervisors: Claus M. Azzalin and Filipe Tavares-Cadete
Lab: Claus M. Azzalin Lab
Contact: cmazzalin@medicina.ulisboa.pt and filipe.tavarescadete@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Development of combined gene expression and alternative splicing signatures for the ageing of human tissues

Supervisor: Nuno Barbosa Morais
Lab: Nuno Morais Lab
Contact: nmorais@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Unveiling Alternative Splicing regulation of chromatin structure in cellular senescence

Supervisors: Nuno Barbosa Morais
Lab: Nuno Morais Lab
Contact: nmorais@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Revealing lung repair through IL-22 pathway

Supervisors: Susana M. Fernandes and Ana Espada de Sousa
Lab: Ana Espada Sousa Lab
Contact: susanamfernandes@medicina.ulisboa.pt and aesousa@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Deciphering the molecular paths towards cancer development and cell differentiation

Supervisor: Sérgio de Almeida
Lab: Sérgio de Almeida Lab
Contact: sergioalmeida@medicina.ulisboa.pt


The mitochondrial quality control pathway mediated by PINK1 pathway and its relevance for Parkinson’s disease

Supervisor: Vanessa A. Morais
Lab: Vanessa Morais Lab
Contact: vmorais@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Optimize foreign antigen expression and immunogenicity of Plasmodium berghei sporozoite-based vaccines

Supervisors: António Mendes, Helena Nunes Cabaço and Miguel Prudêncio
Lab: Miguel Prudêncio Lab
Contact: antoniomendes@medicina.ulisboa.pt, hcabaco@medicina.ulisboa.pt and mprudencio@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Drug repurposing against malaria parasites

Supervisors: Diana Fontinha and Miguel Prudêncio
Lab: Miguel Prudêncio Lab
Contact: dfontinha@medicina.ulisboa.pt and mprudencio@medicina.ulisboa.pt


How are sensory stimuli integrated in episodic memories?

Supervisor: Miguel Remondes
Lab: Miguel Remondes Lab
Contact: mremondes@medicina.ulisboa.pt


Imaging how Trypanosoma parasites interact with endothelial cells

Supervisors: Luisa Figueiredo and Mariana De Niz
Lab: Luisa Figueiredo Lab
Contact: lmf@medicina.ulisboa.pt and mariana.deniz@medicina.ulisboa.pt

Process

1. Application Process

  1. Candidates should choose their preferred Project from the list indicated above.
  2. Candidates should email potential iMM Master Project supervisors providing the following documents:
  • CV: including candidate´s contact info; info on completed/ongoing degrees and respective Graduate School and University (Faculdade/Universidade); quantitative info on academic performance up to date e.g. final average grade (or discriminated grades, if applicable); info on prior research training (if applicable); English fluency; etc.
  • Motivation Letter: statement explaining how the candidate´s prior academic path and future professional plans fit within the scope of the specific Master Project.
  • References: contact info (email and phone) of two References. References may be Professors who know the candidate well as a student, or Supervisors of prior research training, etc
  • Please note that Supervisors email contacts are provided in the List indicated above.

2. Selection

Selection is made directly by each potential iMM Supervisor.

Supervisors may decide based on application documents only or eventually get in touch directly with the References, or invite the candidates for interview.

Each Master training position is open until filled. Candidates are informed of the selection process outcome directly by potential Supervisors.