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João Manuel G. C. Feio de Almeida


João Manuel G. C. Feio de Almeida

BSc 1988 Universidade Nova de Lisboa
MSc 1991 Universidade Nova de Lisboa
PhD 2000 Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Quinta da Torre
2829-516 Caparica

Email: jmfa@fct.unl.pt

Telephone:  00 351 21 294 8500 ext 11103


1990: Lab. de Microbiologia, Inst. Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal.
1991: MSc Fac. de Ciências e Tecnologia, U.N.L, Portugal.
2000: PhD Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Research Interests
Bioinformatics with a focus in database construction for storage of large datasets and their subsequent exploration.
Ecology of yeasts in aqueous environments, especially characterization of medium- to long-term trends and conditioning factors.
Yeast detection and fast identification techniques.

Current Projects

  • Conceptual optimization of ARDRA for fast yeast identification purposes (not funded), in collaboration with Dep. de Informática.

  • Data pipeline development for homology and evolution characterization at genomic level (not funded).

  • Design and management of a database for data resulting from epidemiological studies of Group A Streptococci (GAS) (not funded).

  • "Utilização de leveduras como bio-indicadores de poluição em ambientes estuarinos e costeiros" (POCI/MAR/58130/2004), participation.

Recent publications

Almeida, J.M.G.C.F. (2005) Survey of the Yeast Community Survey in Tagus Estuary, FEMS Microbiology Ecology (in press).

Gadanho MJ., Almeida, J.M.G.C.F., Sampaio JP.(2003) Assessment of yeast diversity in a marine environment in the south of Portugal by microsatellite-primed PCR, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 84: 217–27.



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