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Madalena Oom


Madalena Oom

BSc 1989 Universidade Nova de Lisboa
PhD 1996 Universidade Nova de Lisboa

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


CiiEM Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz
Quinta da Granja, Monte de Caparica
2829-511 Caparica

Email: moom@egasmoniz.edu.pt

Telephone:  00 351 21 294 67 25




1989: BSc in Applied Chemistry (spec. Biotechnology), FCT/UNL, Portugal
1996: PhD in Biochemistry, Instituto de Tecnologia e Química Biológica UNL, Portugal
1993-1996: Teaching Assistant, Biochemistry, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, Portugal
1996 to present: Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, & President of the Scientific Council, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, Portugal
1997 to present: Researcher, CREM, FCT/UNL, Monte da Caparica, Portugal.


Research Interests

  • Genome and proteome wide-screening of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to study glucose regulation.
  • Sugar (glucose and fructose) transport and metabolism in yeasts
  • Genome wide-screening of Wistar rats heart to study the effect of exposition to low frequency noise


Current Projects

  • In-depth characterization of a derepressed industrial yeast mutant with a unique performance in the fermentation of mixed sugar substrates (Non-funded project). PI: M Salema-Oom
    As participant:
  • Improvement of fructose fermentation by industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. PTDC/AGR-ALI/112802/2009. PI: Paula Gonçalves
  • Study of the morphofunctional and molecular alterations caused by low frequency noise on the heart of the Wistar rat. (Non-funded project). PI: J. Martins dos Santos


Recent publications

Cavaleiro I., L. Proença, S. Félix, M. Salema- Oom. Prevalence of yeast other than Candida albicans in denture wearers. J of Prosthodontics. In press.

Jorge Anjos, H. Rodrigues de Sousa, C. Roca, F. Cássio, M. Luttik, J. T. Pronk, M. Salema-Oom, P. Gonçalves (2012). Fsy1, the sole hexose-proton transporter characterized in Saccharomyces yeasts, exhibits a variable fructose:H+ stoichiometry. Biochem. Biophys. Acta. In press.

Salema-Oom M., H.R. de Sousa, M. Assunção, P. Gonçalves and I. Spencer-Martins (2011). Derepression of a Baker´s Yeast strain for Maltose Utilization is associated with Severe Deregulation of HXT Gene Expression. J Appl Microbiol 110, 364-374.

Galeote V., M. Novo, M. Salema-Oom, C. Brion, E. Valério, P. Gonçalves and S. Dequin (2010). Fsy1, a horizontally transferred gene in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae ec1118 wine yeast strain, encodes a high-affinity fructose/h+ symporter. Microbiology 156, 3754-3761.

Salema-Oom, M., V. Valadão Pinto, Paula Gonçalves and I. Spencer-Martins, 2005. Maltotriose utilization by industrial Saccharomyces strains: characterization of a new member of the α-glucoside transporter family. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:5044-5049.

I. Spencer-Martins, J. Anjos, P. Gonçalves, H. Rodrigues de Sousa & M. Salema-Oom, 2000. “Brewing Yeast Sugar Metabolism”. EBC – Symposium Yeast Phisiology, a new era of opportunity. 43-49. Fachverlag Hans Carl Publ., Nutfield, United Kingdom.

Chapters in books:

M. Salema-Oom, “Introdução ao Metabolismo” in “Bioquímica, Organização molecular da vida”, capítulo 6, parte II, A. Quintas, A.P. Freire and M.J. Halpern, Editors, Lidel, Lisboa 2008.

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