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Ph. D. Programmes

The Center coordinates a PhD Programme on Metabolism – clinical and Experimental (PDMCE), a tailor-made programme, comprising one curricular year with 8 mandatory curricular units, plus a vast number of theoretical, practical and clinical-driven units. The students have then a three-year period to develop the studies for the PhD theses. There is a multidisciplinary team of teachers. Researchers with established international merit are invited to collaborate.


External Supervising Board for PDMCE PhD program

Fredrik Karpe, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK;

Jan Eriksson, Dept of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University and Global Medicines Development, Cardiovascular/Gastrointestinal, Clinical Discovery, AstraZeneca R&D, SE-431 83 Mölndal, Sweden

Isabel Palmeirim, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, University of Algarve 


Ph. D. Students

Ana Cristina Branco, PDMCE
Nutrient transport in first trimester human trophoblasts. Modulation and implications on the process of placentation
Supervisors: Fátima Martel, Elisa Keating
Starting Date: February 2013

Ana Manuela Onofre Meireles, PDMCE
Flavonóides na neuroproteção: transporte transmembranar através da barreira hemo-encefálica e bioatividade neuronial. Efeitos in vivo
Supervisors: Conceição Calhau; Ana Faria
Starting Date: June 2011

Ana Raquel Pirraco, PD Biomedicine
Modulation of angiogenesis during adipose tissue expansion
Supervisors: Raquel Soares; Rosário Monteiro; Antonio Vidal Puig, Univ Cambridge
Starting Date: March 2010

Andreia Gomes, PDBiomedicine
Adrenergic system regulation in adipose tissue under obesity”
Supervisors: Laura Ribeiro; Joana Rosmaninho, CNC, UCoimbra; Maria Malagon, Univ Cordoba
Starting Date: March 2013

Ângela Sofia Oliveira Castela, PD Biomedicine
Mecanismos moleculares envolvidos na disfunção erétil associada à diabetes
Supervisors: Carla Costa
Starting Date: December 2011

Carla Vanessa Correia de Sá , PDMCE
Persistant Organic Pollutants and insulin resistance: Exploring the mechanisms involved in metabolic dysfunction
Supervisors: Conceição Calhau; Ana Faria
Starting Date: March 2013

Cassilda Susana Costa, PDMCE
Matabolic syndrome and Deppression. Causes, consequency or marker
Supervisors: Rui Coelho, Dept de Clinical Neurociencies and Mental Health; Conceição Calhau
Starting Date: May 2013

Cidália Daniela Almeida Pereira, PDMCE    
Obesidade e síndrome metabólico: melhoria da dieta a ele associada (Ocidental) por algumas bebidas e nutrientes
Supervisors: Maria João Martins; Rosário Monteiro; Tiago Brandão, UNICER
Starting Date: June 2009

Cristiana Maria Costa Pereira, PDMCE
Oxidative stress and DNA damage – contributions to IBD pathogenesis
Supervisors: Fernando Magro, Guilherme Macedo, João Paulo Teixeira
Starting Date: April 2013

Daniela Martins Mendes, PD Molecular Medicine and Oncology
Efeitos clínicos e moleculares da Oxigenoterapia Hiperbárica na cicatrização de feridas no pé diabético
Supervisors: Raquel Soares; Jorge Lima, IPATIMUP
Starting Date: February 2010

Daniela Souto Patinha, PDMCE
Effect of adenosine/Angiotensin II interactions on glomerular filtration rate, renal blood flow and oxygen consumption in an experimental model of diabetes
Supervisors: António Albino Teixeira;
Starting Date: June 2010

Diana Teixeira, PD Biomedicine
Unravelling the role of estrogens and xenoestrogens in adipose tissue-originated inflammation
Supervisors: Conceição Calhau; Rosário Monteiro
Starting Date: December 2009

Diogo Francisco Pestana, PDMCE
Efeitos de poluentes orgânicos persistentes (POPs) na biologia do adipócito: possível envolvimento na síndrome metabólica
Supervisors: Conceição Calhau; Rosário Monteiro
Starting Date: January 2009

Emanuel Fernandes dos Passos, PDMCE
Exercise and liver disease - the cross-tolerance effects of endurance training and minerals supplementation against high fructose diet induced-endoplasmic reticulum stress in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Supervisors: José Magalhaes, António Ascensão, FCNAUP; Maria João Martins
Starting Date: July 2011

Eva Lau Gouveia, PDMCE
Gut microbiota changes and type 2 diabetes resolution in mild obesity after metabolic surgery
Sueprvisors: Paula Freitas, Dept Medicine; José Adelino Barbosa, Dept Surgery, Cidália Pina Vaz, Dept. Microbiology
Starting Date: March 2013

Fernanda José Teixeira Leite, PDMCE
Interação entre adipócitos e células imunológicas: Papel das Catecolaminas
Supervisor: Laura Ribeiro
Starting Date: September 2009

Gil Filipe Ramada Faria, PDMCE
Impacto metabólico da cirurgia bariátrica
Supervisors: António Taveira-Gomes, Departamento Cirurgia; Conceição Calhau; João Tiago Guimarães
Starting Date: September 2009

Inês Cristina Pinto, PDMCE
Obesidade Infantil: suas origens, implicações psicossociais e metabólicas
Supervisors: Rui Coelho, Dept of Psychiatry and Mental Health; Conceição Calhau
Starting Date: September 2009

Inês Margarida Tomada Marques, PDMCE
Molecular dissection of angiogenic mechanisms in corpus cavernosum of rat experimental model. Ageing and obesity crosstalk for endothelial dysfunction progression
Supervisors: Delminda Magalhães; Henrique Almeida, Dept Experimental Biology
Starting Date: September 2010

Isaac Azevedo Barroso, PDMCE
Trends in the innate immunity from adolescence to adulthood: the relation with metabolic phenotype
Supervisors: Tiago Guimarães; Elisabete Ramos, Dept Clinical Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Starting Date: April 2013

Joana Margarida Magalhães Ferreira, PDMCE
Papel do tecido adiposo na doença aterosclerótica oclusiva versus aneurismática da aorta abdominal
Supervisor: Rosário Monteiro
Starting Date: September 2009

João Francisco Incio, PD Molecular Medicine and Oncology
Efeitos da obesidade induzida pela dieta na progressão de cancro da mama
Orientadores: Raquel Soares; Rakesh Jain, Dana-Farber, Harvard Cancer Center, EUA
Início das actividades: September 2009

João Ricardo Diniz Araújo, PDMCE
Impact of gestational diabetes mellitus in the maternal-to-fetal transport of nutrients and in placental development
Supervisors: Fátima Martel, Elisa Keating
Starting Date: May 2011

José Miguel Andrade de Oliveira Bernardes
Relação dos polimorfismos dos genes Vdr e Lpr5 com o prognóstico na artrite reumatóide
Orientadores: Francisco Simões Ventura, FMUP, HSJ; Maria João Martins (FMUP); José Carlos Machado (FMUP, IPATIMUP)
Início das actividades: Julho de 2008

José Miguel Morais Sarmento Cabral, PDMCE
Regulatory effects of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) in electrolyte transport and membrane potential in intestinal epithelial cells
Sueprvisors: Fernando Magro, Patrício Soares-da-Silva, Dept Farmacology and Therapeutics
Starting Date: March 2013

Liliana Raquel Casais de Matos Silva, PDMCE
Metal-induced oxidative stress in human fibroblastos: A role in cellular aging
Orientadores: Henrique Almeida, Delminda Magalhães, Dept Biologia Experimental
Início das actividades: março 2010

Maria Raquel Martins da Costa, PDMCE
Beer polyphenols in diabetic vascular complications: from mechanisms to identification of therapeutic targets
Supervisors: Raquel Soares, Rita Negrão, Tomas Sobriño, Univ Santiago Compostela
Starting Date: March 2013

Miguel Moreira Lopes Afonso, PDMCE
Role of gut hormones and vagal modulation in obesity treatment by intragastric balloon Supervisor: Mariana Monteiro, Dept Anatomy, ICBAS
Starting Date: April 2013

Nair Alexandra Nazareth Campos, PDMCE
Mycobacterial infection and inflammatory bowel diseases
Supervisors: Amélia Assunção, UFP; Fernando Magro
Starting Date: May 2011

Nuno José Alves Silva, PDMCE
Complement in(g) heart failure
Supervisors: Tiago Guimarães; Paulo Bettencourt, Dept Medicine
Starting Date: September 2011

Pedro Miguel Vieira Coelho, PDMCE
Obesity and Melanoma: is pro-angiogenic factor NPY the key?
Supervisors: Raquel Soares; Ruben Fernandes; Cristina Prudêncio, ESTSP
Starting Date: June 2011

Rita Alexandra Couto Soares Guerra, PDMCE
Força muscular da mão e ângulo de fase no rastreio da desnutrição
Supervisors: Teresa Amaral, FCNAUP; Teresa Restivo, FEUP
Starting Date: March 2011

Tiago Luís Sousa Veloso, PDMCE
Mood, hypertension and target organ damage – A cohort study in a primary care setting
Supervisors: Margarida braga, Dept de Neurociências Clínicas e Saúde Mental; Agsotinho Monteiro, Prof Aposentado
Starting Date: April 2012

Vera Machado, PD Chemistry
Synthesis of new heterocyclic compounds based in rational design and evaluation of its antitumor and antiangiogenic potential in human tumor and endotelial cell cultures, targeting tyrosine kinase membrane receptors
Supervisors:  Maria João Queiroz, UMinho; Raquel Soares
Starting Date: January 2013


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