Short CV/Education and training

  • 1968
    Graduation in Pharmacy University of Porto

  • 1973 – 1976
    Doctorat Troisième Cycle, Paris VII

  • 1976 – 1979
    Assistant Researcher (IGC)

  • 1976 – 1979
    Doctorat d'ETAT ès Sciences, (Biochemistry), same University and Institut de Biologie-Physico-Chimique supervisors Professor Donal Hayes and Professor François Gros.

  • 1979 – 1985
    Researcher (IGC)

  • 1983
    Agregação in Biochemistry; University of Porto, Unanimity

  • 1985 – 1999
    Senior Researcher (IGC)

  • 1985 – 2002
    Professor of Molecular Biology, University of PORTO

  • 1988
    Visiting Researcher at the Weizman Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISRAEL

  • 1987 – 1995
    Full Professor at the University of Lisbon

  • 1989 – 1997
    Senior Researcher and Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)

  • 1996
    Invited Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

  • 1997 – 2000
    Senior Researcher and Head of the Genetic Engineering Unit

  • since 1998
    Full Professor at the ITQB (UNL) and head of Genomics and Stress laboratory

Selected publications

  • Batista-Nascimento L, Toledano MB, Thiele DJ, Rodrigues-Pousada C: Yeast protective response to arsenate involves the repression of the high affinity iron uptake system.Biochim Biophys Acta. Molecular and Cellular Research 2013 May;1833(5):997-1005.

  • Batista-Nascimento L, Pimentel C, Andrade Menezes R, Rodrigues-Pousada C: Iron and neurodegeneration: from cellular homeostasis to disease. Oxid Med Cell Longevity 2012; 2012:128647. Epub 2012 May 30.

  • Pimentel C, Vicente C, Menezes RA, Caetano S, Carreto L, Rodrigues-Pousada (2012) C.The role of the Yap5 transcription factor in remodeling gene expression in response to Fe bioavailability. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37434. Epub 2012 May 16

  • Batista-Nascimento L., Daniel W. Neef, Phillip C. C. Liu, Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada and Thiele DJ (2011) Deciphering Human Heat Shock Transcription Factor 1, Regulation via Post-Translational Modification in Yeast, PLOS ONE, Volume 6, Issue 1 e15976

  • Regina A. Menezes, Catarina Amaral, Liliana Batista-Nascimento, Claudia Santos, Ricardo Boavida Ferreira, Frédéric Devaux, Elis C.A. Eleutherio and Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada (2008) Contribution of Yap1 towards S. cerevisiae adaptation to arsenic mediated oxidative stress Biochemical Journal. Sep1; 414(2):301-311

  • Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada, Tracy Nevitt, Regina Menezes, Dulce Azevedo, Jorge Pereira, Catarina Amaral (minireview) (2004) Yeast Activator Proteins and Stress Response: an overview, FEBS Letters 567, 80-85

  • Tracy Nevitt, Jorge Pereira, Dulce Azevedo, Paulo Guerreiro, and Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada (2004) YAP4 expression of Saccharomyces cerevisiae under osmotic stress. Biochemical Journal 379:367-74.

  • Dulce Azevedo, Frédérique Tacnet, Agnès Delaunay, Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada and Michel B. Toledano (2003) Two redox centers within Yap1 for H2O2 and thiol-reactive chemicals signaling, Free radicals in Biology and Medicine 35, 889-900

  • Tracy Nevitt, Jorge Pereira, Dulce Azevedo, Paulo Guerreiro, and Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada (2004) YAP4 expression of Saccharomyces cerevisiae under osmotic stress. Biochemical Journal 379:367-74.-

  • Dulce Azevedo, Frédérique Tacnet, Agnès Delaunay, Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada and Michel B. Toledano (2003) Two redox centers within Yap1 for H2O2 and thiol-reactive chemicals signaling, Free radicals in Biology and Medicine 35, 889-900



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Portuguese Biochemical Society

  • Member of the American Society of Microbiology

  • Member of the American Society of Biochemical and Molecular Biology

  • Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Positions in scientific organizations

  • Chairman of the FEBS working group on Young Scientist Career, 2011 – 2013

  • Elected Chairman of the FEBS Working group on Young Scientists Career, 2010

  • Honorary chairman of the YSF-FEBS, 8th Young Scientist Forum FEBS-IUBMB, organized as a satellite meeting of the FEBS congress, June 26-28 Loutraki, Athens, 2008

  • Present EMBO Ambassador in the programme SET-Routes dedicated to activities related to Women in Science, since 2007

  • Chairman of the FEBS Working group on Young Scientists Career, 2005 – 2008

  • President of the FEBS Executive Committee, 2003 – 2005

  • Vice-President of the FEBS executive committee, 2001 – 2002

  • President of the Portuguese Biochemical Society, 1998 – 2004

  • Member for the European Science and Technology Assembly, ESTA, 1997 and 1998

  • Member of the committee – European Cytoskeleton Forum, 1995 – 2003

  • Member of the Springer Ferdinand Lecture Committee, FEBS, 1993 and 1995

  • Member of the coordinating committee network on Cell Stress Genes and their protein products, European Science Foundation, 1993 – 1995

  • Vice-President of the Portuguese Biochemical Society, 1991 – 1996

  • Portuguese Delegate, Council of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), 1992 – 2001

  • Member of the Financial and Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Molecular Genetics of Yeast, since 1990

Organization of international scientific meetings

  • Organizer of the workshop 13th October Women involved in the Science of the future in the context of the University Ambassador Programme, SET-Routes. Invited scientists Professor Saskia van der Vies University of Amsterdam and Professor Montse Pagès of the Instituto de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona (70 participants), 2008

  • President of the scientific committee of the Second International Congress on Stress Responses in Biology and Medicine Cell Stress Society International, Tomar, Portugal, 24-28, September, 2005

  • Co- Organizer of the 1st Luso Spanish workshop on Structure and Function of Proteins, held in Coruña, September 18-20th, 2003

  • Co-Organizer of the symposium control of growth and proliferation of the XXI International conference on YGMB held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 2003

  • Organizer of the workshop Transcription and RNA versatility, International Conference of Genetics of Molecular Biology held in Prague, 2001

  • President of the organizing and scientific committee of the 27th FEBS meeting in collaboration with the Pan-American Association for Biochemical and Molecular Biology held in Lisbon June 30th-July 5th, 2001

  • Organizer of the 14th Meeting European Cytoskeleton Forum August 28, September 2nd, 1999

  • Co-organizer of the symposium Cellular Function, Luso- Spanish Meeting of Biophysics, November, Madrid, 1998

  • Organizer of the first EMBO workshop on ?Gene Expression under Stress Conditions, held in Portugal, Carcavelos from September 2nd-7th, 1997

Editorial Boards and Referee

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the "Compte Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences", Paris, 1998 – 1999

  • Editor the special volume "XXII and International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology", 1995

  • Member of the Editorial Board journal "Yeast", since 1994

  • Ad-Hoc Evaluator of papers submitted to the following journals: BMC Moleculat Biology, Experimental Cell Research, Molecular and Cellular Biology, FEBS letters, European J. of Biochemistry, Planta, Yeast,Gene, Plant Science, J. of Biotecnology, FEBS J., J. of Cell Science, Cell Stress and Molecular Chaperones, Physiological genomics, Nucleic Acids Research, Mutation Research – Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, among many other journals

Participation in evaluation committees

  • Evaluator of the projects submitted to Association Nationale pour la Recherche (France), 2012

  • "Evaluator of the Units UPR 3243" IMR entitled "Interactions et Modulateurs de Réponses", CNRS Marseille, France, 2011

  • Evaluator of fellowships submitted to Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, 2007 – 2011

  • Evaluator of the projects submitted to "Agence Nationale pour la Recherche" (France) (CD8-1 commission of Biology), since 2005

  • Evaluator of the projects submitted to the Fifth Framework Programs ? EU (July and September in each year), 1999 – 2001

  • Ad-hoc evaluator – Welcome Trust (UK) and University of Sapienzia (Italy)

  • Evaluator of the INTAS projects (EU), 1999 – 2006

  • Evaluation panel of TMR projects (EU), 1997 – 1999

  • Member of Panel of the Collaborative Research Grant – Scientific Affair Division- NATO, 1996 – 1999

  • Present: EMBO evaluator on Short-Term and Long-Term fellowships, 1994

  • Portuguese Evaluation committee of projects and of fellowships (J.N.I.C.T. and PRAXIS XXI), 1987 – 1999

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • I am very much interested in promoting the career of young scientists. I am mother of 3 sons.


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