Gilberto Igrejas
Associate Professor
Integrated Member
Research Group
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro | School of Life & Environment Sciences | Department of Genetics and Biotechnology | 5000-801 Vila Real | PORTUGAL
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Research Interests
Genetics and Biotechnology
Molecular Genetics
Functional Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics.

Research Programmes: Nutrigenomics and proteomics applied to proteaginous species. Proteomic characterization of genetic resources of wheat, rye and triticale. Proteomic of new genes controlling grain functionality and allergenicity applied to wheat, rye and triticale. Genomic and proteomic evaluation of antibiotic resistance in bacterial strains of wild and domestic animals and humans. Probiotics in biotechnology and health.
Main publications
From a total of 115 Research Papers (2015); 12 Book Chapters and 260 Communications, 15 Selected Manuscripts:

• Ribeiro, M.; Nunes, F.; Guedes, S.; Domingues, P.; Silva, A.; Carrillo, J.-M.; Rodriguez-Quijano, M.; Branlard, G.; Igrejas, G. 2015. Efficient chemo-enzymatic gluten detoxification: reducing toxic epitopes for celiac patients improving functional properties. Scientific Reports 5(18041).

• Inácio, A.; Afonso Costa, H.; Vieira da Silva, C.; Ribeiro, T.; Porto, M.J.; Costa Santos, J.; Igrejas, G.; Amorim, A. 2015. Study of y-SNPs genetic markers with forensic interest and ancestry informative power in PALOP’s immigrant populations in Lisboa. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, 5:e3-e4.

• Portugal, C.; Pinto, L.; Ribeiro, L.; Tenorio, C.; Igrejas, G.; Ruiz-Larrea, F. 2015. Potential spoilage yeasts in winery environments: Characterization and proteomic analysis of Trigonopsis cantarellii. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 210: 113-120.

• Santos, T.; Capelo, J.L.; Santos, H.M.; Oliveira, I.; Marinho, C.; Gonçalves, A.; Araújo, J.E.; Poeta, P.; Igrejas, G. 2015. Use of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry fingerprinting to characterize Enterococcus spp. and Escherichia coli isolates. Journal of Proteomics, 127: 321-331.

• Ramos, S.; Chafsey, I.; Silva, N.; Hébraud, M.; Santos, H.; Capelo-Martinez, J.L.; Poeta, P.; Igrejas, G. 2015. Effect of vancomycin on the proteome of the multiresistant Enterococcus faecium SU18 strain. Journal of Proteomics, 113: 378-387.

• Correia, S.; Nunes-Miranda, J.; Pinto, L.; Santos, H.; Toro, M.; Sáenz, Y.; Torres, C.; Capelo, J.L.; Poeta, P.; Igrejas, G. 2014. Complete proteome of a quinolone-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium phage type DT104B clinical strain. International Journal of Molecular Sciences - Advances in Proteomic Research, 15:14191-14219.

• Gonçalves A.; Poeta, P.; Monteiro, R.; Marinho, C.; Silva, N.; Guerra, A.;. Petrucci-Fonseca, F.; Rodrigues, J.; Torres, C.; Vitorino, R.; Domingues, P.; Igrejas, G. 2014. Comparative proteomics of an extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Escherichia coli strain from the Iberian wolf. Journal of Proteomics, 104:80-93.

• Araújo, J.E.; Oliveira, E.; Otero-Glez, A.; Igrejas, G.; Lodeiro, C.; Capelo, J.L.; Santos, H.M. 2014. A comprehensive factorial design study of variables affecting protein extraction from formalin-fixed kidney tissue samples. Talanta, 119:90-97.

• Ribeiro, M.; Nunes-Miranda, J.D.; Branlard, G.; Carrillo, J.M.; Rodriguez-Quijano, M.; Igrejas, G. 2013. One hundred years of grain omics: identifying the glutens that feed the world. Journal of Proteome Research, 12, 4702-4716.

• Marinho, C.; Silva, N.; Pombo, S.; Santos, T.; Monteiro, R.; Gonçalves, A.; Micael, J.; Rodrigues, P.; Costa, A.C.; Igrejas, G.; Poeta, P. 2013. Echinoderms from Azores islands: An unexpected source of antibiotic resistant Enterococcus spp. and Escherichia coli isolates. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 69: 122–127.

• Silva, N.; Costa, L.; Gonçalves, A.; Sousa, M.; Radhouani, H.; Brito, F.; Igrejas, G.; Poeta, P. 2012. Genetic characterisation of extended-spectrum β-lactamases in Escherichia coli isolated from retail chicken products including CTX-M-9 containing isolates: a food safety risk factor. British Poultry Science, 53(6):747-755.

• Nunes-Miranda, J.D.; Igrejas, G.; Araújo, E.; Reboiro-Jato, M.; Capelo, J.L. 2012. Mass spectrometry-based fingerprinting of proteins & peptides in wine quality control: a critical overview. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 53(7): 751-759.

• Lopes-Marques, M.; Igrejas, G.; Amorim, A.; Azevedo, L. 2012. Human carbamoyl phosphate synthetase I (CPSI): insights on the structural role of the unknown function domains. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 421(3):409-412.

• Radhouani, H.; Poeta, P.; Gonçalves, A.; Pacheco, R.; Sargo, R.; Igrejas, G. 2012. Wild birds as biological indicators of environmental pollution: antimicrobial resistance patterns of Escherichia coli and enterococci isolated from common buzzards (Buteo buteo). Journal of Medical Microbiology, 61 (6): 837-843.

• Monteiro, R.; Vitorino, R.; Domingues, P.; Radhouani, H.; Carvalho, C.; Poeta, P.; Torres, C.; Igrejas, G. 2012. Proteome of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 clinical strain. Journal of Proteomics, 75(10): 2892-2915.