Luís Jaime Gomes Ferreira da Silva Mota

Research Lab Leader

Assistant Professor (since 2012)
Phone number
(+351) 212948530 (ext: 11118)
Researcher ID

Main publications

  • Bugalhao, JN; Mota, LJ. 2019. The multiple functions of the numerous Chlamydia trachomatis secreted proteins: the tip of the iceberg. MICROBIAL CELL, 6, DOI: 10.15698/mic2019.09.691
  • Yu, XJ; Grabe, GJ; Liu, M; Mota, LJ; Holden, DW. 2018. SsaV Interacts with SsaL to Control the Translocon-to-Effector Switch in the Salmonella SPI-2 Type Three Secretion System. mBio, 9, DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01149-18
  • Almeida, F; Luis, MP; Pereira, IS; Pais, SV; Mota, LJ. 2018. The Human Centrosomal Protein CCDC146 Binds Chlamydia trachomatis Inclusion Membrane Protein CT288 and Is Recruited to the Periphery of the Chlamydia-Containing Vacuole. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 8, DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2018.00254

Main research interests

  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of infection of intracellular bacterial pathogens (Chlamydia and Legionella).
  • Specialised bacterial protein secretion systems (type III and type IV).


  • PhD in Biology, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2001)