Margarida Isabel Rosa Bento Palma

Post-Doctoral research fellow

Research Activities

My work focuses on yeast responses to stress. I study molecular, biochemical and physiological aspects of Saccharomyces cerevisiae response to several stresses occurring during alcoholic fermentation, namely ethanol and acetic acid accumulation and nitrogen depletion. I am also interested in studying the mechanisms of resistance to acetic acid in the food spoilage yeast Zygosaccharomyces bailii.

Selected Publications

Palma, M., Madeira, S. C., Mendes-Ferreira, A. and Sá-Correia, I., Impact of assimilable nitrogen availability in glucose uptake kinetics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae during alcoholic fermentation, 2012, Microb cell fact. 11(1):99.

Mira, N.P., Palma, M., Guerreiro, J.F. and Sá-Correia, I., Genome-wide identification of Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes required for tolerance to acetic acid, 2010, Microb Cell Fact. 9(1):79

Dos Santos, S.C., Tenreiro, S., Palma, M., Becker, J. and Sá-Correia, I., Transcriptomic profiling of the yeast response to quinine evidenced a glucose limitation response attributable to drug-induced inhibition of glucose uptake, 2009, Antimic Agents and Chemo. 53(12): 5213-5223

Palma, M., Seret, M-L. and Baret, P. V., Combined phylogenetic and neighbourhood analysis of the hexose transporters and glucose sensors in yeasts, 2009, FEMS Yeast Res. 9(4): 526-534

Palma, M., Goffeau, A., Spencer-Martins, I. and Baret, P. V., A phylogenetic analysis of the Sugar Porters in hemiascomycetous yeasts, 2007, J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 12(3-4): 241-248 .

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