Tiago André Melicias Pita
PhD Student

Research Activities

Identification of the coding and non-coding transcriptome of bacteria of the Burkholdeira cepacia complex (Bcc) expressed under infections conditions. Functional analysis of virulence factors responsible for Burkholderia cenocepacia pathogenicity. Regulatory mechanisms of virulence-related gene expression in Bcc bacteria by small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) and RNA chaperones.

Selected Publications

Sousa SA, Feliciano JR, Pita T, Guerreiro SI, Leitão JH (2017) Burkholderia cepacia Complex Regulation of Virulence Gene Expression: A Review, Genes, 8, 43, doi:10.3390/genes8010043

Feliciano JR, Sousa SA, Pita T, Guerreiro SI, Leitão JH (2017) Burkholderia cepacia complex infections among Cystic Fibrosis patients: perspectives and challenges, Progress in Understanding Cystic Fibrosis, Dr. Dinesh Sriramulu (Ed.), InTech, DOI: 10.5772/67712

Sousa SA, Morad M, Feliciano JR, Pita T, Nady S, El-Hennamy RE, Abdel-Rahman M, Cavaco J, Pereira L, Barreto C, Leitão JH (2016) The Burkholderia cenocepacia OmpA-like protein BCAL2958: Identification, characterization, and detection of anti-BCAL2958 antibodies in serum from B. cepacia complex-infected Cystic Fibrosis patients, AMB Express, 6, 41, doi: 10.1186/s13568-016-0212-1


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