Sofia de Oliveira Dias Duarte
Post-Doctoral Researcher

Research Activities
My main research interests are in the Molecular Biology and Microbiology fields, and also in Synthetic Biology applied to the production of biopharmaceutical-grade pDNA and proteins by Lactic Acid Bacteria. 

Selected Publications
Duarte S, Gonçalves C, Martins M, Prazeres DMF, Monteiro GA (2018) A synthetic biology approach for a safe and cost-effective pDNA and recombinant protein production using L. lactis. Oral presentation at ESBES2018, Lisboa, Portugal, September 2018

Cardoso R, Pires I, Duarte SO, Monteiro GA (2018) Effects of clays chemical interactions on biocementation, Appl. Clay Sci. 156: 96–103. doi:10.1016/j.clay.2018.01.035

Silva IN, Duarte S, Moreira LM, Monteiro GA (2017) Draft Genome Sequence of the Plasmid-Free Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis Strain LMG 19460, Genome Announc. 5(16). doi:10.1128/genomea.00210-17

Alves CPA, Duarte SOD, Monteiro GA, Prazeres DMF (2016) Use of an Escherichia coli pgi knockout strain as a plasmid producer, BioPharm Int. 28: 38-42.

Magalhães S, Duarte S, Monteiro GA, Fernandes F (2014) Quantitative Evaluation of DNA Dissociation from Liposome Carriers and DNA Escape from Endosomes During Lipid-Mediated Gene Delivery, Hum. Gene Ther. Methods 25: 303–313. doi:10.1089/hgtb.2014.080

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