José Carlos Machado
Board of Directors
Group Leader
Jose C. Machado received his Biology Degree at the University of Porto, Portugal, in 1992. From 1992 to 1999 he developed a collaborative project with the University of Tuebingen, Germany, which led to his PhD degree. From 1999 to 2001, JCM worked as Post-Doctoral fellow at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (Ipatimup). In 2001, JCM joined the Faculty of Medicine of Porto, where he is now Associate Professor. JCM is also group coordinator at Ipatimup and, from 2013 on, member of the board of directors. JCM's major research interest stands in the area of molecular genetics of cancer. He is internationally best known for his research in the area of molecular genetics of gastric carcinoma. Current projects include the study of genetic dynamics of cancer cells and its crosstalk with cell communication and immunomodulation. JCM is also the director of the genetic diagnosis laboratory of IPATIMUP. This laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and ISO9001:2008 certified. This is the reference laboratory in Portugal for the detection of KRAS mutations in colorectal cancer, EGFR mutations in Lung cancer, HER2 testing in breast and gastric cancer, among other tests. It is also one of the reference labs for the genetic diagnosis of hereditary cancer syndromes. JCM is author of more than 120 papers in peer reviewed journals with an official H-index of 32 (Source: ISI Web of Knowledge).