Manuel Vilanova
Group Leader
Manuel Vilanova graduated in Biochemistry by the University of Porto in 1988 and defended the PhD thesis in Biomedical Sciences at ICBAS-U.Porto in 1999. He is Associate Professor of Immunology since 2006 at this Institute, teaching in the fields of immunology and infection. He was the PI in national and international projects in the areas of immunology and infection, having participated in other projects in diverse areas. He authored more than eighty publications, including scientific articles, book chapters and patents. His studies particularly addressed immunobiological mechanisms operating in hosts infected with patogens with high impact in human or animal health, such as Candida albicans, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Neospora caninum. Manuel Vilanova presided the Portuguese Society for Immunology in 2012-2015.

Selected Publications
Metabolic control of T cell immune response through glycans in inflammatory bowel disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America115(20):E4651-E4660, 2018. [Journal: Article] [IF: 9,5 (*)]
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1720409115 SCOPUS: 85046964805

Enrichment of IFN-γ producing cells in different murine adipose tissue depots upon infection with an apicomplexan parasite. Scientific Reports6:, 2016. [Journal: Article] [CI: 6] [IF: 4,3]
DOI: 10.1038/srep23475 SCOPUS: 84961589792

Poly-N-acetylglucosamine production by Staphylococcus epidermidis cells increases their in vivo proinflammatory effect. Infection and Immunity84(10):2933-2943, 2016. [Journal: Article] [CI: 2] [IF: 3,6]
DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00290-16 SCOPUS: 84994337344

Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm-released cells induce a prompt and more marked in vivo inflammatory-type response than planktonic or biofilm cells. Frontiers in Microbiology7(SEP):, 2016. [Journal: Article] [CI: 3] [IF: 4,1]
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01530 SCOPUS: 84994047695

Immune response in the adipose tissue of lean mice infected with the protozoan parasite Neospora caninum. Immunology145(2):242-257, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 7] [IF: 4,1]
DOI: 10.1111/imm.12440 SCOPUS: 84929659325

Structure-function relationships of immunostimulatory polysaccharides: A review. Carbohydrate Polymers132:378-396, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 109] [IF: 4,2]
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.05.079 SCOPUS: 84934765169

Predominant role of interferon-γ 3 in the host protective effect of CD8 + T cells against Neospora caninum infection. Scientific Reports5:, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 6] [IF: 5,2]
DOI: 10.1038/srep14913 SCOPUS: 84943770641

Protective effect of intranasal immunization with Neospora caninum membrane antigens against murine neosporosis established through the gastrointestinal tract. Immunology141(2):256-267, 2014. [Journal: Article] [CI: 6] [IF: 3,8]
DOI: 10.1111/imm.12191 SCOPUS: 84891893462

Inhibition of IL-10 production by maternal antibodies against group b streptococcus GAPDH confers immunity to offspring by favoring neutrophil recruitment. PLoS Pathogens7(11):, 2011. [Journal: Article] [CI: 26] [IF: 9,1]
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002363 SCOPUS: 81755177757

Limited role of secreted aspartyl proteinases Sap1 to Sap6 in Candida albicans virulence and host immune response in murine hematogenously disseminated candidiasis. Infection and Immunity78(11):4839-4849, 2010. [Journal: Article] [CI: 52] [IF: 4,1]
DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00248-10 SCOPUS: 78049434544