Where Ideas Grow
Paulo Oliveira
Associate Researcher
Paulo Oliveira completed his undergraduate studies in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto. His PhD studies were carried out at Uppsala University, Sweden, where he also did a post-doc. Returning to Portugal, Paulo Oliveira joined the Bioengineering and Synthetic Microbiology group, where he currently develops research lines crossing different areas of expertise such as protein secretion, design and validation of tools for synthetic biology applications, and renewable biofuels production.

Selected Publications

Hewelt-Belka W., Kot-Wasik Á., Tamagnini P., Oliveira P.,
Untargeted lipidomics analysis of the cyanobacterium synechocystis sp. Pcc 6803: Lipid composition variation in response to alternative cultivation setups and to gene deletion. International Journal of Molecular Sciences21(23):1-21, 2020. [Journal: Article] [CI: 2] [IF: 5.9]
DOI: 10.3390/ijms21238883 SCOPUS: 85096546960.


Lima S., Matinha-Cardoso J., Tamagnini P., Oliveira P.,
Extracellular vesicles: An overlooked secretion system in cyanobacteria. Life10(8):1-20, 2020. [Journal: Review] [CI: 2] [IF: 3.8]
DOI: 10.3390/life10080129 SCOPUS: 85090685521.


Flores C., Santos M., Pereira S.B., Mota R., Rossi F., De Philippis R., Couto N., Karunakaran E., Wright P.C., Oliveira P., Tamagnini P.,
The alternative sigma factor SigF is a key player in the control of secretion mechanisms in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Environmental Microbiology21(1):343-359, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 12] [IF: 4,9]
DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.14465 SCOPUS: 85058060674.


Gonçalves C.F., Pacheco C.C., Tamagnini P., Oliveira P.,
Identification of inner membrane translocase components of TolC-mediated secretion in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Environmental Microbiology20(7):2354-2369, 2018. [Journal: Article] [CI: 14] [IF: 5,1]
DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.14095 SCOPUS: 85044407325.


Gonçalves C.F., Lima S., Tamagnini P., Oliveira P.,
Cyanobacterial Secretion Systems: Understanding Fundamental Mechanisms Toward Technological Applications. Cyanobacteria: From Basic Science to Applications:359-381, 2018. [Book: Book Chapter] [CI: 5]
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-814667-5.00018-0 SCOPUS: 85063806804.


Oliveira P., Martins N.M., Santos M., Pinto F., Büttel Z., Couto N.A.S., Wright P.C., Tamagnini P.,
The versatile TolC-like Slr1270 in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Environmental Microbiology18(2):486-502, 2016. [Journal: Article] [CI: 29] [IF: 5,4]
DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13172 SCOPUS: 84959480640.


Pinto F., Pacheco C.C., Oliveira P., Montagud A., Landels A., Couto N., Wright P.C., Urchueguía J.F., Tamagnini P.,
Improving a Synechocystis-based photoautotrophic chassis through systematic genome mapping and validation of neutral sites. DNA Research22(6):425-437, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 25] [IF: 5,3]
DOI: 10.1093/dnares/dsv024 SCOPUS: 84950258160.


Oliveira P., Pinto F., Pacheco C.C., Mota R., Tamagnini P.,
HesF, an exoprotein required for filament adhesion and aggregation in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120. Environmental Microbiology17(5):1631-1648, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 17] [IF: 5,9]
DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12600 SCOPUS: 84928238930.


Oliveira P., Martins N.M., Santos M., Couto N.A.S., Wright P.C., Tamagnini P.,
The anabaena sp. PCC 7120 exoproteome: Taking a peek outside the box. Life5(1):130-163, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 26]
DOI: 10.3390/life5010130 SCOPUS: 84922020985.


Heidorn T., Camsund D., Huang H.H., Lindberg P., Oliveira P., Stensjö K., Lindblad P.,
Synthetic biology in cyanobacteria: Engineering and analyzing novel functions. Methods in Enzymology497:539-579, 2011. [Book Series: Article] [CI: 145] [IF: 2]
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385075-100024-X SCOPUS: 79957498811.