Salomé Gomes got a first degree in Pharmacy at Universidade do Porto (UP) in 1993.
In 1994, she joined the group of Manuel Teixeira da Silva, at the Centro de Citologia Experimental, UP, where she started her PhD studies under the supervision of Rui Appelberg.
In 1999, she defended her PhD thesis entitled “The interaction between Mycobacterium avium and the macrophage” at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, UP.
In 2001 she was appointed as Assistant Professor at ICBAS, where she continues to teach Microbiology, currently as Associate Professor.
Between 2000 and 2010, Salomé Gomes continued to work within Rui Appelberg’s group at the Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC), UP. After 2010, she formed with Pedro Rodrigues a new research group, designated “Iron and Innate Immunity”, now integrated in the consortium i3S.
Salomé Gomes’ research activity focuses on the interaction of mycobacteria and other intracellular pathogens with their hosts, namely on the mechanisms of innate immune response, the alterations in the host’s iron metabolism occurring during infection and the role of macrophages in these processes. Additionally, she maintains collaborations with researchers from the Chemistry area for the development and testing of new compounds with anti-bacterial activity.
Salomé Gomes coordinated 3 FCT-funded projects, supervised 6 PhD students and several master and undergraduate projects and published 40 articles in peer-reviewed international journals.