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Paula Sampaio
Team Member

Paula Sampaio holds a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Porto. She is a former visiting scientist in the group of Cayetano Gonzalez at EMBL and a former postdoctoral fellow in the IBMC Molecular Genetics group of Prof. Claudio Sunkel, where she studied the mechanisms of cell division. For the last 20 years, she has been head of the Advanced Light Microscopy scientific platform. She was the founder and national coordinator of PPBI - Portuguese Platform of BioImaging and is the Portuguese delegate to Euro-Bioimaging ERIC. At the University of Porto, Paula Sampaio is an invited lecturer at the Faculty of Science and at ICBAS, teaching bio-imaging in Masters and PhD programmes. She is also the organiser of the course series on Optical Microscopy Imaging for Biosciences and co-organiser of the EMBO course in Biomolecular Interaction Analysis. She is Co-PI in Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Collaborative Projects: Society for Knowledge Exchange in BioImage Analysis and COMULISglobe: Multimodal Imaging across Scales in Life Sciences and has been a member of the management committees of the COST Network of European BioImage Analysts (CA15124) and COMULIS - Correlated Multimodal Imaging in Life Sciences (CA17121) actions. 

Selected Publications

Mota R., Rodrigues A.C., Silva-Carvalho R., Costa L., Martins D., Sampaio P., Dourado F., Gama M.,
Tracking Bacterial Nanocellulose in Animal Tissues by Fluorescence Microscopy. Nanomaterials12(15):, 2022. [Journal: Article] [CI: 3] [IF: 5,3]
DOI: 10.3390/nano12152605 SCOPUS: 85136992971.

Pereira A., Sousa M., Almeida A.C., Ferreira L.T., Costa A.R., Novais-Cruz M., Ferrás C., Sousa M.M., Sampaio P., Belsley M., Maiato H.,
Coherent-hybrid STED: High contrast subdiffraction imaging using a bi-vortex depletion beam. Optics Express27(6):8092-8111, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 22] [IF: 3,7]
DOI: 10.1364/OE.27.008092 SCOPUS: 85063447164.

Paiva J.S., Jorge P.A.S., Ribeiro R.S.R., Sampaio P., Rosa C.C., Cunha J.P.S.,
Optical fiber-based sensing method for nanoparticle detection through supervised back-scattering analysis: A potential contributor for biomedicine. International Journal of Nanomedicine14:2349-2369, 2019. [Journal: Article] [CI: 7] [IF: 5,1]
DOI: 10.2147/IJN.S174358 SCOPUS: 85065039734.

Azevedo M.M., Domingues H.S., Cordelières F.P., Sampaio P., Seixas A.I., Relvas J.B.,
Jmy regulates oligodendrocyte differentiation via modulation of actin cytoskeleton dynamics. GLIA66(9):1826-1844, 2018. [Journal: Article] [CI: 19] [IF: 5,8]
DOI: 10.1002/glia.23342 SCOPUS: 85046472916.

Leite S.C., Sampaio P., Sousa V.F., Nogueira-Rodrigues J., Pinto-Costa R., Peters L.L., Brites P., Sousa M.M.,
The Actin-Binding Protein a-Adducin Is Required for Maintaining Axon Diameter. Cell Reports15(3):490-498, 2016. [Journal: Article] [CI: 76] [IF: 8,3]
DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.03.047 SCOPUS: 84962762309.

Rebollo E., Sampaio P., Januschke J., Llamazares S., Varmark H., González C.,
Functionally Unequal Centrosomes Drive Spindle Orientation in Asymmetrically Dividing Drosophila Neural Stem Cells. Developmental Cell12(3):467-474, 2007. [Journal: Article] [CI: 236] [IF: 12,4]
DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2007.01.021 SCOPUS: 33847337505.

Moutinho-Santos T., Sampaio P., Amorim I., Costa M., Sunkel C.E.,
In vivo localisation of the mitotic POLO kinase shows a highly dynamic association with the mitotic apparatus during early embryogenesis in Drosophila. Biology of the Cell91(8):585-596, 1999. [Journal: Article] [CI: 71] [IF: 1,5]
DOI: 10.1016/S0248-4900(00)88523-8 SCOPUS: 0033231640.

Maiato H., Sampaio P., Lemos C.L., Findlay J., Carmena M., Earnshaw W.C., Sunkel C.E.,
MAST/Orbit has a role in microtubule-kinetochore attachment and is essential for chromosome alignment and maintenance of spindle bipolarity. Journal of Cell Biology157(5):749-760, 2002. [Journal: Article] [CI: 109] [IF: 12,5]
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.200201101 SCOPUS: 0037182592.

Oliveira M.J., Costa A.M., Costa A.C., Ferreira R.M., Sampaio P., Machado J.C., Seruca R., Mareei M., Figueiredo C.,
CagA associates with c-met, E-cadherin, and p120catenin in a multiproteic complex that suppresses helicobacter pylori-induced cell-invasive phenotype. Journal of Infectious Diseases200(5):745-755, 2009. [Journal: Article] [CI: 79] [IF: 5,9]
DOI: 10.1086/604727 SCOPUS: 67649120160.

Sampaio P., Rebollo E., Varmark H., Sunkel C.E., González C.,
Organized microtubule arrays in γ-tubulin-depleted Drosophila spermatocytes. Current Biology11(22):1788-1793, 2001. [Journal: Article] [CI: 46] [IF: 7,5]
DOI: 10.1016/S0960-9822(01)00561-9 SCOPUS: 0035856489.