creating a
healthier future
André Maia
Platform Head

PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Biologist by training  and highly experienced researcher in the field of Cell and Molecular Biology. Since 2014 heads and manages a scientific platform dedicated to high-throughput and high-content screening. Highly experienced in high-content imaging technology and automated image analysis with 2D/3D cellular models. Organiser and lecturer on advanced courses. Supervisor of Master and PhD students. Team member of national and international projects funded by FCT and EU, including research infrastructures.  Participation in several COST actions, including management and workgroup leader positions. Co-author of >30 publications and 2 book chapters.

Selected Publications

Maia A.F., Lopes C.S., Sunkel C.E.,
BubR1 and CENP-E have antagonistic effects upon the stability of microtubule-kinetochore attachments in Drosophila S2 cell mitosis. Cell Cycle6(11):1367-1378, 2007. [Journal: Article] [CI: 26] [IF: 3,3]
DOI: 10.4161/cc.6.11.4271 SCOPUS: 34547702755.


Maia A.F., Feijão T., Vromans M.J.M., Sunkel C.E., Lens S.M.A.,
Aurora B kinase cooperates with CENP-E to promote timely anaphase onset. Chromosoma119(4):405-413, 2010. [Journal: Article] [CI: 12] [IF: 4,2]
DOI: 10.1007/s00412-010-0265-x SCOPUS: 77956191508.


Maia A.F., Tanenbaum M.E., Galli M., Lelieveld D., Egan D.A., Gassmann R., Sunkel C.E., Van Den Heuvel S., Medema R.H.,
Genome-wide RNAi screen for synthetic lethal interactions with the C. elegans kinesin-5 homolog BMK-1. Scientific Data2:, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 8]
DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2015.20 SCOPUS: 84960970688.


Bouçanova F., Maia A.F., Cruz A., Millar V., Mendes Pinto I., Relvas J.B., Domingues H.S.,
Collar occupancy: A new quantitative imaging tool for morphometric analysis of oligodendrocytes. Journal of Neuroscience Methods294:122-135, 2018. [Journal: Article] [CI: 4] [IF: 2,8]
DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.11.014 SCOPUS: 85034960951.


Gomes-Alves A.G., Maia A.F., Cruz T., Castro H., Tomás A.M.,
Development of an automated image analysis protocol for quantification of intracellular forms of Leishmania spp.. PLoS ONE13(8):, 2018. [Journal: Article] [CI: 22] [IF: 2,8]
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201747 SCOPUS: 85050915041.