Where Ideas Grow
André Maia
Platform Head
André Maia graduated in Biology (2004) and has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (2010) from the University of Porto. He is a former postdoctoral fellow in René Medema´s group at UMC Utrecht/NKI and Claudio Sunkel´s lab at IBMC, where he studied how cells accurately segregate their chromosomes during mitosis, resorting to human cell lines and animal models such as Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans. Since 2014, coordinates and manages a Scientific Platform dedicated to High-throughput and High-Content screening. He also co-supervises PhD students and develops bioimage analysis protocols. André organizes and participates in postgraduate courses such as the annual course on High Throughput and Image Analysis for Biosciences. He is a member of the management committee of the COST action ADHER'N RISE (CA 18240) and participates in the COST actions NEUBIAS (CA15124) and COMULIS (CA17121).

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: 9] [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: 5]
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: 3] [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: 9] [IF: 2,8]
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201747 SCOPUS: 85050915041.