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João Pedro Monteiro

Postdoctoral Researcher

Biology Program, NYU Abu Dhabi

Email: jpm9721[at]


Biochemistry Degree, University of Coimbra

M.S. Cell Biology, University of Coimbra

Ph.D. Biosciences, University of Coimbra & University of Warwick

João completed a PhD in Biosciences in the Toxicology Branch, following a Master’s Degree in Cell Biology and a Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In his first postdoc appointment at University of Beira Interior, he worked in proteomics, performing MALDI and 2-D electrophoresis analyses of vitreous humour samples. In a second experience as a postdoc, he worked at Portuguese Catholic University performing more managerial tasks, such as operational cost estimate, setting up new scientific equipment and supervision and support for equipment use by other researchers. Then, João worked as a postdoc research fellow at University of Porto in the field of Reproductive Biology, investigating the role of glycerol and glycerol transport in male fertility. He also took the role of Science Manager. Finally, João worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Centre of Environmental and Marine Studies, at the University of Aveiro in the GENIALG project, an EU funded project aiming at the valorisation of green and brown algae in an EU context, while also developing 'omics work studying marine mammals. At NYU Abu Dhabi João will perform microbial metabolomics analyses in marine microorganisms and higher marine animals, with the aim of finding idiosyncratic metabolic features and discerning meaningful inter-organism metabolic interaction.

Selected Publications

J.P. Monteiro, M.G. Alves, P.F. Oliveira, B. Silva (2016) Structure–bioactivity relationships of methylxanthines: Trying to make sense of all the promises and the drawbacks. Molecules. 21, 974.

J.P. Monteiro, F. Rey, T. Melo, A.S.P. Moreira, J.F. Arbona, J. Skerjmo, S. Forbord, J. Funderud, D. Raposo, P.D. Kerrison, M.M. Perrineau, C. Gachon, P. Domingues, R. Calado, M.R. Domingues (2020) The unique lipidomic signatures of Saccharina latissima can be used to pinpoint their geographic origin. Biomolecules. 10, 107.

J.P. Monteiro, E. Maciel, T. Melo, C. Flanagan, N. Urbani, J. Neves, M.R. Domingues (2021). The plasma phospholipidome of Tursiops truncatus: From physiological insight to the design of prospective tools for managed cetacean monitorization. Lipids. 56, 461-473.

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