Hélder Lopes

PhD Student


  • 2018: PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2010: Integrated Master on Biomedical Engineering, Universidade do Minho

Honors and Awards

  • 2015: Best Oral Communication Award at MicroBiotec15 - Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Évora (awarded on Dec 2015 by the American Society for Microbiology)
  • 2014 - 2018: Accelerating Metabolic Engineering by the in silico development of libraries of strains
  • 2009 - 2010: Avaliação do potencial da utilização de antibióticos e péptidos antimicrobianos no controlo da adesão bacteriana e da formação de biofilmes em superfícies médicas

Selected Publications

Genome-scale modeling of yeast: chronology, applications and critical perspectives
  • FEMS Yeast Research, 17(5), fox050, 2017
Yeast chassis for dicarboxylic acids production
  • Copenhagen Biosciences Conferences - 11th Conference: Data-Driven Biotechnology, Bench, Bioreactor and Bedside - Abstract Book. Copenhagen, Denmark, 7-11 May, 93-94, 2017
Predicting and modeling genotype-phenotype associations in yeast metabolic networks
  • PYFF6 - 6th Conference on Physiology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi (Programme & Abstract Book). No. P56, Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-14, 88, 2016
Rational modular design of yeast strains towards overproduction of industrially relevant products
  • Metabolic Engineering 11. Kobe, Japan, 26-30 June, 60-60, 2016
In silico modular design of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for enhanced production of organic acids
  • MicroBiotec'15 - Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2015. Évora, Portugal, Dec 10-12, 372-372, 2015
Assessing the reliability of genome-scale metabolic models in the prediction of gene knockout phenotypes
  • COBRA 2015 - 4th Conference on Constraint-Based Reconstruction and Analysis. Heidelberg, Germany, Sep. 16-18, 2015
In silico design of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains for production of industrial compounds derived from TCA cycle
  • Enabling Technologies for Eukaryotic Synthetic Biology - EMBO/EMBL Symposium. Heidelberg, Germany, 21-23 June, 79-79, 2015
In silico design of S. cerevisiae strains for production of industrial compounds derived from TCA cycle
  • 2015 MIT Portugal Annual Conference - Light: Designed by Nature, Transformed by Science. Lisbon, Portugal, June 19, 22, 2015
Accelerating metabolic engineering tasks by the in silico development of yeast cell factories
  • 1st Joint Conference and Exibition- Fostering Science & Innovation Ecosystems: Portugal-USA Partnership. Lisbon, Portugal, 28-29 May, 2015
Antimicrobial pressure of ciprofloxacin and gentamicin on biofilm development by an endoscope-isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • ISRN Biotechnology, 2013(178646), 1-10, 2012
Susceptibility patterns and cross-resistance evaluation of several biofilm-producing P. aeruginosa challenged by antibiotics
  • Conference Handbook of the 4th International Conference Biofilms IV: Communities Bridging Disciplines. No. 134, Winchester, UK, 1-3 September, 76, 2010
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