Curriculum Vitae

Jorge Miguel de Ascenção Oliveira

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Jorge Miguel de Ascenção Oliveira. Assistant Professor at the University of Porto. Teaches and conducts research in Neuropharmacology, primarily focused on Neurodegenerative disorders and Mitochondria. Performed research training in the USA (Buck Institute for Age Research, CA) and UK (UCL and NCL Medical Schools). Is first and/or corresponding author in publications in the Journal of Neuroscience (IF 7.1), Journal of Biological Chemistry (IF 4.8), Journal of Neurochemistry (IF 4.0), and EMBO Molecular Medicine (IF 10.3). In the context of Pedagogical Activity, earned the Excellence in eLearning Award from the University of Porto, and 5x the Best Professor Award from the AEFFUP (FFUP Students Association). In the context of Scientific Activity, earned the Young Investigator Award from the Biochemical Society PT and Alfagene. Is an elected member of the Representatives Council and Vice-President of the Pedagogic Council at FFUP. Is a member of the Society for Neuroscience (USA) and the Portuguese Pharmacological, Neuroscience, and Biochemical Societies. Is an Invited Researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research, UK. Coordinates the disciplines of Pharmacology I, and Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at FFUP. Currently advises 3 PhD students at the University of Porto.

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Dados pessoais (Personal data)
Nome completo
Full name
Jorge Miguel de Ascenção Oliveira
Nome em citações bibliográficas
Quoting name
Oliveira, Jorge M. A.
Endereço profissional
Professional address
Universidade do Porto
Faculdade de Farmácia
Serviço de Farmacologia
Rua Aníbal Cunha, 164
4050-047 Porto
Correio electrónico:

Graus Académicos (Academic Degrees)
2006 Doutoramento
Farmacologia (3 anos » years) .
Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

Línguas (Languages)
Português (Bem), Inglês (Bem), Espanhol (Bem), Francês (Razoavelmente).
Português (Bem), Inglês (Bem), Espanhol (Bem), Francês (Pouco).

Português (Bem), Inglês (Bem), Espanhol (Bem), Francês (Razoavelmente).
Português (Bem), Inglês (Bem), Espanhol (Pouco), Francês (Pouco).

Produção científica, técnica e artística/cultural (Scientific, technical and artistical/cultural production)
Capítulos de livros publicados
Published book chapters
1. Oliveira, Jorge M. A. 2011. Mitochondrial Membrane Potential and Dynamics.  In Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Disorders, ed. Amy Katherine Reeve Kim Jennifer Krishnan Michael R. Duchen Doug M Turnbull, 127 - 139. ISBN: 978-0-85729-700-6. London: Springer London.

Artigos em revistas com arbitragem científica
Papers in periodics with scientific refereeing
1. Oliveira, Jorge M. A. 2011. "Techniques to Investigate Neuronal Mitochondrial Function and its Pharmacological Modulation", Current Drug Targets 12, 6: 762 - 773.
2. Barbosa, Daniel J; Capela, João P; Oliveira, Jorge M. A; Silva, Renata; Ferreira, Luísa M; Siopa, Filipa; Branco, Paula S; Fernandes, Eduarda; Duarte, José A; Bastos, Maria L; Carvalho, Félix. 2011. "Pro-oxidant effects of Ecstasy and its metabolites in mouse brain synaptosomes", British Journal of Pharmacology, no: 1 - 1.
3. Oliveira, Jorge M. A. 2010. "Nature and cause of mitochondrial dysfunction in Huntington's disease: Focusing on huntingtin and the striatum", Journal of Neurochemistry 114, 1: 1 - 12.
4. Oliveira, Jorge M. A; Lightowlers, Robert N. 2010. "Could successful (mitochondrial) networking help prevent Huntington's disease?", EMBO Molecular Medicine 2, 12: 487 - 489.
5. Oliveira, Jorge M. A. 2010. "Mitochondrial bioenergetics and dynamics in Huntington’s disease: tripartite synapses and selective striatal degeneration", Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes 42, 3: 227 - 234.
6. Oliveira, Jorge M. A; Gonçalves, Jorge. 2009. "In Situ Mitochondrial Ca2+ Buffering Differences of Intact Neurons and Astrocytes from Cortex and Striatum", Journal of Biological Chemistry 284, 8: 5010 - 5020.
7. Canas, P. M; Porciuncula, L. O; Cunha, G. M. A; Silva, C. G; Machado, N. J; Oliveira, Jorge M. A; Oliveira, C. R; Cunha, R. A. 2009. "Adenosine A2A Receptor Blockade Prevents Synaptotoxicity and Memory Dysfunction Caused by  -Amyloid Peptides via p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Pathway", Journal of Neuroscience 29, 47: 14741 - 14751.
8. Soares, J.; Coimbra, A.M.; Reis-Henriques, M.A.; Monteiro, N.M.; Vieira, M.N.; Oliveira, Jorge M. A; Guedes-Dias, P.; Fontaínhas-Fernandes, A.; Parra, S. S; Carvalho, A.P.. 2009. "Disruption of zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryonic development after full life-cycle parental exposure to low levels of ethinylestradiol", Aquatic Toxicology 95, 4: 330 - 338.
9. Diniz, C.; Borges, F.; Santana, L.; Uriarte, E.; Oliveira, Jorge M. A; Gonçalves, Jorge; Fresco, P.. 2008. "Ligands and Therapeutic Perspectives of Adenosine A2A Receptors", Current Pharmaceutical Design 14, 17: 1698 - 1722.
10. Oliveira, Jorge M. A; Jekabsons, Mika B; Chen, Sylvia; Lin, Amy; Rego, A. C; Gonçalves, Jorge; Ellerby, Lisa M; Nicholls, David G. 2007. "Mitochondrial dysfunction in Huntington’s disease: the bioenergetics of isolated and in situ mitochondria from transgenic mice", Journal of Neurochemistry 101, 1: 241 - 249.
11. Fresco, Paula; Oliveira, Jorge M; Kunc, Filip; Soares, Ana S; Rocha-Pereira, Carolina; Gonçalves, Jorge; Diniz, Carmen. 2007. "A2A adenosine-receptor-mediated facilitation of noradrenaline release in rat tail artery involves protein kinase C activation and ß¿ subunits formed after a2-adrenoceptor activation", Neurochemistry International 51, 1: 47 - 56.
12. Oliveira, Jorge M. A; Chen, S.; Almeida, S.; Riley, R.; Gonçalves, Jorge; Oliveira, C. R; Hayden, M. R; Nicholls, D. G; Ellerby, L. M; Rego, A. C. 2006. "Mitochondrial-dependent Ca2+ handling in Huntington's disease striatal cells: Effect of histone deacetylase inhibitors", Journal of Neuroscience 26, 43: 11174 - 11186.
13. Torrecilla, Amparo; Marques, Agostinho F. P; Buscalioni, Rafael D; Oliveira, Jorge M. A; Teixeira, Natercia A; Atencia, Eva A; Günther Sillero, M. A; Sillero, Antonio. 2001. "Metabolic fate of AMP, IMP, GMP and XMP in the cytosol of rat brain: an experimental and theoretical analysis", Journal of Neurochemistry 76, 5: 1291 - 1307.

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Produção científica
Scientific production

Livros e capítulos
Books and book chapters
Capítulos de livros publicados
Published book chapters
Artigos científicos em revistas
Papers in periodics
Com arbitragem científica
With scientific refereeing

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