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MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

O Norte Somos Nós

CIMO is the winner of the "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards in
the category of Research. See video HERE

MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

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MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
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Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança

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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Altino Branco Choupina

Auxiliary Professor
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 2733033371
E-mail: albracho@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0002-3956-9398
Scopus Author ID: 14051602500

Career

  • Since 2001: Auxiliary Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança
  • 1995 - 2001: Teacher of  Biology, Instituto Jean Piaget, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança, Portugal
  • 1989 - 2001: Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança
  • 1982 - 1989: Professor of Biology and Director in Secondary Education

Roles

  • 2007 - 2009: Vice-head of Biology Department, Agricultural School of Bragança, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança
  • 2004 - 2008: Director of the international project of regional development "COMBATINTA" INTERREG III-A, financed with FEDER funds, in collaboration with the University of Salamanca
  • Since 2003: Researcher at Mountain Research Centre (CIMO)
  • 2003 - 2005: Vice-President of the Representatives Assembly, Agricultural School of Bragança, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança

Qualifications

  • 2001 - PhD. in Biotechnology, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
  • 1994 - MSc. in Biotechnology, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
  • 1986 - First degree in Biology and Geology, Universidade dos Açores, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2007 - Vote of Honor from the Scientific Council, Agricultural College of Polytechnic Institute of BragançaInstituto Politénico de Bragança,Portugal

Interests

  • Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering of bacteria, yeasts, fungi and plants of agricultural and food interest
  • Food production by extrusion process

Projects:

- New products derived from sausage
Funding body: PRODER, Medida 4.1.
Reference: 020570056343
Principal Investigator:Maria Letícia Miranda Fernandes Estevinho
Start: 2014-05-27
End: 2017-12-31
- Valuation sub beekeeping products - Production of mead and honey vinegar
Funding body: PRODER, Medida 4.1.
Reference: 020557054811
Principal Investigator:Maria Letícia Miranda Fernandes Estevinho
Start: 2014-04-23
End: 2017-12-31
MBP - Development of new apiculture products in biological production mode (BPM)
Funding body: PRODER – Medida 4.1 - Cooperação para a Inovação
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Maria Letícia Miranda Fernandes Estevinho
Start: 2011-02-01
End: 2015-03-31
- Identification, characterization and role of molecular factors associated with the mechanisms of infection of Fagaceae species by Phytophthora cinnamomi
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTDC/AGR-AAM/67628/2006
Start: 2007-01-01
End: 2010-01-01
COMBATINTA - Combate à Doença da “Tinta” do Castanheiro e outras culturas regionais por métodos moleculares
Funding body: Interreg III A- Cooperação Transfronteiriça Portugal-Espanha
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Altino Branco Choupina
Start: 2004-01-01
End: 2008-01-01

Total results: 16
1
Rama J.L.R.,Mallo N.,Biddau M.,Fernandes F.,de Miguel T.,Sheiner L.,Choupina A.,Lores M.
Exploring the powerful phytoarsenal of white grape marc against bacteria and parasites causing significant diseases
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28, 24270-24278, 2021

2
Branco I.,Choupina A.
Bioinformatics: new tools and applications in life science and personalized medicine
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 105, 937-951, 2021

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Gonzales-Barron U.,Coelho-Fernandes S.,Santos-Rodrigues G.,Choupina A.,Piedra R.B.,Osoro K.,Celaya R.,García R.R.,Peric T.,Bianco S.D.,Piasentier E.,Chiesa F.,Brugiapaglia A.,Battaglini L.,Baratta M.,Bodas R.,Lorenzo J.M.,Cadavez V.A.P.
Microbial deterioration of lamb meat from European local breeds as affected by its intrinsic properties
Small Ruminant Research, 195, , 2021

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de Andrade Lourenço D.,Branco I.,Choupina A.
Phytopathogenic oomycetes: a review focusing on Phytophthora cinnamomi and biotechnological approaches
Molecular Biology Reports, 47, 9179-9188, 2020

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Costa R.,Domínguez A.,Choupina A.
Cloning and expression analysis of an endo-1,3-β-d-glucosidase from Phytophthora cinnamomi
Molecular Biology Reports, 47, 935-942, 2020

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Martins I.M.,Meirinho S.,Costa R.,Cravador A.,Choupina A.
Cloning, characterization, in vitro and in planta expression of a necrosis-inducing Phytophthora protein 1 gene npp1 from Phytophthora cinnamomi
Molecular Biology Reports, 46, 6453-6462, 2019

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Pascoal A.,Estevinho M.M.,Choupina A.B.,Sousa-Pimenta M.,Estevinho L.M.
An overview of the bioactive compounds, therapeutic properties and toxic effects of apitoxin
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 134, , 2019

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Pascoal A.,Estevinho L.,Martins I.,Choupina A.
REVIEW: Novel sources and functions of microbial lipases and their role in the infection mechanisms
Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 104, 119-126, 2018

9
Martins I.,Matos M.,Costa R.,Lopes-da-Silva F.,Pascoal A.,Estevinho L.,Choupina A.
Transglutaminases: Recent achievements and new sources
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98, 6957-6964, 2014

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Iglesias A.,Pascoal A.,Choupina A.B.,Carvalho C.A.,Feás X.,Estevinho L.M.
Developments in the fermentation process and quality improvement strategies for mead production
Molecules, 19, 12577-12590, 2014

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Choupina A.,Estevinho L.,Martins I.
Scientifically advanced solutions for chestnut ink disease
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98, 3905-3909, 2014

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Martins I.M.,Martins F.,Belo H.,Vaz M.,Carvalho M.,Cravador A.,Choupina A.
Cloning, characterization and in vitro and in planta expression of a glucanase inhibitor protein (GIP) of Phytophthora cinnamomi
Molecular Biology Reports, 41, 2453-2462, 2014

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Gouveia M.,Coelho V.,Choupina A.,Abreu C.,Hermosa R.,Monte E.
Diagnosis of ink disease of chestnut by molecular identification of associated phytophthora species
Acta Horticulturae, 693, 585-590, 2005

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Domînguez A.,Ferminân E.,Sânchez M.,Gonzalez F.J.,Pérez-Campo F.M.,Garcia S.,Herrero A.B.,Vicente A.S.,Cabello J.,Prado M.,Iglesias F.J.,Choupina A.,Burguillo F.J.,Fernândcz-Lago L.,Carmen Löpez M.
Non-conventional yeasts as hosts for heterologous protein production
International Microbiology, 1, 131-142, 1998