Paulo Jorge Gomes Pereira da Costa

Research Assistant

Research Activities

Identification of regulatory small non-coding RNAs in Burkholdeira cenocepcia J2315. Regulation of gene expression in bacteria by small non-coding RNAs and their roles in bacterial virulence and stress resistence. Molecular infection of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) bacteria. Virulence of Bcc bacteria regulated by small non-coding RNAs. Differential genetic expression mediated by sRNAs


Selected Publications


Ramos, C.G., Da Costa P.J.P., Doring, G. and Leitão, J.H., (2012), The Novel Cis-Encoded Small RNA h2cR Is a Negative Regulator of hfq2 in Burkholderia cenocepacia. PLoS One. 7(10).


Ramos,C.G, Grilo, A.M., Da Costa, P.J.P, Leitão,J.H., “Experimental identification of small non-coding regulatory RNAs in the opportunistic human pathogen Burkholderia cenocepacia J2315”, Genomics, 101(2), 139-148 (2013).


Ramos,C.G, Grilo, A.M., Da Costa,P.J.P, Leitão,J.H., “MtvR is a global small noncoding reguatory RNA in Burkholderia cenocepacia”, Journal of Bacteriology, 195(16), 3514-3523 (2013).




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