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biographical description

Graduated in Biochemistry at the University of Coimbra (2003) and did a PhD on Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Strasbourg (2008).  He is currently an assistant professor at the Health Sciences Department, group leader at the institute of biomedicine (IBIMED) and responsible for the internationalization and ERASMUS+ program at the Health Sciences Department at the University of Aveiro.


 research interests

The work developed during my career resulted on the advancement of knowledge on the molecular
mechanisms driving aging and age-related diseases. During my PhD, I was focused on how DNA repair proteins could act simultaneously in several repair pathways, providing explanations for the biochemical defects found within Xeroderma Pigmentosum patients. During my 4-years postdoctoral studies at CNIO, Madrid I chase my interests in disease and aging focusing on the pathways controlled by telomeres and telomerase and their role in tissue homeostasis and regeneration. During 2013 I moved to IMM-JLA, Lisbon, to the group of M. Carmo-Fonseca, where I obtained a 5-year competitive contract from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia - FCT. At IMM-JLA I demonstrated how age-related barriers could be manipulated to facilitate the reprogramming of adult somatic cells.  Throughout my career I supported my research with competitive grants and received strategic grants from FCT and ERA-CVD totaling overall more than 700K euros. In 2018 I joined University of Aveiro, as an Assistant Professor / Group Leader at the Department of Medical Sciences / iBiMED, where I´m presently developing my career on the subjects of aging, cancer and stem cells.


selected publications

Sousa-Franco A, Rebelo K, da Rocha ST, Bernardes de Jesus B (2018); Aging Cell, Nov 20:e12870. doi: 10.1111/acel.12870.

Bernardes de Jesus Ba, Marinho SP, Barros S, Sousa-Franco A, Alves-Vale C, Carvalho T, Carmo-Fonseca Ma; (2018) Nature Communications. Jan 8;9(1):94. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01921-6.

a - co-corresponding authors

Christian Bar*, Bruno Bernardes de Jesus*, Rosa Serrano, Agueda Tejera, Eduard Ayuso, Veronica Jimenez, Ivan Formentini, Maria Bobadilla, Jacques Mizrahi, Alba de Martino, Gonzalo Gomez, David Pisano, Francisca Mulero, Kai C. Wollert, Fatima Bosch & Maria A. Blasco (2014); Nat Communications, 5:5863 doi: 10.1038/ncomms6863

* - co-1st authors

Bruno Bernardes de Jesus and Maria A. Blasco (2013); Trends Genet.29(9), 513-520

Bruno Bernardes de Jesus, Elsa Vera, Kerstin Schneeberger, Eduard Ayuso, Fatima Bosch, Maria A. Blasco (2012); Embo Mol Med. 4(8): 691–704

Bruno Bernardes de Jesus and Maria A. Blasco (2012); Circulation Research; 111: 97-109

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