Dr Ana Rita Batista Gomes | Postdoctoral Fellow

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Batista Gomes, Ana Rita

I am a post-doctoral fellow in Dr Oliver Billker’s lab investigating the P. berghei metabolic pathways using a high-throughput reverse genetics approach.

I am a microbiologist with expertise in Plasmodium berghei genetics. I joined Malaria research during my Master’s degree at University of Lisbon. My main aim was to study the control of gene expression by translation repression of ApiAP2 transcription factors, in P. berghei. In  October 2010 I joined the Evimalar PhD programme, under the supervision of Dr. Oliver Billker and Dr. Christian Doerig, at Sanger Institute. I have graduated in July 2015 and I am currently a post-doctoral fellow in Dr Oliver Billker’s lab investigating P. berghei metabolic pathways using a high-throughput reverse genetics approach.

Publications

  • A genome-scale vector resource enables high-throughput reverse genetic screening in a malaria parasite.

    Gomes AR, Bushell E, Schwach F, Girling G, Anar B et al.

    Cell host & microbe 2015;17;3;404-13

  • PlasmoGEM, a database supporting a community resource for large-scale experimental genetics in malaria parasites.

    Schwach F, Bushell E, Gomes AR, Anar B, Girling G et al.

    Nucleic acids research 2015;43;Database issue;D1176-82

  • The malarial serine protease SUB1 plays an essential role in parasite liver stage development.

    Suarez C, Volkmann K, Gomes AR, Billker O and Blackman MJ

    PLoS pathogens 2013;9;12;e1003811

  • Transition of Plasmodium sporozoites into liver stage-like forms is regulated by the RNA binding protein Pumilio.

    Gomes-Santos CS, Braks J, Prudêncio M, Carret C, Gomes AR et al.

    PLoS pathogens 2011;7;5;e1002046

  • Phosphoinositide metabolism links cGMP-dependent protein kinase G to essential Ca²⁺ signals at key decision points in the life cycle of malaria parasites.

    Brochet M, Collins MO, Smith TK, Thompson E, Sebastian S et al.

    PLoS biology 2014;12;3;e1001806

Rita Batista Gomes, Ana