Jorge Manuel Barreto Vítor

PhD (2000) in Molecular Biology, Universidade de Lisboa
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Human Biology

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal

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Researcher ID M-3579-2013
Group Researcher ID B-4239-2014
Scopus Author ID 7801493621

Research Interests

Jorge Vítor has three major scientific interests: Genomic Microbiology, Helicobacter and Campylobacter Biology and Restriction and Modifications systems.

He maintains a scientific collaboration with New England Biolabs – USA, for screening and characterizing new Restriction Enzymes, from bacteria isolated from the environment. With the complete sequence of bacterial genomes he start cloning and characterizing restriction endonucleases identified with bioinformatics tools, in Campylobacter upsaliensis, C. jejuni and Helicobacter pylori genomes.

Selected Publications

Vale FF, Nunes A, Oleastro M, Gomes JP, Sampaio DA, Rocha R, Vítor JM, Engstrand L, Pascoe B, Berthenet E, Sheppard SK, Hitchings MD, Mégraud F, Vadivelu J, Lehours P. Genomic structure and insertion sites of Helicobacter pylori prophages from various geographical origins. Sci Rep 2017; 7:42471.

Tiago I, Vital J, Vítor JMB, Falcão A. Genome Inspector: a web tool for exploring Bacterial genomes. In Proceedings of INForum 2013, J. Cachopo & B. Sousa-Santos (Eds.) 2013; pp. 5–16. Évora.

Vale FF, Encarnação P, Vítor JMB, A new algorithm for cluster analysis of genomic methylation: the Helicobacter pylori case. Bioinformatics 2008; 24:383-388.

Vale FF, Vítor JMB. Genomic methylation: A tool for typing Helicobacter pylori isolates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2007; 73: 4243-4249.

Vitor JMB, Morgan RD. Two novel restriction endonucleases from Campylobacter jejuni. Gene 1995; 157:109-110.