Antonio Pedro Da Rocha Cardoso Goncalves
2014: PhD (Molecular Pathology and Genetics), Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute of the University of Porto, Portugal.
2008: Bachelor degree, School of Allied Health Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal.
The ability to form a hyphal network is a hallmark of filamentous fungi. In filamentous ascomycete species such as Neurospora crassa, an individual hypha (a multinucleate, multicellular filament with incomplete crosswalls) grows by hyphal tip extension and branching. Behind the growing colony margin, fusions between hyphae are continuously formed, yielding a network of interconnected hyphae, which make up the fungal individual. Although the capacity to form a network is ubiquitous in filamentous fungi, little is known about how they form and function. Our studies have revealed a complex and carefully regulated biological process.
2015: Member of The Millet Project team (http://themilletproject.org/)
2013: Awarded with a student fellowship to present an oral communication at the “PYFF5 - 5th Conference on Physiology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi”, in Montpellier, France.
2012: Awarded with an individual EMBO Short-term fellowship.
2009: PhD research fellowship from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.