Our funding

  • “Identification and characterization of Chlamydia trachomatis virulence proteins”; grant from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal (Ref. PTDC/BIA-MIC/28503/2017; 239,070€; September 2018 - August 2021). PI: Jaime Mota.
  • Identification of new virulence mechanisms of a Legionella pneumophila strain recently isolated from a major outbreak in Portugal”. European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Research Grant 2016 (July 2016 - June 2018) (20,000€). PI: Irina Franco.
  • “CtIncipedia - A multidisciplinary approach to study Chlamydia trachomatis inclusion membrane (Inc) proteins)”; grant from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal (Ref. PTDC/IMI-MIC/1300/2014; 199,236€; July 2016 - March 2020). PI: Jaime Mota.
  • “Interaction between Legionella pneumophila and the host cell actin cytoskeleton”; grant from FCT, Portugal (Ref. PTDC/BIA-MIC/2821/2012; 161,045€; July 2013 - January 2016). PI: Irina Franco.
  • “Molecular and cellular function of SteA, a Salmonella virulence protein”; grant from FCT, Portugal (Ref. PTDC/BIA-MIC/116780/2010; 173,000€; March 2012 - August 2015). PI: Jaime Mota.
  • “Characterisation of host cell pathways altered by effectors of Brucella, Chlamydia, and Coxiella: identification of novel therapeutic targets (CELLPATH)”; grant from FCT, Portugal (Ref. ERA-PTG/0005/2010; 120,000€; March 2011 – August 2014) within an ERA-NET PathoGenoMics consortium, 3rd call for projects. PI and coordinator of the consortium: Jaime Mota. 
  • “Functional analyses of inclusion membrane proteins of Chlamydia trachomatis”; grant from FCT, Portugal (Ref. PTDC/SAU-MII/099623/2008; 199,377€; March 2010 – August 2013). PI: Jaime Mota.
  • “Development of Salmonella as a surrogate system to study the function of virulence proteins of Chlamydia trachomatis”, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Research Grant 2009 (April 2009 - March 2011) (20,000€). PI: Jaime Mota.
  • “Analysis of the cellular function of type III secretion effectors of Chlamydia trachomatis”, Marie-Curie European Re-integration Grant (PERG03-GA-2008-230954) from the European Commission (January 2009 – December 2011) (45,000€). PI: Jaime Mota.
  • Installation grant Professor Antonio Xavier for young scientists (“Starting in Oeiras 2007/2008”) from Oeiras Town Hall, Portugal (February, 2008) (30,000€). PI: Jaime Mota.