Sérgio Filipe Laboratory of Bacterial Cell Surfaces and Pathogenesis, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
1 protocol
Emily Cope Northern Arizona University
11 protocols

Jihyun Kim Finless Foods
19 protocols

Li Tang Argonne National Laboratory
1 protocol

Marc-Antoine Sani University of Melbourne
11 protocols

Filipa Vaz
  • Post-Doc, University of Glasgow
Research focus
  • Microbiology
  • Clostridium, Virulence and persistence, Immunity in the Intestinal tract
  • 1 Author merit


PhD, ITQB-UNL, Portugal, 2017

Lab information

Gillian Douce Lab


1. The invertebrate lysozyme effector ILYS-3 is systemically activated in response to danger signals and confers antimicrobial protection in C. elegans. M.J. Gravato-Nobre, F. Vaz, S.R. Filipe, R. Chalmers and J. Hodgkin. Plos Pathog, 2016 Aug 15;12(8):e1005826.

2. Cell shape dynamics during the staphylococcal cell cycle. J.M. Monteiro*, P.B. Fernandes*, F. Vaz, A.R. Pereira, A.C. Tavares, M.T. Ferreira, P.M. Pereira, H. Veiga, E. Kuru, M.S. VanNieuwenhze, Y.V. Brun, S.R. Filipe and M.G. Pinho. Nature Communications, 2015 6:8055.

3. Analysis of Cell Wall Teichoic Acids in Staphylococcus aureus. G. Covas, F. Vaz, G. Henriques, M.G. Pinho and S.R. Filipe. 'Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis' in Methods in Mol Bio, 2016;1440:201-13.

4. Preparation and Analysis of Crude Autolytic Enzyme Extracts from Staphylococcus aureus. F. Vaz and S.R. Filipe. Bio-protocol, 2015 Vol 5, Iss 24.

5. Bacterial autolysins trim cell surface peptidoglycan to prevent detection by the Drosophila innate immune system. M.L. Atilano*, P.M. Pereira*, F. Vaz, M.J. Catalão, P. Reed, I.R. Grilo, R.G. Sobral, P. Ligoxygakis, M.G. Pinho and S.R. Filipe. Elife, 2014 Apr 1;3:e02277.
1 Protocol published
Preparation and Analysis of Crude Autolytic Enzyme Extracts from Staphylococcus aureus
Authors:  Filipa Vaz and Sérgio R. Filipe, date: 12/20/2015, view: 7352, Q&A: 0
The metabolism of the cell surface during bacterial cell division involves synthesis and degradation of peptidoglycan (PGN), the major component of the bacterial cell wall. Bacteria have to ensure that their surface remains capable of withstanding ...
6 Protocols reviewed
Quantification of Densities of Bacterial Endosymbionts of Insects by Real-time PCR
Author:  Daisuke Kageyama, date: 10/05/2017, view: 4128, Q&A: 0
Increased attention has been paid to the endosymbiotic bacteria of insects. Because most insect endosymbionts are uncultivable, quantitative PCR (qPCR) is a practical and convenient method to quantify endosymbiont titers. Here we report a protocol ...
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Escherichia coli Infection of Drosophila
Authors:  Charles Tracy and Helmut Krämer, date: 05/05/2017, view: 4422, Q&A: 0
Following septic insults, healthy insects, just like vertebrates, mount a complex immune response to contain and destroy pathogens. The failure to efficiently clear bacterial infections in immuno-compromised fly mutants leads to higher mortality ...
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