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(EN) EDUCATION

2011 – 2016 :       PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS), Porto, Portugal. Approved with Distinction (#11005573D201000145).

2008 – 2011 :       Master in Técnicas de Biologia Molecular e Citómica nas Ciências da Saúde, Vale do Ave Higher School of Health – ESSVA-CESPU, Porto, Portugal. Mark 18 in 20.

2004 – 2008 :       Degree in Pathological Anatomy, Cytology and Thanatology, Pathological Anatomy, Cytology and Thanatology degree at Vale do Sousa Higher School of Health – ESSVS-CESPU, Porto, Portugal. Mark 17 in 20.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

03/2017–12/2021 :   Postdoctoral position (Labex Revive) at Dr. David Sassoon and Prof. Jean-Sebastien Hulot Lab. INSERM U970 – Paris – Cardiovascular Research Center (PARCC), Paris, France. Maternity leave January-August 2020

04/2016–03/2017 :   Postdoctoral researcher (ICAN) at Dr. David Sassoon Lab. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – UPMC, INSERM, Paris, France

04/2011–12/ 2015 : Doctoral researcher (SFRH/BD/74218/2010 – FCT) at Dr. Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó Lab. I3S, Porto, Portugal and at Dr. Ana Cumano Lab. Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

2010–2011 :            Graduate researcher position (PTDC/SAU-OSM/68473/2006 – FCT) at Dr. Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó Lab. INEB, Porto, Portugal.

2009 :                    Diagnosis and therapeutic technician in the Pathologic Anatomy Laboratory IMP – Dr. Isabel Macedo Pinto, Lda, Porto, Portugal

2009 :                    Graduate student internship at Genetic Susceptibility Laboratory (UPSS), IPATIMUP, Porto, Portugal.

2007 :                    Graduate student internship at Pathology and Molecular Pathology Laboratory (UPS), IPATIMUP, Porto, Portugal

 

SUPERVISION AND MONITORING

4/2021-8/2021 :       Supervision of Ishak Senouci (Master student – M1) in the project entitled Pw1/Peg3 role in retina angiogenesis.

9/2019-6/2021 :       Supervision of Szimonetta Turoczi (Researcher assistant) in the project entitled The role of Peg3/Pw1 in placenta and retina formation in a murine model of loss of function.

04/2019-8/2019 :      Supervision of Priya Kantane (Bachelor student) in the project entitled The role of Peg3/Pw1 in heart development

2016-2019 :            Co-supervision of Angeliqua Sayed (PhD student) in the project entitled Pw1/Peg3+ cells respond to hypoxia in the adult heart.

2008-2010               Supervision of students (integrated  curricular  training) of Pathological Anatomy, Cytology and Thanatology degree at Vale do Sousa Higher School of Health – ESSVS-CESPU, Porto, Portugal.

 

FELLLOWSHIPS

2017 – 2020 :          Postdoctoral fellowship Labex Revive (3 years), Paris, France

2011 –2015 :           PhD fellowship SFRH/BD/74218/2010 – FCT, Porto, Portugal

 

PUBLICATIONS

International Scientific Journals

2020 Darrigrand JF, Valente M, Comai G, Martinez P, Petit M, Nishinakamura R, Osorio DS, Renault G, Marchiol C, Ribes V, Cadot B. Dullard-mediated Smad1/5/8 inhibition controls mouse cardiac neural crest cells condensation and outflow tract septation. eLife, 2020;9:e50325 doi: 10.7554/eLife.50325

2019 Valente M*, Resende T*, Nascimento DS, Burlen-Defranoux O, Soares-da-Silva F, Dupont B, Cumano A, Pinto-do-O P. Mouse HSA+ immature cardiomyocytes persist in the adult heart and expand after ischemic injury.PLoS Biol, 2019, 17(6):e3000335

2018 Rosamaria Correra RM, Ollitrault D, Valente M, Mazzola A, Adalsteinsson BT, Ferguson-Smith AC, Marazzi G, Sassoon DA. The imprinted gene Pw1/Peg3 regulates skeletal muscle growth, satellite cell metabolic state, and self- renewal. Scientific Reports, 2018, 8:14649, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-32941-x

2017 Schmutz S, Valente M, Cumano A*, Novault S* Analysis of cell suspensions isolated from solid tissues by spectral flow cytometry. J. Vis. Exp., 2017, (123), e55578, DOI:10.3791/55578

2016 Schmutz S, Valente M, Cumano A*, Novault S*. Spectral Cytometry Has Unique Properties Allowing Multicolor Analysis of Cell Suspensions Isolated from Solid Tissues. PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(8): e0159961. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0159961

2014 Nascimento DS, Mosqueira D, Sousa LM, Teixeira M, Filipe M, Resende TP, Araújo AF, Valente M, Almeida J, Martins JP, Santos JM, Barcia RN, Cruz P, Cruz H and Pinto-do-Ó P. Human umbilical cord tissue-derived MSCs (UCX®) attenuate remodeling following myocardial infarction by pro-angiogenic, anti-apoptotic and endogenous cell activation mechanisms. Stem Cell Research & Therapies, 2014, 5:5, DOI: 10.1186/scrt394

2014 Freire AG, Nascimento DS, Forte G, Valente M, Resende TP, Pagliari S, Abreu C, Carvalho I, Di Nardo P, Pinto-do-Ó P. Stable phenotype and function of immortalized Lin-Sca-1+ cardiac progenitor cells in long-term culture: a step closer to standardization. Stem Cells and Development, 2014, 23(9): 1012-1026, DOI: 10.1089/scd.2013.0305

2011 Nascimento DS*, Valente M*, Esteves T, Guedes JG, Freire A, Pina MF, Quelhas P and Pinto-do-Ó P. MIQuant – semi-automation of infarct size assessment in models of cardiac ischemic injury. PLoS ONE, 2011, 6(9): e25045. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone

Open access preprint repository

2021 Angeliqua  Sayed,  Szimonetta  Turoczi,  Francisca  Soares-da-Silva, Giovanna  Marazzi,  Jean-Sébastien Hulot, David Sassoon, Mariana Valente. Hypoxia promotes a perinatal-like progenitor state in the adult murine epicardium. bioRxiv 2021.09.16.460580; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.16.460580

2021 David Ollitrault, Valentina Buffa, Rosamaria Correra, Angeliqua Sayed, Bénédicte Hoareau, Sophie Pöhle- Kronawitter, Sigmar Stricker, Jean-Sebastien Hulot, Mariana Valente, Giovanna Marazzi, David Sassoon Fibroadipogenic Progenitors contribute to microvascular repair during skeletal muscle regeneration. bioRxiv2021.09.06.459112; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.06.459112

2021 Nihar Masurkar, Marion Bouvet, Damien Logeart, Olivier Claude, Maguelonne Roux, Clément Delacroix, Damien Bergerot, Jean-Jacques Mercadier, Marc Sirol, Barnabas Gellen, Marine Livrozet, Antoine Fayol, Estelle Robidel, David-Alexandre Trégouët, Giovanna Marazzi, David Sassoon, Mariana Valente, Jean- Sébastien Hulot. The novel cardiokine GDF3 predicts adverse fibrotic remodeling post-myocardial infarction. medRxiv 2021.05.31.21257816; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.05.31.21257816

Reviews

2018 Sayed A*, Valente M*, Sassoon D. Does cardiac development provide heart research with novel therapeutic approaches? [version 1; referees: 2 approved] F1000Research, 2018, 7(F1000 Faculty Rev):1756, DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.15609.1

2014 Valente M, Nascimento DS, Cumano A. and Pinto-do-Ó P. Sca-1+ Cardiac Progenitor Cells and Heart-Making: A Critical Synopsis. Stem Cells and Development, 2014, 23(19):2263-2273, DOI: 10.1089/scd.2014.0197

Proceedings of Conferences

2019 Valente M, Marazzi G, Hulot JS, Sassoon D. Elucidating a role for Pw1/Peg3 in placental labyrinth formation and plasticity. Proceedings of International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA) in Placenta 83 (2019) e1ee118

2012 Esteves T, Valente M, Nascimento DS, Pinto-do-Ó P, Quelhas, P. Automatic Myocardial Infarction Size Extraction in a Experimental Murine Model using an Anatomical Model. Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) art. No.6235546, pp. 310-313

2011 Esteves T, Valente M, Nascimento DS, Pinto-do-Ó P and Quelhas P. Automatic and semi-automatic analysis of the extension of myocardial infarction in an experimental murine model Proceedings of Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis 5th  Iberian Conference, IbPria 2011 |Lecture notes in Computer Science, 2011, 6669/2011, 151-158, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21257-4_19

Books and Book Chapters

2016 Mariana Valente PhD Thesis: At the Embryo’s Heart: Looking for Cardiac Repair/Regeneration Potential, supervised by Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó, PhD and Ana Cumano, MD. 2016, ISBN number: 978-989-206482

2015 Valente M, Araújo A, Esteves T, Laundos TL, Freire AG, Quelhas P, Pinto-do-Ó P* and Nascimento DS*. Optimized heart sampling and systematic evaluation of cardiac therapies in mouse models of ischemic injury: assessment of cardiac remodeling and semi-automated quantification of myocardial infarct size. Current Protocols in Mouse Biology, 2015, 5 (4):359-391, DOI: 10.1002/9780470942390.mo140293 *equal contribution

Main communications in scientific meetings

Invited communications

Oct 28-30 2016 I Congresso Nacional de Ciências Biomédicas Laboratoriais, Bragança, Portugal Investigação em Ciências Biomédicas Laboratoriais. Valente M

Oral communications

Sept 10-13 2019 International Federation of Placenta Associations 2019 (IFPA2019), Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA. Elucidating a role for Pw1/Peg3 in placental labyrinth formation and plasticity. Valente M, Marazzi G, Hulot JS, Sassoon D

April 4-5 2019 8th Revive Annual Consortium Meeting | Regenerative biology & medicine, Chantilly-Gouvieux, FRANCE. Elucidating a role for Pw1/Peg3 in placental labyrinth formation and plasticity. Valente M

Jan 21-23 2018 7th Revive Annual Consortium Meeting | Regenerative biology & medicine, Chantilly-Gouvieux, FRANCE. The role of Peg3/Pw1 in mouse placentation. Valente M

Nov 8-10 2016 20e Congrès Annuel de L’Association Française de Cytométrie | Cytométrie 2016, Palais des Congrès Le Corum, Montpellier, France. Multi-dimensional flow cytometry unravels novel populations in the developing mouse heart. Valente M, Resende TP, Nascimento DS, Dupont B, Pinto-do-O P, Cumano A

Jan 26-28 2015 4th Annual Consortium Meeting – REVIVE Regenerative Biology & Medicine, Château Saint Just, Belle-Eglise, France. Mapping the cell’s membrane signature of the developing mouse heart. Valente M

June 2-4 2014 Journées du Département d’Immunologie de l’Institut Pasteur, Abbaye de Cluny, Cluny, France. Sorting Out the Proliferative Compartment(s) in the Developing Heart. Valente M

Oct 30 2013 PHD TRAINING SERIES, IBMC – Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Porto, Portugal. At Embryo’s Heart: Looking for Cardiac Repair/Regeneration Potential. Valente M

May 20-22 2011 XII Congresso Técnico de Anatomia Patológica, Centro Multimeios de Espinho, Espinho, Portugal. MIQuant – towards standardization of cardiac regenerative therapies experimental assessment. Nascimento DS*, Valente M*, Esteves T, Pina MF, Guedes JG, Freire A, Quelhas P and Pinto-do-Ó P

Feb 17-19 2011 IJUP’11 – 4º Encontro de Jovens Investigadores da Universidade do Porto, 2011, Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal. Drawing the mouse cardiac progenitor cell(s) niche under normalcy vs. myocardial infarction. Nascimento DS, Valente M*, Freire A*, Correia S, Carvalho I, Abreu C and Pinto-do-Ó P

May 8-9 2010 XI Congresso Técnico de Anatomia Patológica, Évora Hotel, Évora, Portugal. Drawing-up the mouse cardiac stem cell(s) niche under normalcy versus myocardial infarction. Valente M, Nascimento DS, Freire A, Carvalho I, Zilhão N, Caiado F, Abreu C, Oliveira MJ, Dias S and Pinto-do-Ó P

Poster Presentations

Jan 30 2018 Les Avancées de la Recherche à l’ICAN 2018, Paris, France. Elucidating a role for Pw1/Peg3 in placental labyrinth formation and plasticity Valente M, Marazzi G, Sassoon D

Identification and functional characterisation of PW1/Peg3+ progenitor cells in the adult heart. Sayed A, Valente M, Marazzi G, Sassoon D

Jan 21-23 2018 7th Revive Annual Consortium Meeting | Regenerative biology & medicine, Chantilly-Gouvieux, France. Identification and functional characterisation of PW1/Peg3+ progenitor cells in the adult heart. Sayed A, Valente M, Marazzi G, Sassoon

Nov 8-10 2016 20e Congrès Annuel de L’ Association Française de Cytométrie | Cytométrie 2016, Palais des Congrès Le Corum, Montpellier, France. Multi-dimensional flow cytometry unravels novel populations in the developing mouse heart. Valente M, Resende TP, Nascimento DS, Dupont B, Pinto-do-O P, Cumano A

June 26-30 2015 30th Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Multi-dimensional flow cytometry unravels novel populations in the developing mouse heart. Cumano A, Resende TP, Nascimento DS, Pinto-do-O P, Valente M

June 24-27 2015 International Society for Stem Cell Research ISSCR2015 Annual Meeting, Stockholmsmässan Convention Center, Stockholm, Sweden. Mapping the cell surface signature of the developing mouse heart. Valente M, Resende TP, Nascimento DS, Cumano A* & Pinto-do-Ó P*

Nov 28-29 2014 HEART WITHOUT BORDERS | Cardiovascular Development, Disease & Repair | International Conference, Atmosfera m, Porto, Portugal. Mapping the cell’s membrane signature of the developing mouse heart. Valente M*, Resende TP*, Cumano A & Pinto-do-Ó P

July 15-16 2013 EMBO YOUNG SCIENTISTS FORUM 2013 | Cell biology – Development – Oncobiology – Immunity & Infection – Neurosciences, IMM – Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisboa, Portugal. Sorting Out the Proliferative Compartment in the Mouse Developing Heart. Valente M*, Resende TP*, Miranda S, Nascimento DS, Cumano A & Pinto-do-Ó P

June 7-10 2013 EMBO | EMBL Symposia Cardiac Biology – From Development to Regenerative Medicine, EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany. Heart building blocks – Kinetics of the mouse cardiac proliferative compartment. Valente M*, Resende TP*, Miranda S, Nascimento DS, Cumano A & Pinto-do-Ó P

June 27-29 2012 2nd Advanced Summer School | Interrogations at the Biointerface | The self-renewal/ differentiation, interface, Auditorio Antoni Caparrós del Parc Científic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. The Ontogeny of Cardiac (Re)Genesis. Valente M, Nascimento DS, Resende TP, Freire A, Cumano A & Pinto-do-Ó P

April 26-27 2012 7th International Meeting of the Portuguese Society for stem Cells and Cell Therapies (SPCE- TC), Biblioteca Almeida Garrett, Porto, Portugal. The Ontogeny of Cardiac (Re)Genesis. Valente M, Nascimento DS, Resende T, Freire A, Cumano A & Pinto-do-Ó P

Dec 8-10 2011 Cell Symposia | Stem Cell Programming & Re-Programming, Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa, Lisboa, Portugal. Drawing and digging the mouse cardiac progenitor cell(s) niche. Valente M*, Nascimento DS*, Freire A, Correia S and Pinto-do-Ó P

Sept 17-23 2011 Hydra VII: European Summer School on Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, Bratsera Hotel, Hydra, Greece. MIQuant – semi-automation of infarct size assessment in models of cardiac ischemic injury. Nascimento DS*, Valente M*, Esteves T, Guedes JG, Freire A, Pina MF, Quelhas P and Pinto-do-Ó

June 20-24 2011 1st Advanced Summer School Interrogations at the Biointerface – Cancer/Regeneration. Interface INEB | IPATIMUP | IBEC, Palácio de Cristal, Porto, Portugal. MIQuant – towards standardization of cardiac regenerative therapies experimental assessment. Nascimento DS*, Valente M*, Esteves T, Guedes JG, Freire A, Pina MF, Quelhas P and Pinto-do-Ó P

April 28-29 2011 6th International Meeting of the Portuguese Society for stem Cells and Cell Therapies (SPCE- TC), Biocant, Cantanhede, Portugal. MIQuant – towards standardization of cardiac regenerative therapies experimental assessment. Nascimento DS, Valente M*, Esteves T*, Freire A, Quelhas P and Pinto-do-Ó P

Sept 26-28 2010 V YES – Fifth Young European Scientist – Meeting, Fundação Eng. António de Almeida and Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal. Drawing the mouse cardiac stem/progenitor cell(s) niche under normalcy versus myocardial infarction. Nascimento DS, Valente M*, Freire A*, Carvalho I, Abreu C, Dias S and Pinto-do-Ó P

 

ORGANIZING OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS AND PUBLIC AWARENESS OF SCIENCE

Sept 2011–June 2012 Participation in the organizing team of INEB Science Club 2011/2012

Sept 5-10 2011 Supervision of high school students in the 7.ª Escola de Ciências da Vida e da Saúde – Universidade. Júnior “O osso feito por nós” at INEB – Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica (http://www.ineb.up.pt)

July 4-9 2011 Supervision of high school students in the CIÊNCIA VIVA – Ocupação Ciêntifica de Jovens nas férias – Edição de 2011 – O osso feito por nós at INEB – Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica (http://www.ineb.up.pt)

June 20-24 2011Organizer of lab session (16 hours) on Stem cell-based regeneration: tracking cell-fate on the experimental model-system paradigm of the Advanced Summer School: Interrogation at the interface, Porto, Portugal

 

MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

Since 2015    Sociedade Portuguesa de Biologia do Desenvolvimento (http://www.spbd.pt/)

Since 2015    International Society for Stem Cell Research | ISSCR (www.isscr.org)

Since 2010    Sociedade Portuguesa de Células Estaminais e Terapias Celulares – SPCE-TC (www.spce-tc.org)

Since 2006    Associação Portuguesa de Técnicos de Anatomia Patológica – APTAP (www.aptap.pt) (2009 – 2011 Vogal of the APTAP Regional Delegation of North)

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

September 2019 YW Loke NI Travel Award at International Federation of Placenta Associations 2019 (IFPA2019), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Certificate of Achievement of Finalist of the Elsevier Placenta New Investigator Award 2019 (IFPA2019), Buenos Aires, Argentina

January 2018 Best poster presentation at Les Avancées de la Recherche à l’ICAN 2018, Paris, France

November 2016 Registration and travel award by Sony Biotechnology Inc. for oral communication at 20e Congrès Annuel de L’ Association Française de Cytométrie | Cytométrie 2016, Montpellier, France

June 2015 Registration and travel award by Sony Biotechnology Inc. for poster presentation at the 30th Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

November 2014 Best poster prize of the HEART WITHOUT BORDERS | Cardiovascular Development, Disease & Repair | International Conference, Atmosfera m, Porto, Portugal

June 2014 Best presentation prize of the Journées du Département d’Immunologie de l’Institut Pasteur, Cluny, France

December 2013 Best poster prize of the Winter Science Club 2013, Porto, Portugal

June 2013 Travel Grant for poster presentation at the EMBO | EMBL Symposia Series | Cardiac Biology – From Development to Regenerative Medicine at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

May 2012 Honorable mention on Regeneration, Bio-imaging and Signals Session of Third i3s Scientific Retreat IBMC| INEB | IPATIMUP, Póvoa do Varzim, Portugal

September2010 1st Prize Poster Post Graduate Presentation of the V YES Meeting in the Physiology & Immunology Session, Porto, Portugal

November 2009 Best Student of Pathological, Cytological and  Thanatological Anatomy graduated on 2008, Gandra, Portugal

 

SKILLS

Languages

English (Advanced)
French (Intermediate)
Spanish (Basic)

 

Competences

Competence in project management and small team leadership.
Competence with autonomy in a wide array of techniques and methods applied to the resolution of the main questions in cell and molecular biology:
– In vivo studies with mice (accreditation of persons responsible for directing animal experiments, FELASA C number 020/08, PORTUGAL): animal care and handling, small surgery procedures and follow-up of myocardial infarction by echocardiographic evaluation;
– Mouse embryos and retina dissection;
– In vitro studies with primary cardiac cells and patient-derived HUVECS (transfections assays, scratch assays and proliferation assays);
– Autonomy in flow cytometry (conventional and spectral) and FACS cell isolation;
– Histology techniques for histochemistry, immunofluorescence and in situ hybridization;
– Confocal microscopy (conventional and biphoton microscopy);
– Molecular biology: regular qPCR and single cell gene expression by Fluidigm microfluidic technology.
– Bioinformatics: R software, Fiji, Illustrator, Flowjo, GraphPism.