Rita Sobral

Research Lab Leader

Assistant Professor (since 2015)
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Ciência Vitae

Recent publications

  • Portela, R; Valcovo, F; Almeida, PL; Sobral, RG; Leal, CR. 2020. Antibiotic Activity Screened by the Rheology of S. aureus Cultures. GEOFLUIDS, 5, DOI: 10.3390/fluids5020076
  • Pereira, F; Figueiredo, T; de Almeida, RFM; Antunes, CAC; Garcia, C; Reis, CP; Ascensao, L; Sobral, RG; Rijo, P. 2020. Unveiling the Mechanism of Action of 7 alpha-acetoxy-6 beta-hydroxyroyleanone on an MRSA/VISA Strain: Membrane and Cell Wall Interactions. BIOMOLECULES, 10, DOI: 10.3390/biom10070983
  • Luppino, L; Grilo, IR; Fonseca, G; Rodrigues, CF; Sobral, RG; Gaudencio, SP. 2020. Deep Sea Actinomycetes from Estremadura Spur, Continental Portugal, Targeted as Antimicrobial Agents. Marine Drugs, 18, DOI:
  • Portela, R; Almeida, PL; Sobral, RG; Leal, CR. 2019. Motility and cell shape roles in the rheology of growing bacteria cultures. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL E, 42, DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2019-11787-9

Main research interests

  • Molecular Microbiology of Bacterial pathogens
  • Antibiotic resistance mechanisms
  • Bacterial cell wall structure
  • Bacterial stress response
  • Host-pathogen interaction


  • PhD in Ciências Biológicas, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2006)