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Jurado Maqueda Joaquín, MSc


Date of Birth


Current assignment

PhD student

Title of qualification awarded

Biochemistry degree (2014-2018). University of Seville. 

Other qualifications awarded

Master in Molecular Biology applied to Biotech Enterprises (BioEnterprise) (2018-2019). University of Granada. 

Positions held
  • Erasmus trainee (2019). Queen’s University Belfast/Belfast City Hospital. 
  • Early-Stage researcher. MSCA-ITN (2019-2021). Bioinf2Bio & i3S - Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (University of Porto).

Spanish: mother tongue
English: excellent (C1)
Italian: fluent
Portuguese: fluent
French: basic

  • Bioinformatics expertise. Comutational analysis of genomics (WGS), transcriptomics (RNA-seq) and proteomics data by using Linux software and R packages. 
  • IT course in Office automation, programming languages (Java & PhP) and web design (HTML5).
Teaching activities

Participation in the Bioinformatics subject of MCBiology PhD program (University of Porto).

Scientific activities

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0800-4167


  • Maqueda, J.J.; Santos, M.; Ferreira, M.; Marinho, S.; Rocha, S.; Rocha, M.; Saraiva, N.; Bonito, N.; Carvalho, J.; Oliveira, C. NGS Data Repurposing Allows Detection of tRNA Fragments as Gastric Cancer Biomarkers in Patient-Derived Extracellular Vesicles. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2023, 24, 8961.
  • Garcia-Pelaez J, Barbosa-Matos R, Lobo S, Dias A, Garrido L, Castedo S, Sousa S, Pinheiro H, Sousa L, Monteiro R, Maqueda JJ, Fernandes S, Carneiro F, Pinto N, Lemos C, Pinto C, Teixeira MR, Hoogerbrugge N, Oliveira C et al. Genotype-first approach to identify associations between CDH1 germline variants and cancer phenotypes: a multicentre study by the European Reference Network on Genetic Tumour Risk Syndromes. Lancet Oncol. 2023 Jan;24(1):91-106. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(22)00643-X. Epub 2022 Nov 24. Erratum in: Lancet Oncol. 2023 Jan;24(1):e10. PMID: 36436516; PMCID: PMC9810541.
  • Rocha S, Basto AP, Ijsselsteijn ME, Teles SP, Azevedo MM, Gonçalves G, Gullo I, Almeida GM, Maqueda JJ, Oliveira MI, Carneiro F, Barata JT, Graça L, de Miranda NFCC, Carvalho J, Oliveira C. Immunophenotype of Gastric Tumors Unveils a Pleiotropic Role of Regulatory T Cells in Tumor Development. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Jan 23;13(3):421. doi: 10.3390/cancers13030421.
  • ESR in VAGABOND (MSCA-ITN) Consortium (2021-)
  • ESR in TRAIN-EV (MSCA-ITN) Consortium (2019-2021)
  • Presentazione orale ISEV 2022.
  • Presentazione poster GenomePT 2021.
  • Presentazione poster SPGH 2020.
Clinical and/or Scientific interests

Study extracellular vesicles (EVs) and their function in intercellular communication in sarcomas. Identification of non-coding RNA (mainly miRNA) role in cancer development and the potential use of miRNAs as biomarkers of diagnosis and prognosis of diseases..