Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Miguel Brito

Prof. Coordenador com Agregação

Nota Biográfica

Licenciado em Biologia pela Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa em 1992

Licenciado em Dietética e Nutrição pela Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa em 2012

Doutorado em Biologia, pela Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa em 1998

Agregação no ramo de biologia, especialidade de genética pela Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, em dezembro 2017


Professor Coordenador da área Cientifica de Biologia, leccionando as Unidades Curriculares de Genética, Genética Humana e Biologia Celular

Coordenador do Grupo de Investigação em Genética e Metabolismo (GIGM), da Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa (

Investigador Coordenador do Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Angola (CISA) (

Áreas de Investigação

As áreas em que desenvolve investigação incluem

- Genética Humana

     - Hemoglobinopatias

     - Genética da Obesidade

      - Nutrição e danos no DNA

Diagnóstico genético

Defeciência de micronutrientes

Epidemiologia de doenças tropicais


Publicações mais recentes

Brito M, Paulo R, Van-Dunemd P, Martins A,Unnasch TR, Novak RJ, Jacobe B, Stanton MC,Molyneux DH,  Kelly-Hope LA (2017) Rapid integrated clinical survey to determine prevalence and codistribution patterns of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis in a Loa loa co-endemic area: The Angolan experience  Parasite Epidemiology and Control 2 (2017) 71–84

Cortez J, Rosário E,  Pires JE,  Lopes JT, Francisco M, Vlieghe E, Brito M (2017) Antimicrobial storage and antibiotic knowledge in the community: a cross-sectional pilot study in north-western Angola. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 60 (2017) 83–87

Gasparinho C, Piedade J, Mirante MC,Mendes C, Mayer C, Vaz Nery S, M Brito, C Istrate (2017)Characterization of rotavirus infection in children with acute gastroenteritis in Bengo province,Northwestern Angola, prior to vaccine introduction.PLoS ONE 12(4): e0176046.

Kelly-Hope, L; Paulo, R; Brent T; Brito M; Unnasch T R; Molyneux D (2017) Loa loa vectors Chrysops spp.: perspectives on research, distribution, bionomics, and implications for elimination of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis. Parasites & vectors 10 (1) 172-188. DOI:10.1186/s13071-017-2103-y

Ladeira, C, E Carolino, MC Gomes, M Brito (2017) Role of Macronutrients and Micronutrients in DNA Damage: Results From a Food Frequency Questionnaire. Nutrition and Metabolic Insights 2017:10; 1-8.

Mirante C, Clemente I, Zambu G, Alexandre C, Ganga T, Mayer C, M Brito. (2016) Comparing concentration methods: parasiTrap® versus Kato-Katz for studying the prevalence of helminths in Bengo Province, Angola. Afri Health Sci 2016;16(3): 698-703

Rosário EV, Costa D, Timóteo L, Rodrigues AA, Varanda J, Nery SV, M Brito. (2016) Main causes of death in Dande, Angola: results from Verbal Autopsies of deaths occurring during 2009–2012. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:719: 1-15

Pedro JM, Rosário E, M Brito, Barros H. (2016) CardioBengo study protocol: a population based cardiovascular longitudinal study in Bengo Province, Angola. BMC Public Health. 2016 Mar 1;16:206.

C . Ladeira , S . Viegas , M . Padua , E . Carolino , M . C . Gomes , and M . Brito (2015) Chapter 36. Genotoxic assessment in different exposure groups working with antineoplastic agents. In "Occupational Safety and Hygiene III"Edited by Pedro M. Arezes, João Santos Baptista, Monica P. Barroso, Paula Carneiro, Patrício Cordeiro, Nelson Costa, Rui B. Melo, A. Sergio Miguel, and Gonçalo Perestrelo. CRC Press 2015: Pages 177–180, ISBN: 978-1-315-69293-7, DOI: 10.1201/b18042-37

Brito M, Tchonhi CL, Santos B, Veiga L (2014) Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Children from 0 to 14 Years Hospitalized at the Pediatric Hospital David Bernardino, Luanda, Angola. Journal of Pharmacogenomics Pharmacoproteomics 5 (2): 1-4

 S Moura, C Fançony, C Mirante, M Neves, L Bernardino, F Fortes, MR Sambo, M Brito. (2014) “Impact of a training course on the quality of malaria diagnosis by microscopy in Angola”. Malaria Journal, 13: 437-

 Ladeira C, S. Viegas, M. Pádua, M. Gomes, E. Carolino, M. C. Gomes,  M. Brito (2014) Assessment of Genotoxic Effects in Nurses Handling Cytostatic Drugs, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 77:14-16, 879-887

 M. Cravo, P. Ferreira, P. Sousa, P Moura-Santos, L. Tavares, J Deus, P. Ministro, J Pereira da Silva, L. Correia, J. Velosa, M. Brito (2014) Clinical and genetic factors predicting response to therapy in patients with crohn’s disease. United European Gastroenterology Journal Vol 2 (1): 45-56.

 M. Cravo, P. Ferreira, P. Sousa, P Moura-Santos, S Velho, L. Tavares, J Deus, P. Ministro, P Peixe, L. Correia, J. Velosa, R Maio, M. Brito (2014) IL23R polymorphisms influence phenotype and response to therapy in patients with Ulcerative Colitis. European Journal of gastroenterology & Hepatology. 26(1):26-32.

 Silva-Nunes J, Oliveira A, Duarte L, Barradas M, Melão A, Brito M, Veiga L. (2013) Factors related with adiponectinemia in obese and normal-weight women and with its variation in weight loss programs. Obesity Facts 6(2):124-33.

 Carlos FF, Silva-Nunes J, Flores O, Brito M, Doria G, Veiga L, Baptista PV. (2013) Association of FTO and PPARG polymorphisms with obesity in Portuguese women. Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy 11 (6) :241-5.

 Moura LM, Faria S, Brito M, Pinto FJ, Kristensen SD, Barros IM, Rajamannan N, Rocha-Gonçalves F. (2012) Relationship of PON1 192 and 55 gene polymorphisms to calcific valvular aortic stenosis. American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease; 2(2):123-32.

 Ladeira, C. Viegas, S., Carolino, E., Gomes, MC., Brito, M. (2013). The influence of genetic polymorphisms in XRCC3 and ADH5 genes on the frequency of genotoxicity biomarkers in workers exposed to formaldehyde. Environmental Molecular Mutagenesis 54: 213-221.

 Viegas, S., Ladeira, C., Gomes, M., Prista, J., Brito, M. (2013) Exposure and genotoxicity assessment methodologies – The case of formaldehyde occupational exposure, Current Analytical Chemistry 9 (6) 476 - 484.