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Monteiro, Rui
Email: R.Monteiro@bham.ac.uk
URL: http://https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/cancer-genomic/monteiro-rui.aspx
Affiliation: Monteiro Lab
Address: Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences College of Medical and Dental Sciences IBR West University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)121 414 7846
Orcid ID: 0000-0002-4223-8506

Dr Rui Monteiro is a BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellow, with a focus on the genetic programming of haemogenic endothelial cells by TGF signalling and in the biology of blood stem cells. The Monteiro Lab are interested in learning how extrinsic signalling impinges on lineage fate decisions during embryonic development, and how cells carry out those decisions in vivo. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underpinning the differentiation of endothelial cells and of blood stem cells in the embryo as well as the adult will inform current unsuccessful attempts to generate blood cells in vitro for therapeutic use.
Rui started as a Biochemistry undergraduate, studying Notch target genes in chick embryos. He went on to pursue a PhD in Developmental Biology at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, The Netherlands. During this period and identified two BMP receptors that were required for left-right asymmetry. Later he joined Roger Patient’s lab to do research on developmental haematopoiesis. In 2014, Rui became a Principal Investigator in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford and in 2016 he became a University Research Lecturer. He has joined the University of Birmingham in 2018 as a Birmingham Fellow.

Dobrzycki, T., Krecsmarik, M., Bonkhofer, F., Patient, R., Monteiro, R. (2018) An optimised pipeline for parallel image-based quantification of gene expression and genotyping after in situ hybridisation.. Biology Open. 7(4)
Monteiro, R., Pinheiro, P., Joseph, N., Peterkin, T., Koth, J., Repapi, E., Bonkhofer, F., Kirmizitas, A., Patient, R. (2016) Transforming Growth Factor β Drives Hemogenic Endothelium Programming and the Transition to Hematopoietic Stem Cells. Developmental Cell. 38(4):358-70
Monteiro, R., Pouget, C., and Patient, R. (2011) The gata1/pu.1 lineage fate paradigm varies between blood populations and is modulated by tif1γ. The EMBO journal. 30(6):1093-1103
Monteiro, R., van Dinther, M., Bakkers, J., Wilkinson, R., Patient, R., Ten Dijke, P., and Mummery, C. (2008) Two novel type II receptors mediate BMP signalling and are required to establish left-right asymmetry in zebrafish. Developmental Biology. 315(1):55-71