Dr. João Pedro Saraiva


Dr. João Pedro Leonor Fernandes Saraiva
Post doctoral associate

Working Group Microbial Systems Bioinformatics

João Pedro Saraiva

Department of Environmental Microbiology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 235-1374

Scientific Career

09/2017 present

Post Doctoral Associate - Microbial Systems Bioinformatics group, Department of Environmental Microbiology, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

02/2014 07/2017

PhD student- Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans-Knöll Institute, Network Modelling, Jena, Germany

01/2013 12/2013

Research Associate - Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal





Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Reasearch and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institute, Jena, Germany




Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Braga, Portugal


Biotechnology Engineering

Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança, Portugal


  • Saraiva, J. et al. iDS372, a Phenotypically Reconciled Model for the Metabolism of Streptococcus pneumoniae Strain R6. Front. Microbiol. 10, 1283 (2019).
  • Rosado, P. M. et al. Marine probiotics: increasing coral resistance to bleaching through microbiome manipulation. ISME J. 13, 921–936 (2019).
  • Saraiva, J. & Koenig, R. Infection-specific human immune responses: fungi vs. bacteria. in INFECTION 43, S10–S10 (SPRINGER HEIDELBERG TIERGARTENSTRASSE 17, D-69121 HEIDELBERG, GERMANY, 2015).
  • Leonor Fernandes Saraiva J. P., Zubiria-Barrera C., Klassert T. E., Lautenbach M. J. Blaess, M., Claus R. A., König R. (2017). Combination of Classifiers Identifies Fungal-Specific Activation of Lysosome Genes in Human Monocytes. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 2366
  • Saraiva JP, Oswald M, Biering A, Röll D, Assmann C, Klassert T, Blaess M, Czakai K, Claus R, Löffler J, Slevogt H, König R. (2017) Fungal biomarker discovery by integration of classifiers. BMC Genomics 18, 601.
  • Saraiva J, Oswald M, Biering A, Assmann C, Klassert T, Blaess M, Czakai K, Claus R, Löffler J, Slevogt H, König R (2016) Integrating classifiers across datasets improves consistency of biomarker predictions in sepsis. In: Proceedings of the 6th IFAC Conference on Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering, Magdeburg, 10/09/2016-10/12/2016, pp. 95-102.Elsevier ScienceDirect.