Research Interests

Electrochemistry applied to biological systems, namely enzymes and other metalloproteins; Electronic transfer kinetics studies, enzyme/electrode interface studies, electrocatalysis; Biosensors; Biofilms electroactivity; New hydrogel conducting materials based on Ionic Liquids; Conducting polymers;Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance (EQCM); Nanopatterned systems based on electron transfer proteins (mineral core);Electroanalytical techniques using microelectrodes for the detection and quantification of pharmacological drugs.

Funding

PTDC-EBB-BIO-114288-2009, “Ion Jelly® technology as matrix for new biosensors”, Principal Investigator Cristina Cordas (project coordinator), 25% time allocated (FCT/UNL), funds 135.660.00 Euros (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Ministério da Educação, Portugal)

Collaborations

Prof. Luís Fonseca (IST-UTL)

Dr. Rogério Mendes (IPMA)

Prof. João Paulo Sousa (CINAMIL/Academia Militar)

Prof. Carlos Salgueiro (Chem.Dep., FCT-UNL)

Prof. Pedro Tavares (Chem. Dep., FCT-UNL)

Dr. Filipe Folgosa (Chem.Dep., FCT-UNL)

Dr. Pedro Vidinha (Chem. Institute, USP, Brasil)

Dr. Hendrik A Heering (Leiden Univ.)