Projects

Current 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);

Ion Jelly® technology as matrix for new biosensors

PI: Cristina Cordas

Project "Ion Jelly® technology as matrix for new biosensors", ref. PTDC/EBB-BIO/114288/2009, Requimte, CQFB, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Biomineralization and iron release control in enzymes of the ferritin family

PI: Pedro Tavares

Project “Biomineralization and iron release control in enzymes of the ferritin family”, ref. PTDC/BIA-PRO/111485/2009, Requimte, CQFB, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL).

Redox-BioMaterials: Design of new redox biomaterials and their application in Biofuel cells for the production of electrical energy, feedstock chemicals and building blocks

PI: Luís Fonseca

Project "Redox-BioMaterials: Design of new redox biomaterials and their application in Biofuel cells for the production of electrical energy, feedstock chemicals and building blocks", PTDC/EBB-EBI/099237/2008, IBB/IST team and currently as member of Requimte at FCT/UNL (IST-UTL and FCT-UNL).

Electrochemical control of biofilm-forming micro-organisms: screening, identification, and design of new knowledge based technologies” (EA-Biofilms)

PI: José Moura (Portugal team)

Project “Electrochemical control of biofilm-forming micro-organisms: screening, identification, and design of new knowledge based technologies” (EA-Biofilms), NEST-508866, Departamento de Química, CQFB, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL).

http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/74718_en.html

The two terminal enzymes of denitrification - Nitric oxide reductase and nitrous oxide reductase

PI: Isabel Moura

Project “The two terminal enzymes of denitrification - Nitric oxide reductase and nitrous oxide reductase”, PTDC/QUI/64638/2006, Departamento de Química, CQFB, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL).

Dynamic Electrochemical Studies in Electron Transfer Proteins

PI: José Moura

Project “Dynamic Electrochemical Studies in Electron Transfer Proteins", POCTI/QUI/42277/2002, Departamento de Química, CQFB, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL).

Chemistry of CoCorrinoid and Metallo Porphynoid Layers on Electrodes

PI: Luísa Abrantes

Project “Chemistry of CoCorrinoid and Metallo Porphynoid Layers on Electrodes”, program COST D 15 Action “Interfacial Chemistry and Catalysis”, Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL).

Vitamin B12 and Metalloporphyrins Derivatives: Electrochemistry of Self-assembled and Electropolymerised Layers

PI: Luísa Abrantes

Project “Vitamin B12 and Metalloporphyrins Derivatives: Electrochemistry of Self-assembled and Electropolymerised Layers” (included in the Project COST D 15 Action “Interfacial Chemistry and Catalysis”), Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL).