Academic Juri Distinctions

PhD Thesis

2020 Member of Juri as supervisor of the PhD Thesis of candidate Raquel Alexandra Ribeiro dos Santos (Biociências Moleculares / Tecnologia Biofarmacêutica). Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Thesis title: "Developing non-chromatographic strategies for biopharmaceuticals purification" Date: 5 Junho 2020
2015 External examiner in the PhD dissertation of candidate Vânia Ondina Pedro Fernandes (Veterinary Sciences / Biological and Biomedical Sciences). Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Thesis title: "Discovering novel Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes in the cellulosome of anaerobic bacteria" Date: 12 Junho 2015
2014 Member of juri in the PhD dissertation of candidate Marta Franco Coimbra Marques (Biochemistry / Structural Biology). Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, António Xavier, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Thesis title: Structural and functional studies of a high activity NiFeSe hydrogenase. Date: 17 December 2014
2012 External examiner in the PhD dissertation of candidate Joana Luís Armada Brás (Veterinary Sciences / Biological and Biomedical Sciences). Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Thesis title: Structure and function relationships in novel cellulosomal enzymes and cohesin-dockerin complexes. Date: 20 November 2012
Member of juri in the PhD dissertation of candidate Filipe Miguel dos Santos Freire (Biochemistry / Structural Biology). Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Thesis title: Integrated study by NMR and X-Ray Crystallography on the analysis of the molecular interactions in Heme-Binding Proteins. Date: 21 September 2012
Member of juri (as co-supervisor) in the PhD dissertation of candidate Aldino José Martins Viegas (Biochemistry / Structural Biology). Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Thesis title: Molecular determinants of ligand specificity in carbohydrate-binding modules: and NMR and X-ray Crystallography integrated study. Date: 28 May 2012
2011 Member of juri in the PhD dissertation of candidate Teresa Paula Costa Ribeiro (Veterinary Sciences / Biological and Biomedical Sciences). Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Thesis title: Rational use of dietary enzymes and lipids to improve broiler performance and meat quality. Date: 29 November 2011
2010 External examiner in the PhD dissertation of candidate Sofia Maria Dias de Gouveia Caria (Pharmacy / Microbiology). Faculdade de Farmácia from Universidade de Lisboa. Thesis title: Biochemical and structural studies on the PhoR-PhoB two component regulatory system from Deinococcus radiodurans. Date: 8 October 2010
External examiner of candidate Benedita Andrade Pinheiro (Animal Science and Technology). Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. PhD Thesis title: Novel insight into the mechanism of cellulosome assembly and plant cell wall hydrolysis in anaerobic bacteria. Date: 8 February 2010
2008 Member of juri in the PhD dissertation of candidate David Marçal (Biochemistry / Structural Biology). Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Bioquímica from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Thesis title: Structural studies on family III alcohol dehydrogenases from pathogenic bacteria. Date: 21 November 2008
2007 External examiner in the PhD dissertation of candidate Fernando Manuel Vaz Dias (Animal Science and Technology). Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Thesis title: Estrutura e função de hemicelulases e complexos coesina-doquerina: implicações na hidrólise de polissacáridos estruturais da parede celular vegetal. Date: 25 July 2007
2006 Member of juri in the PhD dissertation of candidate Teresa Sacadura Santos Silva (Biochemistry / Structural Biology). Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Thesis title: Structural Characterization of Heme and Non-Heme Iron-Containing Proteins. Date: 13 November 2006

MSc Dissertations

2018 Examiner in the MSc dissertation of candidate Iana Lychko (Biotechnology). FCT-NOVA, Design and production of peptide-based scaffolds for bioengineering applications, Portugal. Thesis title: "Design and production of peptide-based scaffolds for bioengineering applications". Date: 30 October 2018
2016 Member of juri (as co-supervisor) in the MSc dissertation of candidatRaquel Costa", Ligand discovery and structural-functional analysis of proteins involved in plant cell wall degradation", FCT-NOVA, 17 October 2016  (MSc student of Biochemistry)
2015 External examiner in the MSc dissertation of candidate Alina Vitaliyivna Kulakova (Biochemistry for Health). ITQB, Oeiras, Portugal. Thesis title: "Production of membrane histidine kinases and structural studies on Thiosulfate dehydrogenase". Date: 9 Dezembro 2015
Member of juri (as co-supervisor) in the MSc dissertation of candidate Elizabeth Nelly Pires, "Estudos da organização do celulossoma: caracterização estrutural da proteína CipA por Cristalografia de Raios-X e estudo da diversidade das interações coesina-doquerina utilizando Microarrays", FCT-NOVA, October 2015 (MSc student of Biochemistry)
2009 Member of juri in the Masters dissertation of candidate Genny Verzé (Corso di Laurea spercialistica in Biotecnologie Molecolari-Industriali). Facoltá di Scienze, Università degli Studi di Verona (Italy). Thesis title: Expression and purification of human muscleblind-like-protein-1 and structural characterization of an exocellulase from Clostridium thermocellum. Date: 19 March 2009