Research Interests

The research is focused on the study of enzymes involved on iron metabolism, cellular detoxification, and other enzymes involved in oxygen activation such as desaturases and oxygenases. A series of different techniques are applied on this characterization, namely biochemical techniques, molecular biology methods and various spectroscopies (UV/visible, EPR and Mössbauer) in conjunction with fast kinetic techniques (stopped-flow and rapid-freeze quench).

Teaching and scientific diffusion of Chemistry should be faced as extremely important activities since promote knowledge transmission and establish links between scientific research and society. As such, a commitment in the production of pedagogic materials (such as websites that support lectured courses) as well as the participation in scientific divulgation projects (Ciência Viva, Pulse Project, Days of Chemistry, and FCT/UNL Open Days) and meeting organizing committees.