I am an Assistant Professor at FCT-UNL, and a member of the research unit UCIBIO, REQUIMTE.

My research is focused on the structural and mechanistic studies of metalloenzymes involved in microbial stress response to oxidative stress and metal ions.

As model systems we use pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter faecium, and also Paracoccus pantotrophusMarinobacter hydrocarbonoclasticus and from sulphate reducing bacteria of the genus Desulfovibrio (as non-pathogenic model organisms).

Different techniques are used in the characterization of these molecular system:

  • UV-visible, fluorescence, EPR and CD spectroscopy
  • NMR for binding and structural studies
  • ITC for binding studies and kinetics
  • Steady-state and rapid kinetics
  • RT-PCR for gene expression profiles
  • EMSA for DNA binding studies


Gab. 632B, Dep. Química

Tel. + 351 212 948 385, ext 10967
Fax + 351 2112 948 550

Dep. Química, FCT/UNL
2829-516 Caparica

The lab is located in UCIBIO, REQUIMTE in the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica

Gab 632.B and Lab 617, Dept Química, UCIBIO, REQUIMTE
Departamento de Química
Faculdade de Ciênicas e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus da Caparica
2829-516 Caparica

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