Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB)

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The Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB/NOVA - Institute of Chemical and Biological Technology António Xavier) is an academic research centre of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Its mission is to carry out scientific research and postgraduate teaching in chemistry, life sciences, and associated technologies, for the benefit of human health and the environment.

The strong expertise in Molecular Biosciences present at ITQB/NOVA drives research in two strategic societal challenges: 1) Molecular Basis of Health and Disease and 2) Biological Resources and Sustainable Development. In this line, ITQB coordinates two Research Units – MOSTMICRO and GREEN-IT - and is further involved in a third one – iNOVA4HEALTH.

With a track-record of scientific excellence and a focus for internationalization, ITQB/NOVA is a leading centre for advanced training in Portugal.

Currently with 59 independent teams, ITQB/NOVA hosts more than 400 researchers (including 135 PhD students) with different backgrounds and research interests, who contribute to the vibrant scientific atmosphere on site.

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    Research Output

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Bioprospection of Natural Sources of Polyphenols with Therapeutic Potential for Redox-Related Diseases

    Menezes, R., Foito, A., Jardim, C., Costa, I., Garcia, G., Rosado-Ramos, R., Freitag, S., Alexander, C. J., Outeiro, T. F., Stewart, D. & Santos, C. N., 26 Aug 2020, In : Antioxidants. 9, 9

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Combined effect of interventions with pure or enriched mixtures of (poly)phenols and anti-diabetic medication in type 2 diabetes management: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled human trials

    Raimundo, A. F., Félix, F., Andrade, R., García-Conesa, M. T., González-Sarrías, A., Gilsa-Lopes, J., do Ó, D., Raimundo, A., Ribeiro, R., Rodriguez-Mateos, A., Santos, C. N., Schär, M., Silva, A., Cruz, I., Wang, B., Pinto, P. & Menezes, R., 2020, In : European Journal of Nutrition.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Prémio Câmara Pestana 2006

    Goncalves, Luis Pedro (Recipient), 2006

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 2 Visiting an external academic institution
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology (Journal)

    Carla Maria Alexandre Pinheiro (Editorial board member)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    University of Barcelona

    Carla Maria Alexandre Pinheiro (Visiting researcher)

    22 Feb 201626 Feb 2016

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution