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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Ionic Liquids Chemical Compounds
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Heme Medicine & Life Sciences
Oxidation-Reduction Medicine & Life Sciences
Enzymes Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
Staphylococcus aureus Medicine & Life Sciences
Electrons Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1982 2020

Biocompatible locust bean gum as mesoporous carriers for naproxen delivery

Cordeiro, T., Paninho, A. B., Bernardo, M., Matos, I., Pereira, C. V., Serra, A. T., Matias, A. & Ventura, M. G., 1 Jan 2020, In : Materials Chemistry And Physics. 239, 121973.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

composite materials
1 Citation (Scopus)

Accessibility to Peptidoglycan Is Important for the Recognition of Gram-Positive Bacteria in Drosophila

Vaz, F., Kounatidis, I., Covas, G., Parton, R. M., Harkiolaki, M., Davis, I., Filipe, S. R. & Ligoxygakis, P., 21 May 2019, In : Cell Reports. 27, 8, p. 2480-2492.e6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Teichoic Acids
Gram-Positive Bacteria
1 Downloads (Pure)

A comparative genomics approach for identifying host-range determinants in Streptococcus thermophilus bacteriophages

Szymczak, P., Rau, M. H., Monteiro, J. M., Pinho, M. G., Filipe, S. R., Vogensen, F. K., Zeidan, A. A. & Janzen, T., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 7991.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Streptococcus Phages
Streptococcus thermophilus
Host Specificity

Activities 2014 2017

  • 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