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UCIBIO - Unidade em Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas / Applied Molecular Biosciences Unit

The Research Unit on Applied Molecular Biosciences, UCIBIO, is formed by the collaborative efforts of researchers from the Universities of Porto and NOVA. The host institution is REQUIMTE, a non-profit scientific association between the two Universities. UCIBIO´s research activities occur mainly at the campus of Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT-NOVA), and at the Faculty of Sciences (FC-UP), the Faculty of Pharmacy (FF-UP) and Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS-UP) from the University of Porto.

UCIBIO combines key expertise in Chemistry and Biological Sciences with an ambitious strategic plan to maximize its national and international impact in terms of scientific productivity, advanced training and translation to society. In the national context, UCIBIO’s key strength lies on its broad scope of fundamental and applied research, standing at the interface of Chemistry, Biology and Engineering to address pertinent questions at atomic, molecular, sub-cellular and cellular levels, including cell-to-cell interactions and population evolutionary dynamics.

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Yeasts Medicine & Life Sciences
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Geobacter Medicine & Life Sciences
Nanoparticles Medicine & Life Sciences
Cells Chemical Compounds
Polyhydroxyalkanoates Chemical Compounds
Cytochromes Chemical Compounds
Gold Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2019

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
1 Citation (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Drug Discovery
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Biological Products
Geologic Sediments


Engenharia de anticorpos para o Tratamento do cancro da mama

Carlos Manuel Mendes Novo (Recipient), P A Videira (Recipient), José da Silva Ramalho (Recipient), Maria Angelina de Sá Palma (Recipient) & Ana Luisa Carvalho (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

FCT CEEC individual

Ana Rita Fialho Grosso (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

FCT Investigator

Ana Rita Fialho Grosso (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2000 2019

Nature Chemical Biology (Journal)

Rita Gonçalves Sobral de Almeida (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

O papel das associações da investigação: O exemplo da APCDG

Paula Alexandra Videira (Speaker)
28 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Glycosylation and human immune system function.

Paula Alexandra Videira (Speaker)
4 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk