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Research interests

I graduated in Biochemistry in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) and, in 2012, I received my Ph.D. in Structural Biochemistry from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-NOVA). I focused my research on the study of the molecular determinants that define ligand specificity to carbohydrate-binding proteins. During my doctoral studies, I combined several techniques in the field of structural biology including NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, molecular biology and molecular docking. In 2013, I was awarded the António Xavier Prize, for the Best National Thesis in the field of NMR in 2012. In 2012, I attained a position as a Scientific Officer at Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), which gave me relevant science and technology management skills. Between 2007 and 2012 I was integrated in 4 national research projects funded by FCT. In September 2013, to embrace a new scientific challenge, I took a postdoctoral research position in Germany (Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf), in the group of Dr. M. Etzkorn to study membrane protein structure and function by NMR. Shortly after, I was awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (which I kindly declined) and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (April 2015 to May 2017) to study the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor. Focal points included protein structure determination, biomolecular interactions, membrane mimetics (amphipols and nanodiscs) and NMR pulse sequence development (UTOPIA-NMR). 

Education/Academic qualification

Structural Biochemistry, Doctorate, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

1 Mar 200828 Feb 2012

Biochemistry, Bachelor, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

1 Oct 200120 Sep 2006

External positions

Researcher, Institute of Physical Biology, Heinrich Heine University, Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany.

15 Sep 201330 Apr 2017

Scientific Officer, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

15 May 201214 Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Q Science (General)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Protein NMR
  • Protein ligand Interactions

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Research Output at NOVA 2008 2016

  • 335 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 11 Article
10 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Diverse specificity of cellulosome attachment to the bacterial cell surface

Brás, J. L. A., Pinheiro, B. A., Cameron, K., Cuskin, F., Viegas, A., Najmudin, S., Bule, P., Pires, V. M. R., Romão, M. J., Bayer, E. A., Spencer, H. L., Smith, S. P., Gilbert, H. J., Alves, V. D., Carvalho, A. L. & Fontes, C. M. G. A., 7 Dec 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, p. 38292

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Cellulosomes
Anaerobic Bacteria
Proteins
Carbohydrates
cohesins
5 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Zona Pellucida
Fertilization in Vitro
Testis
Sheep
Antibodies
10 Citations (Scopus)

NMR solution structure and SRP54M predicted interaction of the N-terminal sequence (1-30) of the ovine Doppel protein

Viegas, A., Sardinha, J. & Cabrita, E. J. D. S., 1 Jan 2013, In : Peptides. 49, NA, p. 32-40

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
13 Citations (Scopus)
Clostridium thermocellum
Carbohydrates
Ligands
Entropy
Proteins
4 Citations (Scopus)

Escherichia coli expression, purification, crystallization, and structure determination of bacterial cohesin-dockerin complexes

Brás, J. L. A., Carvalho, A. L., Viegas, A., Najmudin, S., Alves, V. D., Prates, J. A. M., Ferreira, L. M. A., Romão, M. J., Gilbert, H. J. & Fontes, C. M. G. A., 22 May 2012, In : Methods in Enzymology. 510, p. 395-415 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cellulosomes
Bacterial Structures
Crystallization
Escherichia coli
Purification