• DQ - Departamento de Química
    Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/UNL
    Edifício Departamental
    Campus de Caparica
    2829-516 Caparica


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Cecília Roque is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at Departamento de Química, researcher at UCIBIO and head of the Biomolecular Engineering Lab at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering (Major in Biotechnology) and a PhD in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico. Cecília has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge and at the Catholic University of America, a Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology (University of Cambridge) and at INESC-MN (Lisbon, Portugal). Her research focus on biotechnology, namely on the development of novel affinity receptors towards important biopharmaceuticals, as well as on the design of smart-responsive platforms for bioseparation, biosensing and biomedical applications. Cecília has been awarded the “1K Business Plan Competition” in 2001 (CEC, University of Cambridge), the “Programa de Estímulo à Investigação” in 2006 (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), the “Scientific Merit Award UNL-Santander Totta-Edição 2009/2010” in 2010 (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Santander Totta Bank) and the 1st Honorable mention from SHIC´11 (by Hovione). Cecília has been recently awarded with a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (2014).

The Biomolecular Engineering Group @UCIBIO, REQUIMTE (FCT/UNL) in interface with iBET, was established in 2008 by Prof. Cecília Roque and is composed by a multidisciplinary team with expertise in Applied and Computational Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

Our group is dedicated to the design and discovery of peptidomimetics with biological or synthetic backbones, and to the development of functional materials, which together find applications in Bioseparation, Biocatalysis, Sensing & Diagnostics, and Nanomedicine.

Check also our facebok page on www.facebook.com/biomenglab and stay connected on Twitter @Biomeng_lab.

Education/Academic qualification

Habilitation in Bioengineering, Bioengineering, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

Award Date: 9 Nov 2015

Biotechnology, Doctorate, Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Immunoglobulin Binding Ligands: An Artificial Protein L., Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

Award Date: 23 Apr 2004

Chemical Engineering-Major Biotechnology, Master, Instituto Superior Técnico

Award Date: 18 Sept 1999


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